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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August 3, 2022

“Too Much Of Education Has Been Dominated By The Problem And Not Problem Solving” Featuring Dr. David Victor, UCSD

We had the good fortune of visiting with Dr. David Victor today for an engaging discussion on climate, policy, and in particular, problem-solving structures that feature “experimentalist governance.”

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July 27, 2022

“The Ugliest Thing Is The Killing Of A Beautiful Hypothesis With An Ugly Fact” Featuring Dr. Darrell Bricker, Author

Today’s subject is something we have wanted to study for some time now: global population growth. We were lucky enough to find an expert to visit with and had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Darrell Bricker.

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July 22, 2022

“The Best Source Is Meeting With Good Companies And Good People” Featuring Darren Peers, Capital Group

We had the pleasure today of hosting Darren Peers, Equity Investment Analyst at Capital Group.

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July 20, 2022

“Taking Risks, Changing The Business, And Not Being Constrained By Tradition” Featuring Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc.

We had the great opportunity today to host a friend and longtime auto industry entrepreneur, Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Inc., for our first electric car-focused episode.

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July 13, 2022

“Alaska Is The Best Kept Secret In The United States of America” Featuring Governor Mike Dunleavy

Today we had the honor of hosting Governor Mike Dunleavy of Alaska for an exciting and informational episode.

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July 1, 2022

“A Big Idea, Vigorously Pursued, With A Bias For Action” Featuring Monte Dobson, ExxonMobil India

We are continuing India Week with a great friend and industry leader, Monte Dobson. Monte is the CEO and Lead Country Manager of ExxonMobil India.

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June 29, 2022

“Only Affordable Growth Can Be Sustainable” Featuring Sunita Narain, India’s Center for Science and the Environment

We are focusing on India this week at Veriten and are excited to study the country, their needs, their challenges, and their opportunities. Today we were delighted to welcome Sunita Narain, Director General of the Center for Science and the Environment (CSE).

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June 22, 2022

“Moving Away From Black And White Decarbonization” Featuring Michele Della Vigna, Goldman Sachs

We had an exciting and informative session today with Michele Della Vigna, Managing Director and Head of Research for EMEA (Europe, Mideast, Africa) at Goldman Sachs.

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June 15, 2022

“China: The Biggest Thing We Aren’t Talking About Enough” Featuring David Firestein, The Bush China Foundation

Today, we were delighted to host David Firestein, President and CEO of the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations (the Bush China Foundation).

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