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Fueling American Growth: How Energy Independence Will Power Our Transportation Future May 7th Event

The shale revolution has led to America’s reemergence as an energy superpower in oil and natural gas. Can shale also trigger a transportation revolution in the United States? Will the advent of new “alternate” or future fuels enable new technology ranging from compressed and liquid natural gas-powered vehicles to ethanol and methanol derived from natural gas feedstock?

On May 7th, Hudson Institute hosted a day-long conference to address the critical economic, political, and technological issues surrounding future fuels and their impact on America’s energy security. John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil Company, delivered the keynote address.

Panelists discussed the lessons the U.S. can learn from other countries—and from its own automotive industry—in transitioning to alcohol fuels for vehicles and evaluate the risks and opportunities on the road ahead for a future fuel-driven transportation system. Panelists also shed new light on the steps policymakers can take to create a common competitive market for future fuels that preserves the advantages of the free market while embracing technological breakthroughs.

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Arthur Herman Moderator

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

John Hofmeister Keynote Speaker

Former President, Shell Oil Company

Reuben Sarkar Panelist

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, Department of Energy

Coleman Jones Panelist

Biofuels Implementation Manager, General Motors

Brian West Panelist

Deputy Director, Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center, Oak Ridge National Labs

Scott Segal Lunch Session Speaker

Head of Policy Resolution Group, Bracewell and Giuliani, LLP

John Eichberger Panelist

Vice President, Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Store Owners

Greg Dolan Panelist

CEO, Methanol Institute

David Carey Panelist

Expert Consultant, ICF International and former Vice President of Biofuels Operations, Hartland Renewable Fuels

Michael Jackson Panelist

Director of Research, Fuel Freedom Foundation

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