USEA’s Worthington says Australia should consider an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Energy Association Executive Director, Barry Worthington told Australian energy ministers and business leaders this week the country should consider using all of its resources to manage its energy challenges.
In April delegates from 171 delegates, including the US and China, signed the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York. The agreement is to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C.
USEA Executive Director, Barry Worthington, tells BBC journalist, Roger Harrabin, not to worry that environmental goals will fall by the wayside under the Trump administration. Worthington says industry is motivated to reduce emissions without the need for legislation or regulation.
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"Big data — extremely large data sets commonly analyzed by computer to reveal patterns, trends and associations — is making it possible for utilities to use more and more renewables on the grid, not only in the industrial world, but also in developing countries. That could be a game changer for global efforts to reduce emissions in both the industrial and the developing world."
The United States Department of Energy (USDOE), funded by Power Africa, collaborated with the United States Energy Association (USEA) to convene a group of natural gas experts to write a handbook on natural gas and LNG project development for African countries. Under the guidance of the USDOE and USEA, the participants spent five intensive days collaborating using the Book Sprint method to complete an LNG handbook. Their commitment and consistent participation was essential to the success of the “Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options” handbook.
"How are members of the World Energy Council reacting to President-elect Donald Trump's transition and possible actions on energy and climate? During today's OnPoint, Barry Worthington, executive director of the U.S. Energy Association and the U.S. representative in the World Energy Council, discusses his conversations with his international counterparts on the future of energy, trade and climate action. He also explains how he believes the U.S.-China relationship will develop under the Trump administration."
"The most significant US energy policy update in a decade, the Energy Policy Modernization Act 2016, will be introduced into the new Congress in January 2017. With provisions for accelerated permitting for oil and gas drilling, construction of export LNG terminals, as well as energy efficiency standards and grid-integration of renewables, the outlook for US energy security is bright, according to Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the US Energy Association (USEA). He predicts that business, not policy, will be the major driver of decarbonisation."
In January, Maria Korsnick, the Nuclear Energy Institute’s chief operating officer will become its president and CEO. NEI is a member of USEA and represents the commercial nuclear industry across 17 countries.
Korsnick has worked for NEI since May 2015. Before that, she worked for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, a joint project between Exelon and Electricite de France.
NEI’s current leader, Marvin Fertel, plans to retire at the end of the year.