Arctic drilling, China's clean energy, and Iran's 'nuclear gamble': energy's week ahead(Read article summary)
What's the human and environmental toll on strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities? What lessons have we learned from a season of Arctic drilling? Events coming up this week in the world of energy.
What's happening in the the energy world between October 8 and October 12?
Renewable Energy Markets: Investment & Policy Trends
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. |¬†Washington
Sponsored by¬†the Business Council for Sustainable Energy
The briefing will focus on market trends and policy drivers for commercially available renewable energy technologies. A moderated panel discussion with renewable energy industry leaders will follow.
Energy Information Administration: October 2012 Short-Term Energy Outlook
10:00 a.m. | Washington¬†
EIA releases its October 2012 Short-Term Energy Outlook at a press conference in the Holeman Lounge. With Adam Sieminski, Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration.¬†
American Petroleum Institute Weekly Statistical Bulletin
4:30 p.m. ¬†¬†
API issues its Weekly Statistical Bulletin for the week ending October 5.
"Preparing for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic: Lessons Learned from the First Season"
10:00 a.m. | Anchorage, Alaska¬†
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a field hearing in Alaska on ‚ÄúPreparing for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic: Lessons Learned from the First Season.‚ÄĚ This hearing will examine¬†the operational lessons to be learned following the first season of exploratory drilling activity in the Arctic.
"Solar Energy for Water and Wastewater Utilities: Step-by-Step Project Implementation and Funding Approaches"
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Online
Improving energy efficiency is an ongoing challenge for water sector utilities. This webcast will focus on solar energy and will assist utilities in understanding how solar energy can be used effectively at water and wastewater utilities.
(Free online webinar) ¬†
"Briefing on Why China Is Acting on Clean Energy: Successes, Challenges, and Implications for U.S. Policies"
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Washington ¬†
Sponsored by the¬†Environmental and Energy Study Institute and¬†World Resources Institute
Speakers: Joanna Lewis, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Ailun Yang, Senior Associate, Major Emerging Economies Initiative, World Resources Institute; Stephen Munro, Policy and International Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance¬†
"Give Me Regulation, Not Liberty: From Samuel Insull to James E. Rogers in the Electric Power Industry"
12 p.m. | Washington
A policy forum with Robert L. Bradley Jr., Founder and CEO, Institute for Energy Research. Moderated by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.
(Streaming online at www.cato.org/live)
"The Ayatollah's Nuclear Gamble: the Human Cost of Military Strikes against Iran's Nuclear Facilities"
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Washington¬†
Sponsored by¬†the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Atlantic Council.
Khosrow Semnani will present the findings of his new report, ‚ÄúThe Ayatollah‚Äôs Nuclear Gamble,‚ÄĚ which offers a detailed, scientific discussion of the human and environmental consequences of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.