IHS CERAWeek Announces Regional Dialogue Series on the Strategic Challenge Facing the U.S. Electricity Sector as It Seeks to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

April 29, 2016

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The world’s preeminent annual energy conference, IHS CERAWeek, today announced a new series of regional dialogues co-hosted by IHS CERAWeek Strategic Partner, Siemens. The series, Reducing Carbon Footprints: The Strategic Challenges Facing the U.S. Electrical Sector will gather senior power sector leaders, major industrial power users and other key stakeholders for a series of invitation-only dialogues in Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston.

IHS Chief Power Strategist Lawrence Makovich will chair the dialogue series. It will continue one of the top electricity issues discussed at IHS CERAWeek 2016 – the strategic challenges to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions following the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) and roadmaps moving forward in light of recent U.S. regulatory developments.

“Developing a thorough assessment of the most cost-effective pathway to reducing the carbon footprint of the electricity sector—which currently accounts for more than one-third of U.S. GHG emissions—will be critical to building a consensus regarding the right mix of actions for the future,” Dr. Makovich said. “This regional dialogue series will discuss an analytical framework for evaluating the costs and alternative pathways to meeting carbon footprint goals.”

Discussion topics for the dialogue series include:

  • Whether U.S. federal regulation of electric sector GHG emissions will take a back seat to a patchwork of state initiatives.
  • Strategies that are most likely to be used by electricity providers seeking to address their carbon footprint.
  • The potential for judicial rulings to affect the pace of change in the fuels and technologies employed to supply U.S. electricity demands.
  • Strategic risks industries face as they confront their carbon footprint.

For more information about the series, Reducing Carbon Footprints: The Strategic Challenges Facing the U.S. Electrical Sector, contact: Craig Urch, +1 617 914 0211, craig.urch@ihs.com

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