All the things we care about tie back to one simple question: Can you turn your lights on in the morning?
Whether it’s cryptocurrency in Iceland, marijuana cultivation in Colorado, or a small woman-owned business in Ethiopia, the need for cheap, abundant electricity is critical. Across the globe, Power = Power. But how do we plug in every person on the planet without killing the planet?
Steamboat Institute’s Energy and Climate Summit featured in-depth discussion, debate and analysis by climate scientists, members of Congress, government officials, filmmakers, educators, and nationally recognized journalists.
Watch the speaker panels below and click the title links below to see panel-specific webpages with more information.
Read Steamboat Institute’s recap report on the event HERE.
Steven Koonin, Ph.D.
Undersecretary for Science in the Obama Administration Energy Department
Author of Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters
President and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress
Author of Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas–Not Less
Andrew Dessler, Ph.D.
Professor at Texas A&M University
Author of Introduction to Modern Climate Change
(Moderated by Dan Njegomir – Editorial Page Editor at Denver Gazette)
Aurelia Skipworth Giacometto
Businesswoman, biologist and lawyer
Director of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 2019-2021
CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services
(Moderated by Drew Bond – Cofounder and President of C3 Solutions)
Bjorn Lomborg, Ph.D.
President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center
Author of False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet
“Avoiding Blackouts: The Future of U.S. Energy Policy and Lessons Learned from the 2021 Texas Power Outage”
Producer of the documentary film Juice: How Electricity Explains the World
Author of A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations
Senior Vice President at Continental Resources
Jacki Pick Deason
Host/Producer of The Jacki Daily Show
“The Impact of Current Global Crisis on U.S. National Security, Energy Policy, and Your Family’s Freedom & Finances”
Vice President for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Lakshman Guruswamy, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, International Environmental Law, CU Boulder
(Moderated by Philip Wegman — White House Reporter for Real Clear Politics and Tony Blankley Senior Fellow at the Steamboat Institute)
Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Co-author of The American Energy, Jobs and Climate Plan
Patrick Moore, Ph.D.
Director of the CO2 Coalition
Founder and Past President of Greenpeace