6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Fueling our Future: The Geopolitics and Economics of Energy in the 21st Century
North American Energy Infrastructure: An Opportunity for Cooperation?
Co-sponsored by the Consulates-General of Canada and of Mexico in New York City
Monday, February 13, 6.30 – 7.45 pm
How to create a more economically vibrant and connected North America and support energy production? The answer may be infrastructure. Much of the infrastructure developed during the twentieth century is in need of renewal and is not adequate to support the energy revolution and transformation that has taken place across the continent over the last decade. The extraordinary increase in energy production demands a new vision for North American energy infrastructure. US President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Pena Nieto have all committed to significant infrastructure spending. Will these plans lead to greater cooperation, interconnection, and integration of the American, Canadian, and Mexican economies?
This panel will examine the opportunities and challenges facing the continent, including the role of governments and the private sector to develop and promote greater infrastructural development through pipelines, energy grids, and transmission lines.