Big changes are coming for the U.S. energy industry. As energy professionals grapple with new regulations and changing consumer demands, questions abound: Can the US economy afford to implement a carbon tax to level the playing field for more costly cleaner burning fuels? How will new regulation and safety requirements impact the energy industry? Should use of a mix of fuels, including renewables, be mandated for all consumers in the U.S.?

Jim Griffin (right), director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy, speaks at the Nov. 1 discussion panel hosted by the institute and Mays Business School.
Jim Griffin (right), director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy, speaks at the Nov. 1 discussion panel hosted by the institute and Mays Business School.

These were some of the topics discussed at a recent event hosted by the Full-Time and Executive MBA Programs at Mays and the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. The panel discussion, titled “The Future of Energy: Unraveling the economic impacts of energy policy,” was held on November 1, and featured experts from industry and academia.

More than 300 professionals attended the event. Seating was limited. If you missed out on attending the event live, you can still hear what the experts had to say. Videos for the event are available at mays.tamu.edu/energy.