QER and Curious-er
Participate in the next formal public meeting on President Obama's Quadrennial Energy Review
We are pleased to announce that you are invited to participate in the next formal public meeting on President Obama’s Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The public meeting will be at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA @ 9 am on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
This QER Stakeholder Meeting is to solicit public comment on Transmission, Storage, and Distribution (TS&D) of energy, specifically petroleum products. All stakeholders will be given 3 minutes on an open mic.
MAP IT: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Lecture Room, Medical Education Building
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Here is the agenda and a briefing memo for the New Orleans meeting.
Background on the QER:
Affordable, clean, and secure energy and energy services are essential for improving U.S. economic productivity, enhancing our quality of life, protecting our environment, and ensuring our Nation’s security. To help the federal government meet these energy goals, President Obama issued aPresidential Memorandum on January 9 directing the administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). As described in the President’sClimate Action Plan, this first-ever review will focus on energy infrastructure and will identify the threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security, enabling the federal government to translate policy goals into a set of integrated actions. The Presidential Memorandum created an interagency task force co-chaired by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. The Department of Energy will help coordinate interagency activities and provide policy analysis and modeling, and stakeholder engagement. can be found here at
On Transmission, Storage and Distribution infrastructure (TS&D): the network that links energy supplies to intermediate and end users. The enormous investments in TS&D infrastructure influence supply and end use patterns, policies, investments and practices over the course of decades. Once built, the TS&D infrastructure is relatively inflexible and therefore becomes to some extent deterministic of supply and end uses. For all energy infrastructure, the QER analyses will consider the impacts of transformations in energy supply, markets, and patterns of end use; issues of aging and capacity; impacts of climate change; cyber and physical threats; and vulnerabilities related to growing interdependencies of energy systems with water, telecommunications, transportation, and emergency response systems.
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