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Energy Symposium

Energy Symposium

The Energy Series Symposium, sponsored by UH's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, featured four moderated discussions between guest speakers covering topics centered on the theme, “Critical Issues in Energy.”

The Energy Symposium Series was a free, evening event for students, faculty, staff, corporate leaders and the community. Videos of each presentation are available on this page.


Symposium Information and Videos

March 4

Renewable Energy: Need for Governmental Support?

Featuring Guest Speakers:
Congressman Gene Green of the 29th District of Texas
Robert L. Bradley, Jr. of the Institute for Energy Research
Jimmy Glotfelty of Clean Line Energy

Moderator: Joseph Pratt of University of Houston

Presentation Video:


February 11

Climate Change: Is it a Real Threat?

Featuring Guest Speakers:
Richard A. Feely, Ph.D. of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D. of Texas A&M University
David Hone of Royal Dutch Shell

Moderator: Barry L. Lefer, Ph.D. of University of Houston’s Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Presentation Video:


November 12

LNG Export: Is it Good for the US?

Featuring Guest Speakers:
John Felmy of the American Petroleum Institute and Scott Morrison of the American Public Gas Association

Moderator: Jeff Pendergraft of Galway Group

Presentation Video:


October 8

Hydraulic Fracturing: Is it Sustainable?

Featuring Guest Speakers:
Paul Krishna of XTO Energy and Scott Anderson of the Environmental Defense Fund

Moderator: Margaret Hill of Blank Rome LLP

Presentation Video:


Media Sponsors

Houston Business Journal        Houston Public Media