April 20, 2011

Annenberg Conference Center, College Station, Texas

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A summit of Texas energy leaders from industry, academia and government designed to identify:

  • challenges and issues that will require action by the state legislature and/or regulatory agencies;
  • scientific and engineering studies needed to address these challenges; and
  • how members of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) can help.

2011 Texas Energy Summit Sponsors

Hosted by Texas A&M University and The Texas A&M University System



2011 Texas Water Summit Agenda

9:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Stephen A. Holditch, 2011 TAMEST President
  • The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator (recorded remarks)

9:15 AM: The Future of Energy in Texas - Electrical Power Generation

  • Coal and Natural Gas - Michael Ming, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy
  • Nuclear Power - Bruce Hamilton , President, Fuelco, LLC
  • Renewable Energy Options -  Scott Tinker, Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Economic Geology and State Geologist of Texas
  • Transmission and Smart Grid Technology -  Mark Armentrout, President, The Texas Institute

11:30 AM: Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

1:00 PM: The Future of Energy in Texas - Transportation

  • The Ethanol Solution - Michael Economides, Ph.D. , Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston
  • Natural Gas Vehicles - Lynn Lyon, Manager Strategic Projects Domestic Operations, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Electric Vehicles -  Glen Stancil, Vice President, NRG Electric Vehicle Services
  • Rail Options for Freight and High Speed Rail - Steve S. Roop, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Texas Transportation Institute

2:30 PM: Texas Energy Policy: A Regulatory Perspective


  • Ross Ramsey, Managing Editor, The Texas Tribune and Editor,Texas Weekly


4:00 PM: Closing Reception and Bush Library Tour

Selected 2011 Texas Water Summit Highlights

Keynote Speaker Congressman Bill Flores Addressed Energy and the Economy During Luncheon

Regulatory Issues Highlighted During Texas Energy Policy Panel

Energy OpEd Featured in Houston Business Journal