Meridian and BP America host Global Dialogue Dinners on Energy Outlook and Technology

On February 2 and 17, 2016, Meridian partnered with BP America to host informative salon-style dinners around the themes of “Transforming the Energy Landscape Through Technology” and “Beyond These Turbulent Times: The Global Energy System Through 2035.” These off-the record, facilitated conversations on pressing global issues were part of Meridian’s Global Dialogue Series.

Special guests BP Head of Group Technology David Eyton and BP Chief Economist Spencer Dale shared findings from BP’s technology and energy outlooks. Mr. Eyton raised issues surrounding the importance of technology in significantly improving energy efficiency. Mr. Dale led a discussion on the volatility of the global energy market and the possibilities and mechanisms for stabilizing the market over the coming years.

Attendees included a cross-section of Washington’s top public and private sector leaders with high-level representatives from the diplomatic corps, federal government, business community, environmental NGOs, think-tanks and the media. Among those in attendance were: Charles Feinstein, Director, Energy and Extractives, The World Bank Group; Alonzo Fulgham, Former Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute; Jack N. Gerard, President and CEO, American Petroleum Institute; Karen Alderman Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; David M. Klaus, Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance, United States Department of Energy; Dina Kruger, President, Kruger Strategies; Sarah Ladislaw, Director of the Energy and National Security Program, CSIS; John Mingé, Chairman and President, BP America; Ambassador Richard Morningstar, Director of Energy Programs, The Atlantic Council; Marshall Nichols, Executive Director, National Petroleum Council; Robert Samuelson, Columnist, The Washington Post; Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary of Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; Dr. Richard Silberglitt, Senior Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation; Mary Streett, Vice President and Head of Government Affairs, BP America; Bob Stout, Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs, BP America; William Sonneborn, President, EIG Global Energy Partners; His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States; Dan Utech, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, The White House; Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United States; and Dr. Eric Wachsman, Director, University of Maryland Energy Research Center.

Project summary

Meridian and BP America host Global Dialogue Dinners on Energy Outlook and Technology | February 2016
Number of Attendees: 45
Impact Areas: Energy and the Environment
Program Areas: Diplomacy
Partners: Private Sector
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