EVENTS & CONFERENCES

  • Climate Change - Splits within U.S. Industry Animate the Policy Debate

    October 26 2009, 18:00 - 18:00
    Location: AmCham France

    Climate Change - Splits within U.S. Industry Animate the Policy Debate
    Stephen Eule, Vice President for Climate and Technology, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    The climate change policy debate has become more ferocious in the U.S., with some energy companies resigning from the U.S. Chamber because of its perceived reticence to take more progressive positions.
    (see New York Times article:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/business/energy-environment/29chamber.html?_r=1&ref=business).

    Mr. Eule, who leads the U.S. Chamber's climate and energy policy lobbying efforts, has been in the midst of this debate from the start.  He will describe the dynamics at work in the U.S. as climate legislation moves through Congress and what we can expect in the lead up to the Copenhagen Conference.  He will also discuss some of the fault lines in the international negotiations and how business can play a bigger role.  This event will be on the record.

    Biography:  Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber, Mr. Eule was the director of the Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy. His prior experience includes a decade working in various public policy positions. He was a subcommittee staff director on the House Science Committee and served as legislative director for Rep. Nick Smith. In addition, Eule was an environmental analyst in the Washington office of New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman. Earlier, he worked for eight years as an Orkand Corp. consultant to the Energy Information Administration and at the Heritage Foundation, where he was assistant editor of the book Free Market Energy.