A panel of experts tackle issues surrounding the energy security debate. They discuss different definitions of energy security, and outline methods for securing reliable and inexpensive sources of energy.
Speaker include: Mine K. Yucel, Vice President & Sr Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Paul Leiby, Distinguished Research Scientist and Energy Analysis Team Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
View Presentation; Guy F. Caruso, Senior Advisor, CSIS Energy and National Security Program; and Pierre Noël, Research Fellow, EPRG, University of Cambridge.
Guy F. Caruso
Guy F. Caruso is currently a senior adviser in the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, having served as executive director of the CSIS Strategic Energy Initiative from 1998 to 2000. Prior to rejoining CSIS, he had served since February 2002 as administrator of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that provides independent data, forecasts and analyses regarding energy.
Mr. Caruso has over 30 years of energy experience, with particular emphasis on topics relating to energy markets, policy and security. He first joined DOE as a senior energy economist in the Office of International Affairs and soon became director of the Office of Market Analysis. Other leadership roles at DOE included director of the Office of Oil and Natural Gas Policy in the Office of Domestic and International Energy Policy and director of the Office of Energy Emergency Policy Evaluation.
Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Caruso worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an international energy economist in the Office of Economic Research. In addition, before joining EIA, Mr. Caruso was also director of the National Energy Strategy (NES) project for the U.S. Energy Association (USEA). During this time, he spearheaded the USEA publication "Toward a National Energy Strategy," which was released in February 2001 and a follow-up study entitled, "National Energy Strategy Post 9/11," which was released in July 2002.
Mr. Caruso has also worked at the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), first as the head of the Oil Industry Division, where he was responsible for analyzing world oil supply/demand and developments in the oil industry, and later as director of the Office of Non-member Countries, where he directed studies of energy-related developments. Mr. Caruso holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.S. in economics from the University of Connecticut. He also earned an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
Paul Leiby is a Distinguished Research Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he has worked since 1987. He manages ORNL's Fossil Fuel Modeling program and leads the Energy Analysis Group for the Environmental Sciences Division. Prior to ORNL he was a research fellow at Harvard University's Energy and Environmental Policy Center. His recent research topics include the evaluation of emergency oil stockpiling policies, the economic analysis of alternative motor fuels, energy security and oil market modeling, and greenhouse gas emission management policies.
Paul is a member of the Transportation Research Board's Transportation Energy Committee, and has served on professional groups such as the Energy Modeling Forum's panels on World Oil Modeling and Energy Security and on advisory groups for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Governmental Accountability Office, and the Office of Technology Assessment. He received his Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University (ABD) and his Baccalaureate Degree from Harvard College.
Pierre Noel is a Research Fellow on energy issues. He is a French national, and is a well known expert on international energy policy, energy security and EU energy policy. Pierre is also acting director of the electricity policy forum at the University of Cambridge.
From 2002-2006, Pierre was a research fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Paris, where he was responsible for international energy studies. He also contributed to the work of the French Center on the United States (CFE-IFRI). Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics and Policy (University of Grenoble). He holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Political Studies, University of Grenoble, and a DEA in Energy Economics and Policy from the same university.
Mine K. Yucel
Mine Yucel is Vice President and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She has been with the Bank since 1989. As an energy economist and head of the Bank's regional group, she analyzes the regional economy and energy markets on an ongoing basis and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth.
Yucel is past president of the United States Association of Energy Economics (USAEE), and the Dallas Area Business Economists. She has served on the executive boards of the USAEE and the Dallas Chapter of Women in Technology International, Inc. In 2006, she was chosen as one of the recipients of the Key Women in Energy Global award. She received the USAEE Senior Fellow Award in 2007. Currently, she serves on the Greater Dallas Chamber's Board of Economists, and the executive boards of the International Association of Energy Economics and Executive Women of Dallas.
Before joining the Bank she was an assistant professor of Economics at Louisiana State University. She has a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and a Ph.D. in economics from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Pierre Noel, research associate at Cambridge University, counters the idea that Europe is growing increasingly reliant on Russian gas. He cites Gazprom's own announcement that it was halting development on a new oil field because it didn’t see any demand for the gas.