Events - 5 Oct 17

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Coal-Mine Dust

9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Introduction
**Thure Cerling, Committee Chair

9:10 Panel Discussion
**Derk Brouwer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
**Bharath Belle, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, Brisbane City, Australia
**Ting Ren, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia

9:50 Panelist Discussion with Committee

10:30 Break

10:50 Resume Panelist Discussion with Committee

11:45 Opportunity for Public Comment

12:30 End of Open Session

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Integrated Energy Network – A Discussion on Electrification

The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to host a discussion on the future of electrification with Arshad Mansoor, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Dr. Mansoor will provide an overview of the recent EPRI report, The Integrated Energy Network: Connecting Customers with Reliable, Affordable and Cleaner Energy, which calls for a more interconnected and integrated energy system through greater electrification.

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The Growing Role of Liquefied Natural Gas in Latin America

Natural gas is emerging as a critical source of energy in the Americas and around the world, and Latin America is rapidly becoming a key destination for US LNG exports. With natural gas accounting for nearly 25 percent of global energy consumption, with liquefied natural gas (LNG) accounting for 10 percent of gas consumption, the Americas are driving the market and contributing to the increasing role of natural gas in the global energy mix.

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How Agencies Reverse Policy – Stays, Remands & Reconsideration

Since the presidential transition, EPA and other agencies have used a variety of tools to change policies and regulations. Three common tools they have used are stays, remands, and reconsideration. Agencies administratively stay the effective date of rules preventing them from going into effect, seek voluntary remand of rules in litigation to revisit rules administratively while avoiding a judicial decision, and administratively reconsider rules. Some of these actions have been the subject of the heated litigation, and the courts have acted to constrain agency discretion, including in an important D.C. Circuit decision rejecting EPA’s stay of the oil and gas methane rule (Clean Air Council v. Pruitt, no. 17-1145). Our expert panelists will discuss the use of these legal tools in changing agency policy, and offer cutting-edge perspectives from the government, the private sector, and the environmental advocacy community.

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