AGI Critical Issues Forum: America’s Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas: Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy

I will be at
AGI Critical Issues Forum: America’s Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas:
Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy

November 19-20, 2014
Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

I am in a session on November 19

1:15-2:45 – Session 2: Forecasts of natural gas demand
Kenneth Medlock, Rice University
David Levinson, University of Minnesota
Jesse Ausubel, Rockefeller University (Moderator)

 

Futures of Energy for Transportation
Abstract:
Vehicles powered by electricity or other non-oil-based energy sources will eventually become a mainstay of the American garage. As the market adjusts and early adopters experiment with new vehicles, each energy source, be it electricity, fuel cells, biofuels, natural gas, or something else, may come to temporarily dominate a market niche. But in the end, economies of scale suggest that one technology will win out for a long time. And so the battle for the automobile now looks much like it did at the beginning of the twentieth century.