C.O.B. Tuesday

Sharing energy knowledge. Embracing energy innovation.

Let’s talk about energy.

The energy transition is one of the defining challenges of our lifetime—and while many people feel passionately about the issues, few genuinely comprehend the numbers and constraints behind the energy competition. To address this problem, Close of Business Tuesday (C.O.B.T.) brings “Truth in Energy.” We invite industry leaders, innovators, investors, academics, regulators, and political leaders to join us for collegial, thoughtful and data-driven discussions about the future of energy. Featuring guests such as Dr. Dan Yergin, Congressman Bill Flores, Senator Dan Sullivan, Admiral Bill McRaven, Amy Myers Jaffe of TUFTS University, Dr. Naomi Boness

of Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative, Ben Ratner of the Environmental Defense Fund, Journalist Brian Sullivan, Author Bjorn Lomberg, Steve Koonin, Michael Shellenberger and other thought leaders, Close of Business Tuesday hosts honest, timely conversations with people who understand the issues in energy today and bring an insightful, pragmatic approach to problem solving. We can’t solve the world’s energy issues alone. But together, we can talk about big problems and uncover insights that will point to a more sustainable energy future.

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September 29, 2023

“There Is A Design Problem In Climate Policy” Featuring Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. & Chris Wright, Liberty

On Wednesday in Denver, we had the pleasure of joining Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. (UC Boulder) and Chris Wright, CEO and Chairman of Liberty Energy for a live discussion as part of Liberty Energy’s “Liberty and Energy” Presentation Series.

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September 27, 2023

“Fighting For Their Survival, For Things We Take For Granted” Featuring Les Csorba, Heidrick & Struggles

Today we were thrilled to welcome back Les Csorba, Partner in Charge of the Houston office and a member of the CEO and Board of Directors Practice focused on the energy industry at Heidrick & Struggles.

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September 25, 2023

“In It For The Long Run” Featuring Commissioner Jimmy Glotfelty, Public Utility Commission of Texas

We are excited to share this Special Edition with you. We had the opportunity late last week to visit with Jimmy Glotfelty, Commissioner on the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC).

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September 20, 2023

“All Progress Comes From Deviating From The Norm” Featuring Dr. Pippa Malmgren, Economist and Author

Today we were delighted to host Dr. Pippa Malmgren. Pippa is an experienced economist, author, and speaker, served as an advisor to President George W. Bush, and has advised the British Cabinet and the Cabinets of several Asian nations on economic policy.

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September 13, 2023

“Fight The Sea Blindness” Featuring Captain John Konrad, Author and CEO of gCaptain

For today’s COBT, we had the pleasure of hosting Captain John Konrad, Founder and CEO of gCaptain and Author of “Fire on the Horizon.”

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September 6, 2023

“If You Whittle A Piece Of Wood Too Much, You Don’t End Up With Very Much Left” Featuring Jeff Merrifield, Pillsbury Law

Today we were thrilled to welcome Jeff Merrifield, Partner and Head of Global Energy at Pillsbury Law, for an engaging nuclear-focused discussion.

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August 30, 2023

“We Need Everybody at the Table” Featuring Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Today we had the honor of hosting Mayor Sylvester Turner, the two-term Mayor of Houston, in the Veriten offices.

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August 23, 2023

“Living On A Prayer” Featuring Gabe Collins and Steven Miles, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

Today we were thrilled to welcome back Gabe Collins, Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs, along with his colleague Steven Miles, Fellow in Global Natural Gas, with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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August 16, 2023

“Coal-OBT” Featuring Dr. Hongcen Wei, Goldman Sachs

Today we had the very exciting and highly interesting opportunity to visit with Dr. Hongcen Wei, Commodities Strategist in Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs. Hongcen joined Goldman two plus years ago from the University of Chicago where he taught math for many years and completed his PhD in Economics. Hongcen and his team have…

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