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Dec 08

At the Crossroads III: Energy and Climate Policy Summit


Co-hosted by

~ The Impact of the National Elections on Energy and Climate Policy ~

The Texas Public Policy Foundation and The Heritage Foundation are proud to present the premier energy-and-climate policy event in America: the “At the Crossroads III: Energy and Climate Policy Summit,” to be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Join national policymakers, leading energy experts, and the field’s most innovative minds to explore
what’s next in energy policy, what’s coming in climate science, and how you may affect both.

At this crossroads of American history, don’t miss out on “At the Crossroad III.”


8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. 
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Brooke Rollins, President, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Becky Norton Dunlop, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

9:30 a.m.
Session 1: Congressional Update

The Honorable Mike Lee (R-UT), Member, Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, and Chairman, Subcommittee on Water & Power
The Honorable Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
The Honorable Pete Olson (R-TX), Chairman, Subcommittee on Energy & Power, House Committee on Energy & Commerce
The Honorable Gary Palmer (R-TX), Member, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Tim Chapman, Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Action for America – Moderator

11:00 a.m.
Session 2: Keynote Addresses

The Honorable James Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman, Senate Environment & Public Works Committee
Corbin J. Robinson, Jr., Principal, Quintana Capital Group

12:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.
Session 3: Energy and Climate Policy

David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
Patrick J. Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute
Mark P. Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Power Group; Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute; and Faculty Fellow, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
Horace Cooper, Adjunct Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research – Moderator

2:00 p.m.
Session 4: Industry and the Economy

Patrick Forkin, Vice President Strategy & Global Energy Analytics, Peabody Energy
Allen Gilmer, Chairman, Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO)
Dan Byers, Senior Director for Policy, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Nick Loris, The Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

3:00 p.m.
Session 5: A Conversation on Climate Intimidation

Dr. Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, MIT
Dr. Willie Soon, Astrophysicist and Independent Scientist
Andrew M. Grossman, Co-Founder, Free Speech in Science Project – Moderator

4:00 p.m.
Session 6: Is CO2 Really a Pollutant? Update from the CO2 Coalition

Dr. William Happer, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Princeton University
Dr. Craig Idso, Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Dr. David R. Legates, Professor of Geography, University of Delaware
Dr. Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, MIT
Dr. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Patrick J. Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute – Moderator

5:00 p.m.
Concluding Remarks

5:15 p.m.
Shuttle transportation to the Reserve Officers Association Building

5:45 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Keynote Address

Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy
The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White,
Director, Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment, TPPF

Introduction by
Rupert Darwall, author of The Age of Global Warming and former Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

James Taylor, Founder, Spark of Freedom Foundation - Moderator

8:15 p.m.

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