Here we go again . . . unrest erupts in the Middle East and the insecurity of our energy supply is laid bare. The U.S. military continues to be spread thin by the task of protecting global energy supply lines. And political upheaval in petroleum-exporting countries is not the only wild card: The Deepwater Horizon spill underlined the risks of offshore drilling, while the antiquated electrical grid continues to leave parts of the U.S. vulnerable to blackouts. The crisis in Japan may have dashed prospects for nuclear energy assuming a greater role in the nation's energy portfolio. This panel will explore solutions for delivering a safer and more secure flow of energy that can reliably power America's economy.
Chairman, Energy Investment Banking, Jefferies & Co. Inc.
Ambassador of Canada to the United States
R. James Woolsey
Chairman, Woolsey Partners; Of Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP; former Director, Central Intelligence Agency