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Biofuels in the Americas

David J. Rothkopf, author of a report for the Inter-American Development Bank on green energy in the Americas, and C. Ford Runge, professor of applied economics and law at the University of Minnesota, discuss the viability of ethanol as an alternative fuel and its prospects in Latin America.

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A Future Vision For Energy

Speaker: Anne Lauvergeon

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offers her perspective on how to satisfy growing global energy needs while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions,  protecting natural resources, and maintaining price stability and competition.

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Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives: Session II: Energy Alternatives in the Market

Speakers: John E. Bryson and Vijay Vaitheeswaran
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

John Bryson and Vijay Vaitheeswaran discuss the technology options in the market, highlighting the weakness of the U.S. electric grid, the importance of conservation and efficiency, and the prospects for ethanol, wind, and solar as leading alternative energy sources.

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A Future Vision For Energy

Speaker: Anne Lauvergeon
Presider: Christine Todd Whitman

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offers her perspective on how to satisfy growing global energy needs while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions, protecting natural resources, and maintaining price stability and competition.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker series.

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A Conversation with T. Boone Pickens

Speaker: T. Boone Pickens
Presider: Frank W. Sesno

Watch T. Boone Pickens outline the future of U.S. energy policy and his campaign to promote the "Pickens Plan," which calls for increased use of domestic energy products such as wind and natural gas to lower U.S. dependence on foreign oil by more than fifty percent over the next ten years.

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Is Castro Right? The Prospects for Biofuel Development

Speakers: David J. Rothkopf and C. Ford Runge
Presider: Julia E. Sweig

Watch David Rothkopf, president and chief executive officer of Garten Rothkopf, and C. Ford Runge, distinguished McKnight university professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, discuss the potential impact of the increasing demand for biofuels on global energy and food security.

See more in Cuba; Energy Policy; Renewable Energy; Biotechnology