Cross-Border Forums on Energy Issues
The Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forums on Energy Issues have evolved into a regular, structured exchange of views on the challenges confronting the energy sector in North America. To ensure substantive discussion and interaction, the format for the forums revolves around a closed-door discussion among participants, who also hear presentations by guest panelists.
The Canada Institute has worked alongside the Canadian Centre for Energy Information, the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and other partners to organize these forums. Corporate sponsors have also played a crucial role in supporting successive Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forums on Energy Issues.
2008Carbon Standards: What is the Right Choice for the United States and Canada?
October 2, 2008 | Chicago
This forum assessed the importance of Canadian oil in the United States' fuel and energy mix, and addressed current concerns surrounding the environmental consequences of refining and developing Canadian oil. Are carbon and lifecycle standards being developed in a scientific and realistic way? What impact do carbon standards have on the environment and the economy?
John T. Disharoon, Sustainable Development Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
Stephen Holland, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Tom Mullikin, Senior Environmental Attorney, Moore & Van Allen
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, Chief Operating Officer, Western States Petroleum Association
Greg Stringham, Vice President, Markets and Fiscal Policy, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Honorable Warren Chisum, Member, Energy Resources Committee, Texas House of Representatives
Jonathan M. Baron, Founder, Baron Communications LLC
American Petroleum Institute
Flint Hills Resources
The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Global Public Affairs
Canadian Consulate General-Chicago
Carbon Capture and Storage - Should we? Can we? Can the United States and Canada move the marker by working together? March 6, 2008 | Washington, D.C.
This forum assessed the importance of carbon capture and storage to Canada and the United States in developing resources and addressing climate change. If deemed an important tool, can Canada and the United States work together to successfully apply it?
CCS_Canada_Backgrounder (256KB PDF)
Webcast Panel presentations
Doug Bonner, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development ARC Energy Trust
Mark Demchuk, Team Lead, Weyburn, EnCana Corporation
Eddy Isaacs, Ph.D., Executive Director, Alberta Energy Research Institute
Jane C.S. Long, Ph.D., Associate Director, Energy and Environment, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
David Lewin, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Environment, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Adam Sieminski, Chief Energy Economist, Deutsche Bank AG
Chuck Szmurlo, Vice President, Energy Technology and Power Generation, Enbridge Inc.
ARC Energy Trust (Forum Sponsor)
EnCana Corporation (Breakfast Sponsor)
Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. (Lunch Sponsor)
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (Outreach Sponsor)
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Canada Institute and Global Energy Initiative
Global Public Affairs
Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Government of Alberta