NOTE: This event has been postponed. We will advise on our Events page when it has been rescheduled.
Daniel Poneman, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, kicks off the Energy Initiative's 2013-14 Energy Speaker Series, joining us on Oct. 1 for an address on "Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change."
Climate change poses a growing threat to American energy security, adding an increasingly urgent layer to an already complex geopolitical issue. In his talk at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Poneman will outline the challenges and set out the vision -– and necessary actions -– for a future where Americans will drive the innovations and investments that will promote jobs and prosperity while addressing our technological, environmental and security needs.
The Energy Speaker Series, beginning its second year, has featured a variety of world-class researchers, policy-makers, businesspeople and other leaders involved in energy business, security, policy and other issues. Past speakers include Cathy Zoi, a partner of Silver Lake Kraftwerk and former senior executive in the U.S. Department of Energy; Tom Heller, executive director of Climate Policy Initiative; and a panel of Canadian energy leaders who discussed the business, politics and environmental implications of the Canadian-U.S. energy relationship.