July 24th, North American Energy Community Event

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On July 24th, NDN/NPI hosted an introductory conversation about the potential for a burgeoning energy community between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Panelists shed light on this hot topic, and asserted that 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. 

Our distinguished panel included:

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.