US Strategy for Sustainable Energy Security
Director, Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative
Monday, June 13, 2016
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bank of America Tower
One Bryant Park
2nd Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10036
The national energy system of the United States is aging and has to be renewed in a dynamic fashion to adapt to the transformative changes in the world of energy. Failure to do so will result in substantial economic disadvantage and national security vulnerabilities, and risk the United States' position as the leading global power in the twenty-first century. The need for modernization represents a unique opportunity to upgrade the United States to a cutting edge system of energy hardware and software. Moreover, climate change is a severe threat to the United States and an existential one to much of the rest of humanity. Climate change represents an ever growing, direct risk to the American people as extreme weather events wreak havoc, rising sea levels engulf coastal cities, and natural beauties and wildlife habitats degrade.
At this private, off-the-record lunch briefing, please join David Koranyi, Director of the Atlantic Council Eurasian Energy Futures to discuss his new paper which provides an ambitious and sustainable US energy strategy that addresses climate change. In this thought-provoking strategy paper, he outlines the strategic, national security, and economic rationales, while recognizing the political, economic, technological and regulatory difficulties and complications for achieving a low carbon future. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm and discussion will begin promptly at 12:45 pm.