Three shifts in US energy policy: Implications for the globe

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Tuesday 31 May 2016
4.00pm–5.30pm

Venue

Weston Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU
ANU Canberra

Speaker

Dr Christian Downie

Contacts

ANU Energy Change Institute
+ 61 2 6125 2480

The US is the world’s largest gas producer, the world’s largest oil producer and it has the largest coal reserves on the planet. This talk, given by Dr Christian Downie, considers three significant US policy shifts made during President Obama’s second term: (i) easing the restrictions on natural gas exports; (ii) ending the de facto ban on crude oil exports; and (iii) limiting emissions from coal-fired power plants.

It highlights not only the politics behind these regulatory changes, but also the potential geopolitical impact on global energy markets.

The talk will be followed by discussion and Q&A with a panel including: - Chair: Professor Ken Baldwin, ANU Energy Change Institute - James Shea, US Embassy - Professor Quentin Grafton, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU - Dougal McInnes, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who will speak on “What the Paris Agreement means for energy policy: an international perspective”

Registration via Eventbrite is essential. This seminar is free and open to the public.

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