Join business leaders, academics and utilities professionals in a discussion of Texas' energy future moderated by Pat Wood, former Chair of the Texas Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and featuring Bill Reilly, former EPA Administrator, Brian Lloyd, Executive Director of the Texas Public Utility Commission, and Mac McFarland, CEO of Luminant.
Electrical power generation in Texas is undergoing a major transition. Increasingly, it will rely on clean energy sources like natural gas and renewable sources (largely wind and solar) and less on coal. Market forces are primarily behind this transition, although regulatory and environmental factors are making a difference as well.
This forum will convene leaders in the field to explore this transition and what it means for the economy and the environment. Among the issues to be considered are the effects on energy markets and prices, consumer well-being, and public health.
This forum is co-sponsored by Center for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Houston, the Center for Environmental Policy at American University and the Texas Clean Energy Coalition.