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 28, 2022

“The Largest Private Debt Fund In The Energy Space” Featuring Jigar Shah, U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office

We had the pleasure of hosting Jigar Shah, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office (LPO). Jigar is a long-time entrepreneur and founder of Generate Capital and SunEdison before leaving the private sector in 2021 to join the LPO.

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September 21, 2022

“The ‘Columbia’ Or The ‘Chicago’ School Of Thought On Energy Today” Featuring Neil Mehta, Goldman Sachs

We had a fantastic session today with Neil Mehta, Managing Director and Head of North American Natural Resources Research at Goldman Sachs.

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September 19, 2022

“We Know More About The Dark Side Of The Moon Than The Oceans” With Dr. Peter de Menocal, WHOI

We flew to Woods Hole, Massachusetts to meet Dr. Peter de Menocal, President and Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a leading independent non-profit organization founded over 90 years ago with a nimble and entrepreneurial approach to science.

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September 14, 2022

“We Don’t Agree With The Idea That Scarcity Is The Solution To Climate” Featuring Armond Cohen, Clean Air Task Force

Today we had the opportunity to visit with Armond Cohen, Co-Founder and President of the Clean Air Task Force (CATF). Armond co-founded the CATF over 25 years ago with a mission to decarbonize global energy systems through modeling and systems analysis, technology innovation, and policy advocacy with a focus on diversification of energy sources.

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September 7, 2022

“Disasters Happen As A Result Of Tiny Decisions” Featuring Katherine Blunt, Reporter and Author of “California Burning”

we had the pleasure of hosting Katherine Blunt, Renewables and Utilities Reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Author of “California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric and What it Means for America’s Power Grid”

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August 31, 2022

“Striking The Balance: How And Where Will Oil & Gas Producers Deploy Their Cash?” Featuring Amy Chronis, Deloitte

We had an exciting field trip today to tour the new Deloitte Greenhouse facility in Houston. While there, we had the opportunity to visit with Amy Chronis, Vice Chair, US Oil, Gas & Chemicals (“OG&C”) Leader, and Houston Managing Partner.

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August 24, 2022

“Going From The What To The How” Featuring Patrick Fragman, Westinghouse

We are thrilled to share this Special Edition episode to kick off the week! Late last week, we traveled to Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania to spend the day with our friends from Westinghouse Electric Company.

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August 17, 2022

“Hope Is Not A Policy, But Neither Is Despair” Featuring Ambassador David Satterfield, Rice University’s Baker Institute

We had the honor of visiting with Ambassador David Satterfield, who recently assumed the role of Director at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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August 10, 2022

“Facilitating Technology That Addresses Uncertainty” Featuring Dr. Karl Meeusen, Wärtsilä

Today we had a fantastic guest for our COBT discussion, Dr. Karl Meeusen. Karl serves as Director of Markets, Legislative and Regulatory Policy at Wärtsilä.

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