28th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - December 3-5, 2008
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USAEE Council/Student Lunch (By Invitation)

12:00n - 1:00pm • Statler AB Room
Sponsored By: Chevron

USAEE Council Meeting

1:00pm - 5:00pm • Massachusetts Room


12:00n - 7:00pm • Ohio Room

Opening Reception

6:00pm - 7:30pm • Congressional Room

Networking Dinners

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Cost not included in conference registration; sign up during Opening Reception.



7:00am - 7:00pm • Ohio Room

Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:30am • Congressional Room

Presider's Huddle

8:15am - 8:25am • Michigan Room

Welcome and Introduction

8:30am - 9:00am • Presidential Ballroom

Opening Plenary Session: Changing U.S. & International Energy Policy Perspectives

9:00am - 10:30am • Presidential Ballroom

In this session, speakers will explore different aspects of changing U.S. and international energy policies.

Frank A. Verrastro (Presiding)
Senior Vice President and Director, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
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David C. "Clay" Bretches
Vice President, Marketing and Minerals, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
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Robert M. Simon
Staff Director of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate
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Christopher A. Smith
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil & Natural Gas, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
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Coffee Break

10:30am - 11:00am • Upper Lobby
Sponsored By: IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Concurrent Sessions 1 - 9

11:00am - 12:30am

Awards Luncheon

12:30pm - 2:30pm • Congressional and Senate Rooms

David B. Sandalow (Keynote Speaker)
Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
"Moving Toward a Sustainable Energy Economy"

Dual Plenary Session: Prospects for Nuclear Power After Fukushima

2:30pm - 4:00pm • Presidential Ballroom

International and U.S. speakers will present different viewpoints and explore changing prospects for nuclear energy, with a focus on the impact on the nuclear industry and energy policies of the recent accident in northern Japan.

Christophe Bonnery (Presiding)
Vice President, Energy Policy, AREVA
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Kyoichi Miyazaki
Senior Consultant, Poten & Partners
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Laurent Stricker
Chairman, World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)
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Peter Bradford
Adjunct Professor, Vermont Law School
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Wilfrid L. Kohl
Senior Advisor and Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
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Dual Plenary Session: Energy Access and Economic Development

2:30pm - 4:00pm • Federal AB Room

Topics addressed will include increasing access to energy, the relationship between energy and economic development, the changing World Bank perspective on energy, and over-use of oil to generate electricity in developing countries.

Charles K. Ebinger (Presiding)
Director, Energy Security Initiative, Brookings

Lawrence Jones
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Policy & Industry Relations, Alstom Grid Inc
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David Elzinga
Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency
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Ryan Hobert
Deputy Director, Climate & Energy, United Nations Foundation
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Coffee Break

4:00pm - 4:30pm • Upper Lobby
Sponsored By: ICF International

Concurrent Sessions 10 - 18

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Chapter Leadership Meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm • Michigan Room

Student Poster Session and Networking Reception

6:15pm - 8:00pm • Congressional and Senate Rooms
Sponsored By: Aramco Services Company

John Holding (Presiding)
Independent Practitioner - Energy Macroeconomics

1. The Weight of Waiting: Quantifying the Consequences of Climate Policy Goals for Power Plant Capital Turnover
Catherine F Izard
Carnegie Mellon University
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2. Does Electricity Generation From Renewable Sources Preserve The Fossil Fuels Dependence?
Júlio Fontes
Fuinhas José
António Marques
University of Beira Interior
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3. State-Level Integrated Assessment: Energy Prices and Economic Responses
Zach Wendling
Kenneth R Richards
Barry Rubin
Sanya Carley
Joanna Allerhand
David C. Warren
Indiana University
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4. Renewable Portfolio Standards in the USA: Role of Penalty Features and Other Factors in Their Compliance With Targets
Olga Bespalova
Kansas State Univ / The George Washington Univ
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5. Sustainable Best–Mixed Outlook of Japanese Primary Energy Supply and Demand After the 3.11 Eastern Japan Earthquake to Establish Environment-Friendly Low-Carbon Society
Hidehisa Saeki
Kazuo Fujita
Shibaura Institute of Technology
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6. The Impact of Oil Prices on Economic Growth of Developing Countries: A Panel Approach
Mahmud Suleiman
Department of Economics, University of Surrey
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7. Energy Demand U.S. Commercial Buildings: An Econometric Approach
Lucy Y Qiu
Stanford University
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8. Comparative Analysis on the Performance of National Oil Companies and the International Oil Companies
Christian O Ehiatue
Robert Gordon University
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9. Modernization of Energy Sector Myths or the Reality
Malika A. Saidkhodjaeva
Doctorate / Senior Research Fellow , Institute of Economics State Academy of Science
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Student Reception (By Invitation)

8:00pm - 10:00pm • Science Club

Restaurant Address: 1136 19th Street, NW Washington, DC

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