Texas public policy foundation
Crossroads 2016

At The Crossroads: Energy and Climate Policy Summit

The third annual summit hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Heritage Foundation on December 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. At the Crossroads III will bring together national policy makers and leading energy experts to learn what the future will hold and to develop strategies for what will likely be the most decisive fight in our generation – the fight for the American dream as we know it.

See all slideshows to the presentations here.

Session 1: Congressional update

  • Senator Mike Lee, Member, Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
  • Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman, House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology
  • Congressman Pete Olson, Chairman, Energy & Power Subcommittee, House Energy & Commerce
  • Congressman Gary Palmer, Member, House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology

Moderated by Tim Chapman, Heritage Action

Session 2: Keynote Addresses

  • Senator Jim Inhofe, Chairman, U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee
  • Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Principal, Quintana Capital Group

Session 3: Energy & Climate Policy

  • Dr. David Kreutzer, The Heritage Foundation
  • Patrick J. Michaels, Cato Institute
  • Mark P. Mills, Manhattan Institute

Moderated by Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy

Session 4: Industry & the Economy

  • Dan Byers, U.S. Chamber, Institute for 21st Century Energy
  • Patrick Forkin, Peabody Energy
  • Allen Gilmer, Texas Independent Petroleum Producers Association

Moderated by Nick Loris, The Heritage Foundation

Session 5: A Conversation on Climate Intimidation

  • Andrew M. Grossman, Free Speech in Science
  • Dr. Willie Soon, Independent Scientist

Session 6: Is CO2 Really a Pollutant? An Update from the CO2 Coalition

  • Dr. William Happer, Princeton University
  • Dr. Craig D. Idso, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
  • Dr. David R. Legates, University of Delaware
  • Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Roy W. Spencer, University of Alabama at Huntsville

Moderated by Patrick J. Michaels, Cato Institute