Invite: Wed, July 24th - Creating a North American Energy Community

On July 24th, NDN and NPI will host an introductory conversation about the potential for a burgeoning energy community between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. You can register for this exciting event here.

As soon as August of 2013, new leadership in the Mexican government is expected to pass comprehensive energy reform to modernize its energy resources. The reforms could pave the way for Mexico to open its hydrocarbons sector to private investment, as well as to create significant growth opportunities in renewable energy.

Because Mexico is the U.S.’ third largest trading partner, America is in the unique position to avail itself of these opportunities and to broaden and deepen its relationship with Mexico for the benefit of the entire region.  By establishing a North American Energy Community, we can create a cleaner energy economy for both nations, spur desperately needed economic stimulus in the border region, and build a viable platform for regional energy security. 

A distinguished panel will offer insights into the opportunities and pitfalls of this important emerging economic development: 

Governor Bill Richardson  

Former Secretary of Energy, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and Governor of New Mexico.  

Richardson has enjoyed a very successful career in public service, academia, and the private sector. Few can match his wide-ranging experience and dedication to both energy issues and issues related to the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

Duncan Wood  

Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Wood brings two decades of academic and professional experience in Mexico to the conversation. At the pre-eminent Institute, he provides invaluable analysis on a broad range of issues pertinent to the United States and Mexico.

Rick Van Schoik  

Energy Portfolio Director at the North American Research Partnership 

Van Schoik is a leading expert in multidisciplinary, tri-national research and policy programs. He frequently travels to give talks and publishes articles in the scientific, lay, and professional press that inform several perspectives on transboundary security, transportation, water, energy, environmental, and related issues.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

12:00 Noon – 1:30PM

NDN Event Space

729 15th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

Please RSVP here today for this luncheon, as space will be very limited.