AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation will host its second annual At the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit on November 19 and 20, at the Foundation’s new building in downtown Austin, Texas. Building on the popularity and success of last year’s summit, this year’s gathering will once again showcase national and international thought leaders who will address the top energy and environmental concerns taking center stage today.
The burgeoning opportunities flowing from the energy revolution are now directly threatened by federal regulatory mandates to displace coal, oil, and natural gas. The transformative powers of energy face the coercive powers of government. Current federal policies to supplant fossil fuels could undermine mankind’s greatest advance and consign the developing world to abject poverty. The stakes couldn’t be higher in this epochal confrontation. Come hear the best minds on these important issues distinguish fact from prevalent myths.

Sessions include "Not a Pollutant: CO2 is the Gas of Life," "Society Transformed: How Low Energy Costs Bring Prosperity," and "Politics and Economics of the Debate of Climate and Carbon."

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Dr. Cal Beisner, Cornwall Alliance
Robert L. Bradley, Jr., Institute for Energy Research
Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy Research
Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 Astronaut       
Rupert Darwall, author, “The Age of Global Warming”
Dr. Hal Doiron, The Right Climate Stuff, former NASA Engineer
Dr. Don Easterbrook, Western Washington University
Raymond Gifford, Wilkinson Barker, Knauer, LLP
Dr. Will Happer, Princeton University
Dr. Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brian Lloyd, Public Utility Commission of Texas
Mark Mills, Manhattan Institute
Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace
Stephen Moore, Heritage Foundation
Marc Morano,
Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy Corporation
Michael J. Nasi, Jackson Walker, LLP
Dr. Caleb Rossiter, American University
Dr. George L. Stegemeier, GLS Engineering, Inc.
H. Leighton Steward, Southern Methodist University
James Taylor, Heartland Institute
Kathleen Hartnett White, Texas Public Policy Foundation and former chair, TCEQ
“At the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit”


Thursday, November 19, 2015, 11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m. CST
Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CST


Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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