Title: Texas Tribune Symposium – Energy & The Environment
Location: The University of Houston
Link out: Click here
Description: This daylong program of lectures, panel discussions and conversations will explore federal energy policy as it impacts the state of Texas, state policy as it impacts communities like Houston, the promise of clean and renewable energy in all its forms and the impact of one of the largest shale plays anywhere on the economic and environmental health of South Texas.
7:30 – 8 AM: Complimentary Breakfast
8 – 9 AM: TribLive with RENU KHATOR, Chancellor, University of Houston System; President, University of Houston
9:15 – 10:15 AM: “An Energy Plan for Texas” with BARRY SMITHERMAN, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission
10:30 – 11:30 AM: “Is Clean and Renewable Energy an Oxymoron?” with LAURA MILLER, Texas Director of Projects, Summit Power; PATRICK WOODSON, Chief Development Officer, E.ON, Climate & Renewables, North America; and JOHN RAGAN, Executive Vice President and Regional President, Gulf Coast, NRG Energy, Inc.
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM: Complimentary Lunch with Roundtable Discussions on Sustainability and Other Key Energy Topics
1:30 – 2:30 PM: “The Impact of the Eagle Ford Shale” with CRIS EUGSTER, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, CPS Energy; LEODORO MARTINEZ JR., Executive Director, Middle Rio Grande Development Council; JENNIFER POWIS, Senior Regional Representative, Texas, Sierra Club; and State Sen. CARLOS URESTI, D-San Antonio
2:45 – 3:45 PM: A Conversation with State Rep. JIM KEFFER, R-Eastland, Chairman of the House Energy Resources Committee and State Rep. MARK STRAMA, D-Austin, Member of the House Energy Resources Committee
Start Time: 07:30
End Time: 15:45