Natural Gas and Washington-Future Energy Conference
Join experts from across the natural gas and energy field to learn more about the dramatic changes are energy supply has gone under. This event will delve into the current and potential benefits, as well risks involved with this energy source.
Nov 13, 2012
from 12:45 pm to 05:00 pm
|Where||Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA|
- Nancy Hirsh, NW Energy Coalition
- Dan Kirschner, Northwest Gas Association
- Phillip Popoff, Puget Sound Energy
- Allison Spector, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation
- Kelly Irvine, Avista Corporation
- Paul Wieringa, BC Ministry of Energy
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The dramatic increase in the country’s natural gas supply – due to the introduction of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" – is leading to unexpectedly rapid and profound changes in the U.S. energy equation.
Impacts include- a shift from coal tonatural gas in power plants, lower prices for direct-use industries and consumers, tougher price barriers for renewable energy, ramped up interest in compressed natural gas (CNG) for transportation, and increased energy security from a domestic energy source.
At the same time, there are significant environmental questions about the true life-cycle impacts of natural gas, as well as market questions about how long prices will stay low for this global commodity. Speakers will examine the natural gas phenomenon as it applies to Washington State, including:
• The current dynamics of natural gas supply.
• Energy planning in this new world.
• The environmental impacts of natural gas drilling.
• The impacts on the renewable energy marketplace.
This $75 event is well worth the price to get a broader perspective on what the dynamics of the natural gas market mean for the future of energy.