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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June 8, 2022

“Reliability Is Not A Given” Featuring Meredith Angwin, Energy Analyst & Author

Today we had the pleasure of hosting Meredith Angwin, Energy Analyst and Author of “Campaigning for Clean Air: Strategies for Pro-Nuclear Advocacy” and most recently “Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid.”

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June 7, 2022

“We Need A Statue of Responsibility On The West Coast” Featuring Michael Shellenberger

We’re starting the week with a Special Edition COBT with a great friend of the firm, independent energy and climate thinker, and former COBT guest, Michael Shellenberger.

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June 2, 2022

“90% Of This Issue Is About Philosophy” Featuring Alex Epstein, Author

We are excited to share a Special Edition COBT with you today! We had the opportunity to visit with former guest Alex Epstein, Author of ” The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress.

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June 1, 2022

“In 10 Years We Could See A More Balanced Knowledge Base” Featuring Dr. Scott Tinker, Switch Energy Alliance

Today we had the pleasure of hosting our good friend Dr. Scott Tinker, Chairman of Switch Energy Alliance and the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin.

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May 27, 2022

“Chipping Away” With Rob Kaplan, Former Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Following the prior two outstanding COBT guests this week, we end the week with our great friend and an inspiring leader, Rob Kaplan. Most recently, Rob served as the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2015 to 2021.

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May 25, 2022

“Trickle Down Climate Policy” Featuring Maggie Peloso, Vinson & Elkins

Today we were honored to be joined by Maggie Peloso, the Lead Sustainability Partner and Climate Change Practice Leader at Vinson & Elkins (V&E).

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May 24, 2022

“This Is An Environmentally Friendly Way To Leave The World A Better Place” Featuring Maria Korsnick, NEI

We are thrilled to share a Special Edition COBT featuring Maria Korsnick, President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).

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May 20, 2022

“No One Is Focused On Capacity” Featuring David Tudor, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc.

We are powered up for a Special Edition COBT with our good friend, David Tudor. David is the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Associated Electric Cooperative Incorporated (AECI), a member-owned electric co-op serving two million customers in Missouri, Iowa and Oklahoma.

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May 18, 2022

“Your Land, Your Farm, Your Life” Featuring Greg Horstmeier and Russ Quinn, The Progressive Farmer

We had a fantastic session today about a topic we have been curious about for some time: the ties between the energy and farming/food sectors.

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