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Debate on energy infrastructure to be held at UH


UH Energy Symposium Series will host a debate about the larger issue of the nation’s energy infrastructure from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the UC Theater. The topic of discussion will be “America’s Energy Infrastructure: Is It Safe?”

“The idea behind this symposium is to avoid being sound-bite driven and really have a detailed discussion about critical issues,” said Chief Energy Officer Ramanan Krishnamoorti.

Three speakers — Charles Esser, oil market analyst in the oil industries and markets division of the International Energy Agency; Steve Magness, a partner in Cogent Energy Solutions, LLC, a crude oil, condensate and refined products distribution and marketing business; and Carl Weimer, executive director of the national Pipeline Safety Trust  will present information regarding to this topic at the event. Candace Beeke, editor in chief of the Houston Business Journal, will moderate the debate.

“After attending this event, we hope students understand the current status of our energy infrastructure, what the needs are and how our infrastructure is going to have to be transformable in order to respond to the needs,” Krishnamoorti said.

A four-minute video introducing the topic can be viewed here. The debate is free and open to the public.

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