EIA schedules annual energy conference for Apr. 7-8

The US Energy Information Administration will hold its 2009 energy conference, A New Climate for Energy, at the Washington Convention Center on Apr. 7-8.

Apr. 7-8: The US Energy Information Administration will hold its 2009 energy conference, A New Climate for Energy, at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC. For online registration and other information, go to www.eia.gov.

Why it matters: The meeting traditionally features experts discussing a wide range of energy issues in a non-partisan atmosphere. With Congress and the Obama administration talking seriously about cap-and-trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as the nation moves deeper into economic recession, climate and other environmental considerations exert a greater-than-usual influence.

Highlights this year will include sessions discussing the outlook for natural gas markets, financial markets and short-term energy prices, and opportunities and barriers to investing in oil and gas. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will deliver the morning keynote address on Apr. 7, followed by a general session featuring William D. Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, discussing energy and the macro-economy, and John W. Rowe, chairman and chief executive of Exelon Corp., discussing energy in a carbon-constrained world.

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