Over the past two decades, the use of electricity has grown faster than any other type of fuel consumption. Between 1990 and 2007, electricity use increased by 68 percent, nearly three times the growth in oil consumption over that time period. The International Energy Agency projects that global demand for electricity will soar by 80 percent by 2035.
How can we be confident that that the U.S. will continue to have the electricity we need at prices we can afford? Which fuel sources for electricity generation—coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind or solar—will be most important? Which policies will best encourage their development?
|WELCOMING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION:
Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow, Center for Energy Policy and the Environment
|PANEL ONE: COAL V. NATURAL GAS V. NUCLEAR: WHO WILL WIN AND WHY?
Joseph W. Craft, President & CEO, Alliance Resource Partners LP
John M. Murphy, Senior Research Analyst, Fidelity Investments
John Harpole, President, Mercator Energy
|PANEL TWO: ENCOURAGING THE FUELS OF THE FUTURE
Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
William Horak, Chair of the Department of Nuclear Science & Technology at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Gary Krellenstein, Managing Director, JPMorgan
Porter Bennett, CEO, Bentek Energy