An international panel of experts discuss how energy policy is being implemented across the globe.
They explore which policies have succeeded and which have failed and describe potential roadmaps to a cleaner, more sustainable world.
Speakers include: Kenneth B. Medlock, Energy Fellow, Rice University; Mark K. Jaccard, Professor, Simon Fraser University; Carlo Andrea Bollino, Chairman, GSE S.p.A.; Paul Tempest, CEO and Director, Windsor Energy Group.
Carlo Andrea Bollino
Carlo Andrea Bollino was President of IAEE, International Association for Energy Economics for 2008, Vice President of AIEE, Italian Association for Energy Economics since 2001 and Vice President of Energy Foundation since 2005.
Mr. Bollino is Full Professor of Economics, University of Perugia since 1998, President of Economic Research Committee since 2006, Professor of Energy Economics, University LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, where he has also taught Econometrics.
He is currently Chairman of GSE, “ Electric Service System Operator, Italy; Member of the Directive Council of the WEC Italian Committee and Member of OME's General Assembly, Member of the Board for the Internationalization of the Faculty of Economics of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO and Professor at the High School for Public Administration and High School for Economy and Finance, Minister of Treasury of Italy.
He has been Chairman of GRTN, Italian Independent System Operator, for two years, Advisor to the President of CNEL, Consiglio Nazionale dell Economia e del Lavoro, Member of the Board, International Management Institute of St. Petersburg, Economic Chief Economist, ENI, Member of OECD Financial Statistics Committee, Economist in the Research Department of Banca d Italia, Research Associate, Project Link for the United Nations.
He is a graduate of University Bocconi, Milan, in Economics and holds Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1983, with Nobel Winner Prof. Lawrence Klein and a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship.
Mark K. Jaccard
Mark Jaccard has been professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, since 1986, interrupted from 1992-97 while he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Jaccard's PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. Internationally, Mark is known for his work since the 1990s on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Nobel Peace Prize in 2007), the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (currently co-chair of task force for sustainable coal use), and the Global Energy Assessment (convening lead author for sustainable energy policy).
He is a member of Canada's National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy and a research fellow at the CD Howe Institute. He has over 90 academic publications. His 2005 book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for best policy book in Canada.
Kenneth B. Medlock III
Kenneth B. Medlock III is currently a fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute and an adjunct assistant professor in the Rice University Department of Economics. Medlock received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice in 2000. From May 2000 to May 2001, he held the M. D. Anderson Fellowship at the institute. Afterward, he held the position of corporate consultant at El Paso Energy Corporation.
Medlock is the leader of the Baker Institute Energy Forum's natural gas program, as well as a principal in the development of the Rice World Natural Gas Trade Model, aimed at assessing the future of international natural gas trade. His research covers a wide range of topics in energy economics. Medlock's work has been published in numerous academic journals, book chapters and industry periodicals, as well as various Energy Forum studies. In 2001 Medlock won (joint with Ron Soligo) the IAEE Award for Best Paper of the Year in the Energy Journal.
Medlock has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy in its energy modeling efforts and is a contributor to Stanford University's Energy Modeling Forum.
Paul Tempest is currently Director and CEO of the Windsor Energy Group, London, and Vice-President of the British Institute of Energy Economics. He is also Chairman of the Threadneedle Club (Bank of England alumni) since 1985; Editor of the MECAS Association Archives and the magazine The Threadneedle. He is a longstanding contributor to and Editorial Board member of Geopolitics of Energy, Calgary.
Paul Tempest was educated at Manchester Grammar School (Foundation Scholar), on National Service in the Royal Engineers and at Oxford University (Open Scholar), where he founded the OUTravel Club, edited Oxford Opinion and was a Resident Scholar at the Maison Francaise (1958-59).
His work at the Bank of England from 1959 to 1983 included 1-2 year secondments to the Bank of International Settlements, Basle, 1963-4 ; MECAS, Lebanon(1966-68), the Qatar and Dubai Currency Board (General Manager 1970-71), Shell International (1976-77) and British Gas (1981-83). During this period he served as Secretary of several Bank of England/Whitehall/City operational and policy committees covering the Middle East and North Sea development and financing.