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America's Energy Future: Technology Opportunities, Risks, and Tradeoffs


Project Scope:

This study will critically evaluate the current and projected state of development of energy supply, storage, and end use technologies. The study will not make policy recommendations, but it will analyze where appropriate the role of public policy in determining the demand and cost for energy and the configuration of the nation’s energy systems. The committee will develop a “reference scenario” that reflects a projection of current economic, technology cost and performance, and policy parameters into the future. Within that scenario, the committee will evaluate energy technologies with respect to:

Estimated times to readiness for deployment
Current and projected costs (e.g., per unit of energy production or savings)
Current and projected performance (e.g., efficiency, emissions per unit of output)
Key technical, environmental, economic, policy, and social factors that would enhance or impede development and deployment
Key environmental (including CO2 mitigation), economic, energy security, social, and other life-cycle impacts arising from deployment
Key research and development (R&D) challenges

The committee may assess the sensitivity of these factors to possible variations in the key economic, technology cost and performance, and policy parameters that define the reference scenario.

The primary focus of the study will be on existing technologies and technologies likely to be available for deployment within the next decade. A secondary focus will be on technologies with longer times to deployment. The study will specifically provide estimates and findings on the following:

For current technologies and technologies where initial deployment is judged to be within the next decade: estimates of costs, performance, and impacts
For technologies where deployment is judged likely to be between 10 and 25 years: findings regarding key factors that enhance or impede adoption, implications for costs, and R&D challenges.


The project is sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors, Intel Corporation, Kavli Foundation, and the Keck Foundation.

The approximate start date for the project is July 2007.

Two reports by the committee are planned. The first report will be based on a workshop to be held in the early part of the project. The second and final report will be issued at the conclusion of the project in approximately 18 months.

Note: The Energy Summit (Meeting 8), which was held March 13-14, 2008 in Washington, DC, was a public workshop. A report of this workshop summarizing the presentations and discussions will be issued. This report, authored by a subgroup of the committee, will have no findings and recommendations.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-L-07-02-A

Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Crowley, Kevin



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 01/20/2008

Harold T. Shapiro - (Chair)
Princeton University

Harold T. Shapiro is currently president emeritus of Princeton University and a professor of economics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School. Prior to this position, he served as president of the University of Michigan from 1980 to 1988. Dr. Shapiro’s expertise is in econometrics. He chaired the National Bioethics Advisory Committee under President Clinton and served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under President Bush. He also chaired the Association of American Universities, and serving on the board of directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., and the board of trustees of the University Research Association. In 1989, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine for his expertise in bioethics and healthcare policy. He chaired the committee that produced the NRC report Enhancing the Vitality of the National Institutes of Health: Organizational Change to Meet New Challenges. He has authored A Larger Sense of Purpose: Higher Education and Society (The 2003 Clark Kerr Lectures), and Applied Economics, and has co-authored many other publications. Dr. Shapiro was recently awarded the 2006 William D. Carey Lecture of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his leadership in science policy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
Mark S. Wrighton - (Vice Chair)
Washington University

Mark S. Wrighton is currently chancellor and professor of chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to moving to Washington University in 1995, he was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) beginning in 1972. He was head of the Department of Chemistry at MIT from 1987 until 1990 when he was appointed provost. Dr. Wrighton was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1988 and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1986. In 2001, he was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Wrighton was a presidential appointee to the National Science Board (NSB) from 2000 to 2006, which serves as science policy advisor to the president and congress and is the primary advisory board to the National Science Foundation. While on the NSB, he chaired the Audit and Oversight Committee. He is co-author of the book entitled Organometallic Photochemistry and served as editor for the Physical Electrochemistry Division for the Journal of the Electro Chemical Society for three years. He served on the editorial advisory boards of Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical and Engineering News, Journal of Molecular Electronics, Chemtronics, Chemistry Materials, Inorganica Chimica Acta, and the Journal of Physical Chemistry and he was consulting editor for the textbook General Chemistry (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th editions). Dr. Wrighton holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.
John F. Ahearne
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

John F. Ahearne (NAE) is the director of the Ethics Program for Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society and an adjunct scholar at Resources for the Future. His professional interests are reactor safety, energy issues, resource allocation, and public policy management. He has served as commissioner and chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, system analyst for the White House Energy Office, deputy assistant secretary of energy, and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense. Dr. Ahearne currently serves on the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee. In addition, Dr. Ahearne has been active in several NRC committees examining issues in risk assessment. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Society for Risk Analysis, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he is a member the American Nuclear Society and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Ahearne received a Ph.D. degree in physics from Princeton University.
Allen J. Bard
The University of Texas at Austin

Allen J. Bard (NAS) is professor of chemistry and biochemistry and holds the Norman Hackerman/Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin. He has published widely and is the winner of numerous honors and awards including the Willard Gibbs Award, the Pauling Award, and the Priestley Metal. He was president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) and served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Chemical Society from 1982-2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He previously has served on the NRC’s Energy Engineering Board (EEB), and has also served as chairman of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, chairman of the EEB Committee on Potential Applications of Concentrated Solar Photons, and president of the U.S. National Committee for IUPAC. His research interests include electro-organic chemistry, photo-electrochemistry, electrogenerated chemiluminescence, electroanalytical chemistry, and fuel cells. His policy interests include energy policy related to fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. He received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Harvard University.
Jan Beyea
Consulting in the Public Interest

Jan Beyea is chief scientist, Consulting in the Public Interest, and is a consultant to the National Audubon Society. He consults on nuclear physics and other energy/environmental topics for numerous local, national, and international organizations. He has been chief scientist and vice president, National Audubon Society, and has held positions at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Princeton University, Holy Cross College, and Columbia University. He has served as a member of numerous advisory committees and panels including the NRC Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, the Energy Engineering Board, the Committee on Alternative Energy R&D Strategies, and Committee to Review DOE’s Fine Particulates Research Plan. He has also served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Task Force on Economic Modeling; and the policy committee of the Recycling Advisory Council. Dr. Beyea has been an advisor to various studies of the Office of Technology Assessment. He has expertise in energy technologies and associated environmental and health concerns and has written numerous articles on the environment and energy. He received a B.A. degree from Amherst College and a Ph.D. degree in physics from Columbia University.
William F. Brinkman
Princeton University

William F. Brinkman (NAS) is currently a senior research physicist in the Physics Department at Princeton University. He retired as vice president of research from Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies on September 30, 2001. In that position his responsibilities included the direction of all research to enable the advancement of the technology underlying Lucent Technologies' products. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served on a number of NRC committees, and he chaired the NRC’s Physics Survey Committee and the Committee on Solid-State Sciences. He is past president of the American Physical Society and is currently chairman of the Laboratories Operations Board of the Department of Energy. Dr. Brinkman was the recipient of the 1994 George E. Pake Prize. He received a Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Douglas M. Chapin
MPR Associates, Inc.

Douglas M. Chapin (NAE) is principal officer and director, MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia. He has extensive experience in electrical, chemical, and nuclear engineering, with particular application to nuclear and conventional power plant problems and functions, including numerous aspects of power plant systems and associated components. He has worked in such areas as instrumentation and control systems, nuclear fuels, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, pumps, advanced analysis methods, test facility design, and electrical systems and components. Dr. Chapin has worked on a number of efforts including the Japan/Germany/United States research program on loss of coolant accidents, served as project leader for the design, construction, and testing of the loss of fluid test facility, was a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) Utility Review Committee on Advanced Reactor Designs, and worked with the Utility/EPRI Advanced Light Water Reactor Program that defines utility requirements for future nuclear power plants. He was chairman of the NRC’s Committee on Application of Digital Instrumentation and Control Technology to Nuclear Power Plant Operations and Safety. He is currently a member of the NRC’s Committee on Review of DOE’s Nuclear Energy R&D Program, and chair of the NRC’s Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. Dr. Chapin is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He served as a member of the NAE’s Electric Power/Energy Systems Engineering Peer Committee, and is currently a member of the NAE’s Committee on Membership. He is also a fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He has a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, Duke University, an M.S. degree in applied science, George Washington University, and a Ph.D. degree, nuclear studies in chemical engineering, Princeton University.
Christine A. Ehlig-Economides
Texas A&M University-College Station

Christine Ehlig-Economides (NAE) is a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University and is holder of the Albert B. Stevens Chair in Petroleum Engineering. She was previously a tenured professor of chemical engineering at the University of Houston for twenty years. Ehlig-Economides was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003. She is a distinguished member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has held a variety of leadership positions in the society. In 1982, she was named the Alaska SPE Engineer of the Year and received the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. She received the SPE Formation Evaluation Award in 1995 and the society's Lester C. Uren Award in 1997, and was named distinguished lecturer in 1997. Ehlig-Economides is also a member of Sigma Xi, the national research honor society. Her degrees include a bachelor's degree in math-science from Rice University, a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.
Robert W. Fri
Resources for the Future, Inc.

Robert W. Fri is a visiting scholar and senior fellow emeritus at Resources for the Future, where he served as president from 1986 to 1995. From 1996 to 2001 he served as director of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. Before joining the Smithsonian, Mr. Fri served in both the public and private sectors, specializing in energy and environmental issues. In 1971 he became the first deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 1975, President Ford appointed him as the deputy administrator of the Energy Research and Development Administration. He served as acting administrator of both agencies for extended periods. From 1978 to 1986, Mr. Fri headed his own company, Energy Transition Corporation. He began his career with McKinsey & Company, where he was elected a principal. Mr. Fri is a senior advisor to private, public, and nonprofit organizations. He is currently a member of the National Petroleum Council. Mr. Fri is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He received his B.A. degree in physics from Rice University and his M.B.A. degree (with distinction) from Harvard University.
Charles H. Goodman
Southern Company Services, Inc.

Charles H. Goodman had a long career in electric utility research and development -- primarily with regard to developing and improving power generation technologies and in addressing their associated public policy issues. His many contributions span heat transfer, emissions controls, environmental science, and advanced generation technologies. For Southern Company he was the Senior Vice President for Generation Policy. His responsibilities included serving as Chairman of the Board for the FutureGen Industrial Alliance. Prior to 2006 he held the position of Senior Vice President of Research and Environmental Policy. In that position he served as the chief environmental officer for Southern Company. He also directed research & development, environmental policy, environmental research, and compliance strategy development efforts for Southern Company. He served for many years on the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Research Advisory Committee and was chair of its Environment Sector Council. He is a member of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. He served on the NRC Committee on Programmatic Review of DOE’s Office of Power Technology, which reviewed the suite of renewable energy R&D technology programs. He has chaired the Environmental Staff Committee of the Business Roundtable, and was a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. His responsibilities have included oversight of the Power Systems Development Facility in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Goodman received his MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Tulane University and his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
John B. Heywood
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John B. Heywood (NAE) is Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the Sloan Automotive Laboratory. Dr. Heywood's research interests have focused on understanding and explaining the processes that govern the operation and design of internal combustion engines and their fuels requirements. Major research activities include engine combustion, pollutant formation, and operating and emissions characteristics and fuel requirements of automotive and aircraft engines. He has served on a number of NRC committees including the Committee on Review of the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, and he is currently a member of the Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 2. He has consulted for Bendix, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Cars, and Mobil Research and Development Corporation. He has received the Ayreton Premium Award, British Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Ralph R. Teetor Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, among others. He has a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Sc.D. degree from Cambridge University.
Lester B. Lave
Carnegie Mellon University

Lester B. Lave is currently the Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also director, Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative, and co-director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. His teaching and research interests include applied economics, political economy, quantitative risk assessment, safety standards, modeling the effects of global climate change, public policy concerning greenhouse gas emissions, and understanding the issues surrounding the electric transmission and distribution system. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1983 for his expertise in corporate industry administration, business administration, and economics. Dr. Lave's published papers include, Evaluating Automobile Fuel/Propulsion System Technologies, Predicting Human Carcinogenicity, Market Power in Deregulated Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Bolstering the Security of the Electric Power System. He is a recipient of the distinguished achievement award of the Society for Risk Analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
James J. Markowsky
Independent Consultant

James J. Markowsky (NAE) is retired executive vice president of American Electric Power (AEP) Service Corporation, where he led the power generation group and was responsible for fossil-fueled and hydroelectric generating facilities, affiliate coal mining, coal procurement and transportation, and environmental services. Dr. Markowsky served as chair of the NRC’s Committee to Review DOE’s Vision 21 R&D Program, Phase 1, and the Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes. He also served as the chair of the National Academy of Engineering’s Section 6 Electric Power/Energy Systems. Committee.. He received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Pratt Institute, master’s degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Richard A. Meserve
Carnegie Institution of Washington

Richard A. Meserve (NAE) is the ninth president of the Carnegie Institution, after stepping down as chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). As chairman of the USNRC, Meserve served as the principal executive officer of the federal agency with responsibility for ensuring the public health and safety in the operation of nuclear power plants and in the usage of nuclear materials. He served as chairman under both Presidents Clinton and Bush and led the USNRC in responding to the terrorism threat after the 9/11 attacks. Before joining the USNRC, Meserve was a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling, and he now serves as senior of counsel to the firm. Early in his career, he served as legal counsel to the president’s science advisor, and was a law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and to Judge Benjamin Kaplan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in 1966. Dr. Meserve has served on numerous legal and scientific committees over the years, including many established by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering. He also currently serves as chairman of the International Nuclear Safety Group, which is chartered by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Dr. Meserve was elected to serve as a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 2006. Among other affiliations, he is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Engineering, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Meserve serves on the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Universities Research Association, Inc., and on the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has a law degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Stanford.
Warren F. Miller, Jr.
Texas A&M University-College Station

Warren F. Miller, Jr. (NAE) serves as associate director of the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute, Texas A&M University System. He has expertise in nuclear reactor design, transport and reactor analysis and theory, radioactive waste management, transmutation of materials, and management of R&D programs. From 1974 to 2001, he held a number of positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory including group leader, reactor and transport theory; deputy associate director for nuclear programs; associate laboratory director for energy programs; and deputy laboratory director for science and technology. He has held positions at University of New Mexico, University of Michigan, Howard University, University of California, Berkeley, and Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, State of New Mexico Eminent Scholar (1989), a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Society of Black Engineers 2004 distinguished engineer. He has served on a variety of advisory groups and committees. He was vice chair of the NRC’s Division on Earth and Life Sciences and a member of the Committee on Long Term Environmental Quality Research and Development. He is currently a member of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board and a member of the Committee on Review on Review of DOE’s Nuclear Energy R&D Program. He served on the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee from 1997-2006. He has a B.S. degree in engineering sciences, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, Northwestern University.
Franklin M. Orr, Jr.
Stanford University

Franklin M. Orr Jr. (NAE) is the Beal Professor and dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. His research interests include multicomponent fluid phase equilibrium and its interactions with multiphase flow in porous media. Previously he served as chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Stanford University and held positions at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Shell Development Company, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is vice-chair of the board of directors of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and member of the board of directors of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships in Science and Engineering. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and served as chair on the NRC Panel for Review of the Energy Resources Program of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Lawrence T. Papay
PQR, LLC

Lawrence T. Papay is currently CEO and Principal of PQR, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in managerial, financial, and technical strategies for a variety of clients in electric power and other energy areas. He has held positions including senior vice president for the integrated solutions sector, Science Applications International Corporation, and senior vice president and general manager of Bechtel Technology and Consulting. Dr. Papay also held several positions at Southern California Edison, including senior vice president, vice president, general superintendent, and director of research and development (R&D), with responsibilities for areas including bulk power generation, system planning, nuclear power, environmental operations, and development of the organization and plans for the company’s R&D efforts. His expertise and knowledge range across a wide variety of electric system technologies, from production to transmission and distribution, utility management and systems, and end-use technologies. Dr. Papay was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1987 due to his outstanding leadership in pioneering the research, development and commercialization of electric power generation utilizing alternative and renewable technologies. He served as chair of the NRC committee that produced the report Alternatives to Indian Point Energy Center for Meeting New York Electric Power Needs. Dr. Papay’s professional affiliations have included the Electric Power Research Institute Research Advisory Committee, the Atomic Industrial Forum, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Research Advisory Board, and the Renewable Energy Institute. He holds a B.S. degree in physics from Fordham University, and S.M. and Sc.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Aristides A. Patrinos
Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

Aristides Patrinos is president of Synthetic Genomics. He served on the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency and joined the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1988 and led the development of the DOE's program in global environmental change. From 1995 to 2006, Dr. Patrinos was the associate director for biological and environmental research in DOE’s Office of Science, where he oversaw research activities in the human and microbial genome, structural biology, nuclear medicine, and global environmental change. He also directed the DOE component of the U.S. Human Genome Project and was the DOE representative to the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Climate Change Technology Program. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including three presidential rank awards for meritorious and distinguished service and two secretary of energy gold medals. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the American Meteorological Society, and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Patrinos received a diploma in mechanical and electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical and astronautical sciences from Northwestern University.
Michael P. Ramage
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company [Retired]

Michael P. Ramage is retired Executive Vice President, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. Previously he was Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Mobil Oil Corporation. Dr. Ramage held a number of positions at Mobil including Research Associate, Manager of Process Research and Development, General Manager of Exploration and Producing Research and Technical Service, Vice President of Engineering, and President of Mobil Technology Company. He has broad experience in many aspects of the petroleum and chemical industries. He has served on a number of university visiting committees and was a member of the Government University Industrial Research Roundtable. He was a Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and is a member of several professional organizations. Dr. Ramage chaired the recent National Research Council report “The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and Research Needs”. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served on the NAE Council. Dr. Ramage has B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and HDR degrees in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.
Maxine L. Savitz
Honeywell Inc. [Retired]

Maxine Savitz (NAE) is a director of the Washington Advisory Group. Dr. Savitz is a former deputy assistant secretary for conservation, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She received the Outstanding Service Medal from DOE in 1981. Prior to her DOE service, she was program manager for research applied to national needs at the National Science Foundation. Following her government service, Dr. Savitz served in executive positions in the private sector, including: president of Lighting Research Institute, assistant to the vice president for engineering at the Garrett Corporation, and general manager of AlliedSignal Ceramic Components. She recently retired from the position of general manager for technology partnerships at Honeywell. Dr. Savitz is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was appointed to the National Science Board in 1998. She is a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, the DOE’s Laboratory Operations Board, and advisory bodies for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Savitz also serves on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Dr. Savitz received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robert H. Socolow
Princeton University

Robert H. Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1971. He was previously an assistant professor of physics at Yale University. Professor Socolow is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He currently codirects Princeton University's Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a multidisciplinary investigation of fossil fuels in a future carbon-constrained world. From 1979 to 1997, Professor Socolow directed Princeton University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and contributed significantly to progress in energy efficiency technologies, policy and applications. He has served on many NRC boards and committees, including the Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes, the Committee on Review of DOE’s Vision 21 R&D Program, and the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. He has B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Harvard University.
James L. Sweeney
Stanford University

James Sweeney is professor and former chairman, Department of Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research, Stanford University. He has been a consultant, director of the Office of Energy Systems, director of the Office of Quantitative Methods, and director of the Office of Energy Systems Modeling and Forecasting, Federal Energy Administration. At Stanford University, he has been chairman, Institute of Energy Studies; director, Center for Economic Policy Research; and director, Energy Modeling Forum. He has served on several NRC committees including the Committee on the National Energy Modeling System and the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. He also served on the Committee on Benefits of DOE’s R&D on Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy, helping to develop the framework and methodology that the committee applied to evaluating benefits. His research and writings address economic and policy issues important for natural resource production and use, energy markets including oil, natural gas and electricity, environmental protection, and the use of mathematical models to analyze energy markets. He has a B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.
David Tilman
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

G. David Tilman (NAS) is regents professor and director of the Cedar Creek Natural History Area at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is one of the world's leading ecologists, blending theoretical and experimental work. His research created the benchmark model for determining how different organisms within an ecosystem compete for resources. His field experiments and theoretical insights have helped to alert scientists to the fact that the reduction in the number of plant and animal species on the planet has a profound effect on the way the Earth's ecosystems function. He has been a member of numerous NRC committees and was a member of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Editorial Board and the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1976 from the University of Michigan.
C. Michael Walton
The University of Texas at Austin

C. Michael Walton (NAE) is professor of Civil Engineering and holds the Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas. He also has a joint academic appointment in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Dr. Walton is actively involved in developing and defining transportation policy through his research, publications, and national service to government and industry. He has contributed to more than 200 publications in the areas of intelligent transportation systems; freight transport; and transportation engineering, planning, policy, and economics. He is a founding member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and currently serves as chair of its board of directors. Dr. Walton is a past chair of the TRB executive committee and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He holds a B.S. degree from the Virginia Military Institute and masters and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University, all in civil engineering.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

There has been a change in committee membership with the appointment of Charles Goodman.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Note (01-20-2009): Dr. Steven Chu has resigned from the committee to accept appointment as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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John Ahearne
Jan Beyea
Charles Goodman
Lester Lave
Mark Wrighton
Christine Economides
Bob Fri
Lynn Orr
Rob Socolow
Warren Miller
Maxine Savitz
James Sweeney

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Integration and consistency in Part 1 of the report.

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Harold Shapiro
John Ahearne
Jan Beyea
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Robert Fri
Richard Meserve
Franklin Orr
Michael Ramage
Maxine Savitz
Robert Socolow
James Sweeney
Aristides Patrinos (via teleconference)

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Committee reviewed the format of its chapters, figures, and tables

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Sections of the report and in figures in process.

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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Allen Bard
Jan Beyea
William Brinkman
Douglas Chapin
Steven Chu
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Robert Fri
Charles Goodman
Lester Lave
Franklin Orr
Jr.
Lawrence Papay
Aristides Patrinos
Michael Ramage
Maxine Savitz
Harold Shapiro
Robert Socolow
James Sweeney
Mark Wrighton
C. Michael Walton


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report chapters.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Report draft.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 11, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Steven Chu
John Ahearne
Jan Beyea
Charles Goodman
Aristides Patrinos
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Doug Chapin
Harold Shapiro
Mark Wrighton
William Brinkman
Warren Miller
Lawrence Papay
Michael Ramage
John Heywood
James Sweeney
C. Michael Walton
Franklin Orr
Richard Meserve
G. David Tilman
Maxine Savitz (via teleconference)
Robert Fri (via teleconference)
Lester Lave (via teleconference)
Robert Socolow (via teleconference)


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report Draft.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Report Draft.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 25, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Dial In Number: 1-800-351-4898
Passcode: 92969541
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Dave Owens, EEI
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Adjourn 4:00 p.m.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Dial In Number: 1-800-351-4898
Pass code: 110015
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Richard Lordan, EPRI
1:30-3:30 p.m. (eastern)

Adjourn 3:30 p.m.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
This meeting closed in its entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Ahearne
Allen Bard
Jan Beyea
William Brinkman
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Mr. Robert Fri
Charles Goodman
John Heywood
Lester Lave
James Markowsky
Richard Meserve
Warren Miller
Franklin Orr
Jr.
Lawrence Papay
Aristides Patrinos
Michael Ramage
Maxine Savitz
Robert Socolow
James Sweeney
G. David Tilman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Organization and details for the draft report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft Report.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 23, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH – KECK CENTER, ROOM 202

9:00 AM Call to Order and Welcome
James Markowsky, Transmission and Distribution Subgroup Chair

9:05 AM Discussion of electric T&D technologies and costs
John McDonald (via teleconference)
General Manager, Transmission and Distribution marketing
General Electric

9:45 AM Opportunity for Public Comment

10:00 AM Adjourn

1:55 PM Call to Order and Welcome
James Markowsky, Transmission and Distribution Subgroup Chair

2:00 PM Challenges facing the future electric T&D delivery system
Edmund O. Schweitzer, III
President, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

2:30 PM Questions and Discussion

3:00 PM Standards and Protocols for the future electric T&D
delivery system
Gerald FitzPatrick, Program Analyst, Program Office
National Institute for Standards and Technology

3:30 PM Questions and Discussion

4:00 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

4:20 PM Adjourn


4:20 PM Adjourn Public Session

THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH – KECK CENTER, ROOM 202

9:30 AM OPEN SESSION

10:30 am Adjourn Open Session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

William Brinkman (via teleconference)
Steven Chu
James Markowsky
Warren Miller
Lawrence Papay



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations received
Report Draft

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Report draft
Consultant report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 18, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
America’s Energy Future
Nuclear Power Subgroup
Second Meeting: April 2-3, 2008

Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington DC

Public Agenda
Wednesday, April 2, 2008: Keck Center, Room 110

8:30 am Call to order and welcome
Richard Meserve, Nuclear Subgroup chair

8:35 am Overview of the Russian Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Program
Valentin Ivanov - Invited
Deputy Chairman
State Duma Energy Committee, Russia (previous)

9:05 am Questions and discussion

9:20 am Opportunity for public comment

9:30 am Adjourn open session

2:45 pm Call to order and welcome
Richard Meserve, Nuclear Subgroup chair

2:50 pm The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Research Program:
Reactor Design and Fuel Cycle Choices
Paul Lisowski
Global Nuclear Energy Deputy Program Manager and Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Management
U.S. Department of Energy

3:20 pm Questions and discussion

5:10 3:35 pm Opportunity for Public Comment

3:55 pm Adjourn open session

4:30 pm Discussion: The Economics of Building New Nuclear Power Plants in
the United States
Ernest Moniz (via teleconference)
Professor of Physics and Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

5:00 pm Opportunity for Public Comment

5:15 pm Adjourn open session


Thursday, April 3, 2008: Keck Center, Room 105

9:30 am Call to order and welcome
Richard Meserve

9:35 am Nuclear Power’s Future: Advanced Technologies and Fuel Cycles
Per Peterson
Professor of Nuclear Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

10:05 am Questions and discussion

10:20 am Opportunity for public comment

10:35 am Adjourn open session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Ahearne
Jan Beyea
Doug Chapin
Richard Meserve
Warren Miller


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report Draft and open session presentations.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 03, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Thursday, March 13, Auditorium, National Academy of Sciences Building

8:00-8:30 Welcome and Introduction
Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences

Current U.S. Energy Policy Context
Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Chair, Committee on Energy and
Natural Resources, U.S. Senate

8:30–9:00 Meeting Emerging Challenges to Global Energy Security
Reuben Jeffery III, Under Secretary for Economic, Energy
and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

9:00-9:30 The Geopolitical Context of America’s Energy Future
James R. Schlesinger, Chairman, The MITRE Corporation and
Senior Advisor, Lehman Brothers (confirmed)

9:30-10:00 Break

10:00-10:10 Summit Overview
Robert W. Fri, Senior Fellow Emeritus
Resources for the Future

Session 1

10:10-10:20 Introduction to Session 1: Defining the Problems
Maxine Savitz, Vice President, National Academy
of Engineering

10:20-10:45 World Energy Outlook
To Be Determined

10:45-11:15 Global Energy and Environment Projections: Next Steps
Ged Davis, Co-President, Global Energy Assessment,
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,
and former managing director, World Economic Forum.

11:15-11:45 Facing the Hard Truths about Energy
Rod Nelson, Vice President, Schlumberger,
and National Petroleum Council lead on carbon management

11:45-12:00 Session 1 Question and Answer Forum
Moderator: Maxine Savitz

Noon -1:30 Lunch

Session 2

1:30-1:45 Introduction to Session 2
Harold T. Shapiro, President Emeritus, Princeton
University and Chair, National Research Council
Committee on America’s Energy Future

1:45-2:30 The Future of Coal and Nuclear Power
Ernest J. Moniz, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, and Co-Chair, MIT Interdisciplinary Study
on the Future of Nuclear Power (confirmed)

2:30-3:00 Biofuels: How Much, How Fast, and How Difficult?
Jose Goldemberg, Secretary for the Environment, State
of São Paulo, Brazil and Co-chair, Global Energy
Assessment Council, International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-4:00 Automotive Fuel Economy: How Far Should We Go?
Paul R. Portney, Dean, Eller College of Management,
University of Arizona and Chair, National Research
Council Committee on Effectiveness and Impact of
Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

4:00-4:30 Prospects of a Hydrogen Economy
Michael P. Ramage, Executive VP, ExxonMobil Research
and Engineering Co. (Retired), and Chair, National
Research Council Committee on Alternatives and
Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use

4:30-5:15 Closing Address
Samuel W. Bodman, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Ralph Cicerone

5:15-6:30 Reception: Great Hall, National Academy of Sciences
Building

Friday, March 14, Auditorium, National Academy of Sciences Building

Session 3

8:00 – 8:15 Introduction to Session 3
Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of
Engineering

8:15 – 9:00 Basic Research and America’s Energy Future
Raymond L. Orbach, Undersecretary for Science, U.S.
Department of Energy

9:00-9:45 Ending the Energy Stalemate
John P. Holdren, Professor, Harvard University and Co-
Chair, National Commission on Energy Policy (confirmed)

9:45-10:15 Google’s RechargeIT Program for Commercial
Deployment of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
Dan W. Reicher, Director for Climate Change and Energy
Initiatives, Google.org (confirmed)

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-11:15 Electricity Innovation Pathways
Steven R. Specker, President, Electric Power Research
Institute
11:15-noon Session 3 Question and Answer Forum
Moderator: Charles M. Vest

Noon-1:15 Lunch

Session 4

1:15-1:30 Introduction to Session 4
Richard A. Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution
for Science

1:30-2:00 Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future
Steven Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory,
and Co-Chair, Interacademy Council Study Panel on a
Sustainable Energy Future (confirmed)

2:00-2:30 Global CO2 Reduction Supply Curve
Jon Creyts, Principal, McKinsey and Co.

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-3:30 Winning the Oil End Game
Amory Lovins, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute, and
Principal Investigator, Winning the Oil End Game

3:30-4:00 Climate Change Technologies
Robert Marlay, Deputy Director, Climate Change
Technology Program, U.S. Department of Energy

4:00-4:30 Session 4 Question and Answer Forum
Moderator: Richard Meserve

4:30 Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Robert Fri


Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
America’s Energy Future
Nuclear Power Subgroup

Workshop on Costs of New Nuclear Power
Friday, March 7, 2008

National Academies Building, Room 250
2100 C St. NW, Washington DC

7:30 am Discussion of meeting objectives

8:30 am Call to order and welcome
Richard Meserve, Nuclear Subgroup chair

8:35 am Introductions of participants

8:45 am Key Parameters and Assumptions of the Reference
(Keystone)Model
Jim Harding, Consultant

9:15 am Questions and discussion

9:30 am Roundtable discussion of key parameters and assumptions in
alternative financial accounting models
Nuclear Energy Institute’s financial model
Richard Myers, Vice President, Policy Development
Nuclear Energy Institute

Update to The Future of Nuclear Power
John Parsons, Executive Director, Center for Energy
and Environmental Policy
Research and the Program on the Science and Policy
of Global Change,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Roundtable discussion of key parameters and assumptions in
alternative financial accounting models (continued)

11:45 am Opportunity for Public Comment

12:15 pm Lunch available in Meeting Room (for committee members and
invited guests)

12:45 pm Compare parameters and assumptions in various models
Compare key assumptions
Discuss how estimates can be placed on same footing

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Discuss key parameters and ranges for near-term cost
estimates (2008-2020)

4:15 pm Discuss key parameters and ranges for mid-term cost
estimates (2020-2035)

5:00 pm Opportunity for Public Comment

5:30 pm Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Thursday, February 21st – Keck Center, Room 204

8:00 AM Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Jim Markowsky, Transmission and Distribution Subgroup Chair

8:05 AM Jizhong Zhu, Areva Transmission and Distribution

8:35 AM Questions and discussion

9:20 AM Joseph McClelland, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

9:50 AM Questions and discussion

10:20 AM Break

10:35 AM Dave Nevius, North American Electrical Reliability Council
(NERC), Invited

11:05 AM Questions and discussion

11:35 AM Ken Nemeth, Southern States Energy Board

12:05 PM Questions and discussion

12:35 PM Lunch available in the meeting room

1:35 PM George Bjelovuk, American Electric Power (AEP)

2:05 PM Questions and discussion

2:35 PM Patricia Hoffman, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Invited

3:05 PM Questions and Discussion

3:35 PM Break

3:50 PM Paul Centolella, Ohio Public Utility Commissioner, Invited

4:20 PM Questions and Discussion

4:50 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

5:20 PM Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

William Brinkman
Steven Chu
James Markowsky
Warren Miller
Lawrence Papay

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of open session presentations. Review of chapter outline. Dicussion of writing assignments. Discussion of preliminary findings. Needs for additional information. Discussion of study schedule. Plans for future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 01, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
AMERICA’S ENERGY FUTURE TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES, RISKS, AND TRADEOFFS
FOSSIL SUBGROUP WORKSHOP

January 28-29, 2008
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

DRAFT PUBLIC AGENDA

Monday, January 28 - Room Keck 110

OPEN DATA GATHERING SESSION

1:00-2:00 Presentation by Scott Tinker, UT

2:00-3:00 “Overview of Selected Issues Associated with the Potential for Large Scale Commercial Deployment of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Technologies,” Dr. Jim Dooley, PNL

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 Presentation by John Novak, EPRI

4:15-5:15 Presentation by Jim Katzer, Alt Fuels Panel Member


Tuesday, January 29 - Room Keck 101

OPEN DATA GATHERING SESSION

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Presentation by Carl Bauer, NETL

9:30-10:30 “Geological Carbon Sequestration: Trapping Mechanisms, Monitoring, and Hazard Management,” Dr. Julio Friedmann, LLNL

10:30-11:30 Presentation by Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University

11:30-12:30 TBA
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Franklin Orr
Charles Goodman
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Robert Fri
James Markowsky
Ronald Probstein
David Gray
Jan Beyea

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The private session focused on a discussion of efforts to find a contractor to look at carbon conversion processes and strategizing about who would take responsibility for writing various sections of the fossil chapter.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

1.) Carbon Dioxide Capture and Geologic Storage (A Core Climate Change). A Technology Report from the Second Phase of the Global Energy Technology Strategy Program (GTSP)

2.) Phase 2 Findings from an International Public-Private Sponsored Research Program. A Technology Report from the Second Phase of the Global Energy Technology Strategy Program (GTSP).

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 15, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
8:55 AM Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Jim Markowsky, Transmission and Distribution Subgroup Chair

9:00 AM Steve Pullins, Horizon Energy Group

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Stephen Lee, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

11:15 AM TBD

12:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Joe Eto, Consortium for Electric Reliability
Technology Solutions
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2:15 PM Ron Lutzinger, Southern California Edison

3:15 PM Break

3:30 PM Le Tang, ABB Inc.

4:30 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

5:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, January 25th

8:25 AM Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Jim Markowsky, Transmission and Distribution Subgroup Chair

8:30 AM Craig Glazer, PJM Interconnection

9:15 AM Tom Garrity, Siemens

10:15 AM Opportunity for Public Comment

10:45 AM Adjourn Public Session

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

William Brinkman
Steven Chu
James Markowsky
Lawrence Papay

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of open session presentations. Needs for additional information. Plan for completing the subgroup report. Plans for future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 06, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

9:30 am Call to order and welcome
Richard Meserve, Nuclear Subgroup chair

9:35 am Prospects for and Barriers to Emerging Technologies: Advanced
Reactors
Ralph Bennett, International Partnerships Director
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Idaho Falls, ID

10:05 am Questions and discussion

BREAK (10:20 am-10:35 am)

10:35 am Cost Impacts of a Future Expansion of Nuclear Power
Jim Asselstine, Lehman Brothers (retired)
New York, NY

11:05 am Questions and discussion

11:20 am Economics of Nuclear Power: A Comparison of Recent Studies
Jim Harding, Consultant
Seattle, WA

11:50 am Questions and discussion

12:05 pm Lunch available in meeting room

12:20 pm The Long-term Prospects for Nuclear Energy: Discussion
Dennis Spurgeon, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

1:05 pm Prospects for and Barriers to Emerging Technologies: Advanced
Fuel Cycles
Philip Finck, Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear Energy,
INL
Idaho Falls, ID

1:35 pm Questions and discussion

1:50 pm What do interested parties think about the expansion of
nuclear energy?
Gordon Thompson, Executive Director of the Institute for
Resource and Security Studies
Cambridge, MA

2:20 pm Questions and discussion

2:35 pm Public Resistance to a Significant Expansion of Nuclear Power
Michael Mariotte, Executive Director, Nuclear Information and
Resource Service
Takoma Park, MD

3:05 pm Questions and discussion

BREAK (3:20 pm-3:35 pm)

3:35 pm The Role of Nuclear Power in the U.S., Going Forward
Tom Cochran, Senior Scientist, NRDC
Washington, DC

4:05 pm Questions and discussion

4:20 pm Prospects for Nuclear Power in the United States: Financing
Richard Myers, Senior Director, Business Policy, NEI
Washington, DC

4:40 pm Questions and discussion

4:50 pm Prospects for Nuclear Power in the United States: Deployment
Adrian Heymer, Senior Director, New Plant Deployment, NEI
Washington, DC

5:10 pm Questions and discussion

5:20 pm Opportunity for public comment

5:50 pm Adjourn open session

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Ahearne
Jan Beyea
Douglas Chapin
Richard Meserve
Warren Miller


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of open session presentations. Needs for additional information. Review of chapter outline. Plans for completing the subgroup report. Plans for future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

“Which Power Generation Technologies Will Take the Lead in Response to Carbon Controls?” Standard and Poor’s, Ratings Direct.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 06, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety. Committee members and staff only.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Ahearne
Allen Bard
Jan Beyea
William Brinkman
Douglas Chapin
Steven Chu
NAS
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Mr. Robert Fri
Charles Goodman
John Heywood
Lester Lave
IOM
James Markowsky
Richard Meserve
Warren Miller
Franklin Orr
Jr
Lawrence Papay
Aristides Patrinos
Michael Ramage
Maxine Savitz
Robert Socolow
James Sweeney
G. David Tilman (day one only)


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report outline, committee progress, and administrative issues regarding future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 31, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Open Session
September 21, 2007


8:00 a.m. Welcome
Harold Shapiro, Committee Chair

8:05 a.m. Introduction of committee and staff

8:10 a.m. Review of Statement of Task

8:30 a.m. Comments by Congressional Staff
Invitees TBD

9:30 a.m. Adjourn Open Session


Agenda is subject to change.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Harold Shapiro
John Ahearne
Allen Bard
Jan Beyea
Bill Brinkman
Doug Chapin
Steve Chu
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Bob Fri
Lester Lave
Jim Markowsky
Dick Meserve
Pete Miller
Lyn Orr
Larry Papay
Ari Patrinos
Mike Ramage
Maxine Savitz
Bob Socolow
Jim Sweeney
Mike Walton

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Study origin and sponsors
Statement of task
Study work plan
Study deliverables
Plans for meetings and workshop
Gathering and organization of study documents
Committee composition and balance
Committee and staff assignments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Current list of study documents

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 03, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Publications