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China’s Energy Consumption and Opportunities for U.S.-China Cooperation to Address the Effects of China’s Energy Use

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing in Washington, DC.

June 15, 2007 8:30am to 4:30pm

Hearing Co chairs:     Vice Chairman Daniel Blumenthal, Commissioners Richard D’Amato, Dennis Shea, and Peter Videnieks

Thursday, June 14, 2007 
8:30 am – 9:30 am         
Panel I: Congressional Perspectives

                                    Members of Congress (Invited)

9:30 am – 10:15 am       
Panel II: Administration Perspectives

  1. Ms. Karen Harbert, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy  (Invited)
  2. Ms. Judith E. Ayres, Assistant Administrator for International Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

10:15 am – 11:30 am    
Panel III: U.S. National Laboratory Perspectives

  1. Dr. Jane C.S. Long, Associate Director, Energy and Environmental Directorate,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm       
Panel IV: Chinese Energy Consumption Patterns and Trends:  A Baseline Assessment

  1. Dr. Lee Schipper, Director of Research, EMBARQ, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC 
  2. Mr. Saad Rahim, Manager, Country Strategies Group, PFC Energy, Washington, DC 
  3. Mr. Trevor Houser, Visiting Fellow, Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies, China Strategic Advisory LLC, New York, NY  

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm       Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm        
Panel V: The Strategic Consequences for the United States and the World of

China’s Energy Consumption

  1. Dr. James Holmes, Associate Professor, Strategic Research Department, Naval War College, Newport, RI
  2. Dr. Toshi Yoshihara, Associate Professor, Strategic Research Department, Naval War College, Newport, RI 
  3. Mr. Mikkal Herberg, Research Director of the Asian Energy Security Program, National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle,

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm       
Panel VI:  The Environmental Consequences for China, the United States, and the World of China’s Energy Consumption

  1. Dr. Jennifer Turner, China Environment Forum Coordinator and Senior Project Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC 
  2. Dr. Mun S. Ho, Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC 

Friday, June 15, 2007  

8:30 am – 10:30 am       
Panel VII: Gubernatorial Perspectives

  1. Governor Joe Manchin, West Virginia
  2. Governor Brian Schweitzer, Montana

10:30 am – 12:00 noon   
Panel VIII: Policy Strategies for Addressing the Effects of China’s Energy Consumption

  1. Ms. Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Director of the China Clean Energy Program, National Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC 
  2. Dr. Jeffrey Logan, Senior Associate II Climate and Energy, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC 


12:00 noon – 1:00 pm     Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 1:45pm         
Panel IX: Administration Perspectives

  1. Mr. David Helvey, Country Director, China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC 

1: 45 pm – 3:15 pm      
Panel X:  Private Sector Strategies for Addressing the Effects of China’s Energy Consumption

  1. The Honorable Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY
  2. Mr. John Sie, Institute for Sino-American International Dialogue, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  3. Dr. Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director Energy Technology Innovation Project, Adjunct Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
  4. Mr. Wayne L. Rogers, Partner, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Washington, DC

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm        
Panel XI:  U.S.-China Governmental and Nongovernmental Cooperative Programs in Energy and the Environment

  1. Dr. S.T. Hsieh, Professor, Director of US/China Energy and Environment Technology Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  2. Dr. Wei-ping Pan, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University 
  3. Mr. Michael J. Mudd, Chief Executive Officer, FutureGen Alliance, Washington, DC