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Symposium Series Archives UH Energy brings critical issues in energy to the Houston community in our annual symposium series. We invite leading experts in academia, government and industry to participate in a panel discussion, hosted four times annually.

2018-2019 Energy Symposium Series

Future of the Electric Grid: Renewed or Gridlocked?

September 27, 2018


Symposium Moderator: Matt Rogers


Symposium Speakers:

  • Matt Rogers
  • Jesse Grossman
  • Kenny Mercado
  • John Berger

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Carbon Management: Panacea Or Hype?

November 13, 2018


Symposium Moderator: Romany M. Webb


Symposium Speakers:

  • Brock Forrest
  • Bill Peacock
  • Steve Oldham
  • Romany Webb

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Offshore Wind: Will It Happen In Texas?

March 28, 2019


Symposium Moderator: Cheryl Stahl


Symposium Speakers:

  • Jim Bennett
  • Deniz Ekici
  • John Hartnett
  • Michael J. Osborne

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2017-2018 Energy Symposium Series

Electric Power: Going Off the Grid

September 21, 2017


Symposium Moderator: Victor Flatt


Symposium Speakers:

  • William John Berger
  • Joel L. Mickey
  • Heather Payne
  • Ed Hirs

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Permian & Peak Demand: Death of OPEC?

November 16, 2017


Symposium Moderator: Tracy Hester


Symposium Speakers:

  • R.T. Dukes
  • Charles A. Sternbach
  • Chris Tomlinson
  • Antoine Halff

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Renewable Energy: Should Government Subsidies Continue?

February 8, 2018


Symposium Moderator: Bill Maloney


Symposium Speakers:

  • Richard Heinberg
  • Dr. Dev Millstein
  • Michael Skelly
  • Katie Tubb

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Energy, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics: The Future of People in Energy Production

March 22, 2018


Symposium Moderator: Ramanan Krishnamoorti


Symposium Speakers:

  • Julia Badger
  • Michael Frish
  • Rashed Haq
  • David Reid

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2016-2017 Energy Symposium Series

The Clean Power Plan: To Be or Not to Be?

September 20, 2016


Symposium Moderator: Tracy Hester


Symposium Speakers:

  • Al Armendariz
  • Jeffrey R. Holmstead
  • John Hall
  • Mark L. Walters

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Shale Development in Texas: Six Degrees of Consideration

November 29, 2016


Symposium Moderator: Christine Ehlig-Economides


Symposium Speakers:

  • David T. Allen
  • John Barton
  • Brian W. Stump
  • Melinda E. Taylor
  • Gene Theodori
  • Michael H. Young

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Renewable Energy: Should Government Subsidies Continue?

February 15, 2017


Symposium Moderator: Ryan Fitzpatrick


Symposium Speakers:

  • Armond Cohen
  • Dr. Shirley S. Ho
  • Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson
  • Jessica Lovering

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The Future of Energy Policy

March 31, 2017


Symposium Moderator: Jim Granato


Symposium Speakers:

  • Commissioner Wayne Christian
  • H. Russell Frisby Jr.
  • Congressman Gene Green
  • Congressman Pete Olson

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2015-2016 Energy Symposium Series

Arctic Drilling: Untapped Opportunity or Risky Business?

September 24, 2015


Symposium Moderator: Richard Haut


Symposium Speakers:

  • Jed Hamilton
  • Kevin Harun
  • Bob Reiss
  • Peter Van Tuyn

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Carbon Tax: Is It the Right Time?

November 10, 2015


Symposium Moderator: Dave Fehling


Symposium Speakers:

  • Kyle Danish
  • Aparna Mathur
  • Marvin Odum
  • H. Leighton Steward

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Energy Policy: Did the U.S. Win or Lose in the Iran Nuclear Deal?

February 15, 2016


Symposium Moderator: Chris Tomlinson


Symposium Speakers:

  • Sara Vakhshouri
  • Cliff Kupchan
  • Joe Barnes

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Navigating the Future of Personal Transportation

March 29, 2016


Symposium Moderator: Gail Delaughter


Symposium Speakers:

  • Quincy D. Allen
  • Emil H. Frankel
  • Ken Laberteaux
  • Joshua L. Schank

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2014-2015 Energy Symposium Series

US Energy Independence: Good for the Nation?

September 30, 2014


Symposium Moderator: Dave Fehling


Symposium Speakers:

  • Edward Chow
  • Ed Hirs
  • Jane Kleeb

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America's Energy Infrastructure: Is It Safe?

November 11, 2014


Symposium Moderator: Candace Beeke


Symposium Speakers:

  • Charles Esser
  • Steve Magness
  • Carl Weimer

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Private Profit vs. Public Good: Do Energy Companies Have a Social Responsibility?

February 10, 2015


Symposium Moderator: John Beddow


Symposium Speakers:

  • Badar Khan
  • Nate Teti
  • Aneel Karnani
  • Kathleen Hartnett White

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Energy Workforce: How Do We Prepare for the Future?

March 31, 2015


Symposium Moderator: Laura Isensee


Symposium Speakers:

  • John Colborn
  • Elaine Cullen
  • Congressman Pete Olson

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2013-2014 Energy Symposium Series

Hydraulic Fracturing: Is it Sustainable?

October 8, 2013


Symposium Moderator: Margaret A. Hill


Symposium Speakers:

  • Paul P. Krishna
  • A. Scott Anderson

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LNG Export: Is it Good for the US?

November 12, 2013


Symposium Moderator: Jeff Pendergraft


Symposium Speakers:

  • John Felmy
  • Scott Morrison

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Climate Change: Is it a Real Threat?

February 11, 2014


Symposium Moderator: Barry L. Lefer, Ph.D.


Symposium Speakers:

  • Richard A. Feely, Ph.D.
  • John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.
  • David Hone

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Renewable Energy: Need for Governmental Support?

March 4, 2014


Symposium Moderator: Dr. Joseph Pratt


Symposium Speakers:

  • Congressman Gene Green
  • Robert L. Bradley Jr.
  • Jimmy Glotfelty

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