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The 2012 Forum, “Electricity: Seeking Progress amid Uncertainty,” was chaired by Ernest J. Moniz, Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, and Director of the Energy Initiative at MIT. Topics included regulatory issues affecting the financial model of utilities, the obstacles to the moves toward greater energy efficiency, the challenge of meeting energy and water needs simultaneously, factors affecting utility choices between coal and gas, and the challenges of financing new development.
Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development
The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication based on the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century entitled “Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development.” The Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century is an ongoing nonpartisan dialogue on the future of conservation, society and the environment. This report chronicles ideas and information from our discussions about the need for a new narrative for conservation that accounts for human economy, engages local ownership, values ecosystem services and motivates private and public partnership for investment in the natural infrastructure. Participants in the dialogue contributed their time and ideas as experts in their field; their participation does not constitute individual or organizational endorsement. To learn more about the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century, contact Nicole Alexiev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aspen Institute and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are pleased to release the final report and recommendations of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change, entitled “The Shared Future: A Report of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change.” The report and recommendations promote an important new perspective on the level of international cooperation and stewardship that will be necessary to manage the Arctic marine environment in anticipation of the climate change impacts it faces.
The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is honored to take part in EPA’s 40th anniversary celebration. This occasion provides a unique opportunity to look back at the path blazed by the Agency during its first forty years and recognize the important achievements that have made it a leading model for environmental regulatory agencies worldwide.
The 2009 Aspen Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security explored “Oil and Gas in a Changing World,” reflecting the turmoil in the industry caused by the severe economic recession and highly volatile oil and gas prices. Topics included the dramatic increase in U.S. gas reserves as a result of production of gas from shale, the potential for improved efficiency to reduce demand for oil, and the prospects for various alternative fuels and automotive technologies. The Forum co-chairs were Luis Giusti, Senior Advisor to CSIS and former CEO of PDVSA, and Joseph A. Stanislaw, independent senior advisor to Deloitte LLP and CEO of The JAStanislaw Group.