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John Hofmeister to Keynote 2010 Gas Shales Summit
Monday, May 17, 2010@ 1:54 PM
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John Hofmeister is the retired President of Shell Oil Company who heads Citizens for Affordable Energy, a public policy education organization that promotes sound energy policy, energy security, and sustainable environmental policies. He is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Industry Insider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

2010 Gas Shales Summit
Hydraulic Fracturing & the Environment
June 2-3, 2010 | Marriott Houston West Loop by the Galleria

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No Sign of Let-up: Energy Blackouts in America
Monday, May 17, 2010@ 12:08 PM
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The sudden surge in population has resulted in a dearth in energy supply all over the world. Approximately every four months, there are energy blackouts in America that affects half a million homes. Blackouts in America cause not only hospitals and television stations to black out, but also those other things such as elevators, trains, and traffic lights. Water treatment and pumping water to reservoirs requires electricity. Almost everything that makes our life comfortable depends on electricity, and energy blackouts in America will affect the normalcy of every person on the continent.

The frequency of large energy blackouts in America has exponentially increased in the coming years especially during the peak hours of the day. These blackouts can last for approximately a week and affect the public welfare and health of the people living in America. The lack of energy can affect the quality of life of every single person in America. The primary causes of energy blackouts in America are due to the use of energy resources for long distance transfers. This in turn affects the availability of the lines, increasing the risk for blackouts. There is an insufficient management of systems of the electricity network, and inadequate investments in the transmission infrastructure. The protective systems were also poorly aligned, which affected the reliability of the energy supply. All these factors combined, are the main causes the primary causes for energy blackouts in America.

Natural storms, human errors and mechanical failures also contribute to triggering an energy blackout.
The effect of energy blackouts in America also has a large impact on the social costs – there are heavy losses incurred for every blackout. While the frequency of blackouts has definitely not decreased, the frequencies increase during the late summer and late-winter months. This shows that blackout trends changes with the time of the year.

The technological improvements have definitely reduced the number of energy blackouts in America, even if they have not decreased the frequency of them. The energy crisis forces people to consider alternative means of power – such as solar or wind energy. Given the lack of guarantee of the prolonged supply, renewable energy sources are one way for Americans to avoid this energy crisis from hitting them hard.

The energy blackouts in America have begun to encourage people to conserve the energy, and support the development of alternative sources of power that are renewable and more abundant in supply.

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Former Shell CEO on President’s Push to Raise Taxes on Oil Companies

This is a rush transcript from “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” May 13, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


NEIL CAVUTO, ANCHOR: All right, well, oil and gas prices dropping this week, but that might not last too long. President Obama is now backing legislation to immediately hike taxes on oil companies. The funds would help clean up the BP oil spill, among other things.

Here now, former Shell CEO John Hofmeister.

John, where is this going?

JOHN HOFMEISTER, FORMER CEO, SHELL: Well, I think the government needs to demonstrate to the American people in its own mind that they’re in charge of the situation and they want to take actions that they can self-promote what they’re doing as government….

Read the full transcript at:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,592903,00.html

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John Hofmeister on America’s Energy Predicament
Sunday, May 16, 2010@ 1:02 PM
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John Hofmeister: Our Energy Predicament Viewed from an Oil Company’s Perspective

Posted by Gail the Actuary on May 5, 2010 – 10:35am – theoildrum.com

“On Monday, May 3, John Hofmeister, recently retired president of Shell Oil Company, gave a luncheon speech at the Offshore Technology Conference on our energy predicament, and the challenges the oil and gas industry faces, viewed from inside the industry. I am not certain we will agree with everything he says, but thought we might think about the issues raised….”


Please read the entire article at:

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6431

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John Hofmeister’s oil spill clean up advice gaining attention
Sunday, May 16, 2010@ 12:41 PM
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Hey, BP: Supertankers Could Clean Up Spill

They suck up vast quantities of polluted water; oil is filtered out in port

By Caroline Miller| Posted May 15, 10 1:15 PM CDT

“(Newser)  – A former Shell Oil president has some advice for BP: Use supertankers to suck up the oil fouling the Gulf of Mexico. He says the Saudis used it in a hush-hush cleanup project after a spill in the early ’90s dumped hundreds of millions of gallons. The Saudis “figured out how to deploy supertankers that had the ability to both intake and discharge liquids in vast quantities with huge pumps,” John Hofmeister tells Fast Company….”

Read the entire article at:

http://www.newser.com/story/88793/hey-bp-supertankers-could-clean-up-spill.html

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John Hofmeister visits Charlie Rose March 25th 2008
Sunday, May 16, 2010@ 12:30 PM
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John Hofmeister’s interview with Charlie Rose, March 2008.

To see the entire interview: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9007

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National Gaseous Waste Solutions and Global Warming
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 11:15 PM
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Gaseous waste is a perennial problem in every country. The need for national gaseous waste solutions is very eminent now. It seems almost impossible to control the gaseous waste that is emitted from a domestic area, though it is not the same with an industrial area. The gaseous waste disposal systems that are used in the large industries don’t seem applicable to the common household. Gaseous waste contributes to the highest amount of carbon dioxide emission which in turn leads to global warming.

As the number of industries and households producing gaseous waste increases, the need for the national gaseous waste solutions becomes more prominent. In industries, the gaseous waste is disposed of in many ways. Incineration is one of them. This kind of gaseous waste disposal method is very prominent in Japan as there are very limited land resources available for landfills and other conventional waste disposal methods. Incineration is a method that uses combustion of waste material. This is used by both small scale and large industries to dispose of gaseous waste, liquid waste and also solid waste. Incineration is a very controversial method of disposal of waste as it leads to emission of gaseous pollutants.

The problem that one may face while trying to implement national gaseous waste solutions is that it is almost impossible to try and implement a course of action for every household and every industry in the nation, unless of course, the government takes a stand to make it compulsory. While this may seem unpractical, the environment will surely benefit from this.

Of course, the gaseous waste that is produced by individual households is not anywhere close to the amount of gaseous waste that the large industries produce. Hence, it would be practical and better if the national gaseous waste solutions could be implemented at least for all industries first. Almost all of these industries produce huge amounts of gaseous waste which gets absorbed into the atmosphere. If the gaseous waste that is emitted by these industries can be controlled, then in turn, global warming can also be controlled and perhaps reversed.

National gaseous waste solutions are necessary now more than ever before. According to statistics with the current rate of global warming, the world may not last very long. There are many things that the government can do to slow down the process of global warming and one of them is ‘national gaseous waste solutions’.

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An Overview on Affordable Energy Independence
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 10:46 PM
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An Overview on Affordable Energy Independence

Energy independence has turned out to be a major concern for the nations around the world along with the United States in recent years. Most of the nations including the United States are greatly dependent on the unstable oil producing countries for importing oil and other types of fossil fuels. The costs of getting these energy fuels shipped over have reached sky high, thus becoming a major issue of concern for the nations. Affordable energy independence is the cure to this brewing situation.

Consumptions of fossil fuels in the recent years have increased and have damaged the environment to a considerable level. This is also one of the main reasons for global warming. The solution to these serious and major problems that the world is facing today is to produce abundant renewable energy for affordable energy independence. These energy resources mainly include solar power, hydro power, wind power, tidal power, natural gas and many more. Many research and plans are going on all over the world on proper usage of natural resources to produce abundant energy for affordable energy independence. The nations are also conducting explorations for abundant fossil fuels within their own respected boundaries.

There are many reasons behind the planning of affordable energy independence. The main reason is that the nations which do not have sufficient energy resources are greatly dependant on foreign countries for supply of fossil fuel. It costs a lot of money in terms of shipping and purchase of the fuel resources creating a huge impact on the world economy. Another major reason is the environmental issue regarding global warming and pollution. Fossil fuels contribute to a greater extent to the damage of the environment. Because of these reasons all the nations are greatly thinking about affordable energy independence.

Many steps are being taken by the nations all around the world for having affordable energy independence. The countries are trying to search for oil and other energy resources and planning to drill within their own boundaries to reduce the costs of shipping and purchasing of fossil fuels from foreign nations. Using public transportation instead of own personal vehicle can also reduce the fuel costs. Renewable energy sources can be a great solution for affordable energy independence.
Proper conservation of energy resources can also provide affordable energy independence to the nations around the world. Many valuable researches are being conducted in the universities and labs all around the world to provide practical and effective solutions for the nation’s affordable energy independence.

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ALERT: John Hofmeister on “Larry King Live” TONIGHT 9:00PM EST
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 7:49 PM
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LARRY KING TO FEATURE FORMER SHELL OIL PRESIDENT

John Hofmeister Will Comment On Issues Surrounding Recent Oil Spill

The former President of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, will be appearing as a featured guest on the Friday, May14th episode of “Larry King Live” on CNN.  He will be discussing solutions for cleaning up the oil spill that resulted from the April 20th BP oil rig explosion.

Hofmeister is an individual with a unique perspective on not only the oil industry, but on the nation’s energy situation as a whole.  An expert in his field, he is the former President of the Shell Oil Company as well as the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Citizens for Affordable Energy which exists, “To educate citizens and government officials about pragmatic, non-partisan affordable energy solutions, environmental protection, energy alternatives, efficiency, infrastructure, public policy, competitiveness, social cohesion, and quality of life.”   He has also written a book entitled Why We Hate the Oil Companies:  Straight Talk From an Energy Insider, due for release on May 25th.

“Larry King Live” on CNN airs at 9pm EST.  Text “ENERGY” to 20222 to make a ten dollar donation to Citizens for Affordable Energy.

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John Hofmeister is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For more information please contact Karen Hofmeister at 713-523-7333 or karen.hofmeister@jkhgroup.org.

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ALERT: John Hofmeister sits with Charlie Rose TONIGHT 11PM EST
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 5:16 PM
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CHARLIE ROSE: Panel discussion with John Hofmeister, others

John Hofmeister Will Comment On Issues Surrounding Recent Oil Spill

The former President of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, will be appearing as a featured guest on the Friday, May14th episode of “Charlie Rose” on Bloomberg TV and PBS.  He will be part of a panel discussion concerning solutions for cleaning up the oil spill that resulted from the April 20th BP oil rig explosion.  Other panelists include James Tripp and Sylvia Earle.

Hofmeister is an individual with a unique perspective on not only the oil industry, but on the nation’s energy situation as a whole.  An expert in his field, he is the former President of the Shell Oil Company as well as the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Citizens for Affordable Energy which exists, “To educate citizens and government officials about pragmatic, non-partisan affordable energy solutions, environmental protection, energy alternatives, efficiency, infrastructure, public policy, competitiveness, social cohesion, and quality of life.”   He has also written a book entitled Why We Hate the Oil Companies:  Straight Talk From an Energy Insider, due for release on May 25th.

“Charlie Rose” airs on Bloomberg TV at 8pm and 10pm EST, and on over 200 PBS stations nationwide.  Text “ENERGY” to 20222 to make a ten dollar donation to Citizens for Affordable Energy.

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John Hofmeister is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For more information please contact Karen Hofmeister at 713-523-7333 or karen.hofmeister@jkhgroup.org.

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PBS Broadcast Schedule

http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view/6308

Charlie Rose airs Monday through Friday on over 200 PBS affiliates throughout the United States. Programs are one hour. Though we broadcast the show out of New York at 11pm weeknights, the show is seen at different times depending on your location. To find “Charlie Rose” in your area, first find your local affiliate. Go to “PBS Stationfinder” and follow the instructions.

Though schedules do change, most nights you’ll find Charlie Rose at these times in these major cities:

1. WNET New York 11 pm / 1:30 pm rebroadcast
2. WETA Washington DC 11 pm
3. WHUT Washington DC 11 pm
4. WGBH Boston 11 pm
5. KCET Los Angeles 11:30 pm
6. KQED San Francisco Midnight
7. WYCC Chicago 11 pm / 5 pm rebroadcast
8. PBA Atlanta 12:30 am / Noon rebroadcast

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