OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Ex-Senate luminaries give Obama energy advice

The officials will touch on how their times in Congress and the executive branch influenced the recommendations. They also will discuss the nation’s recent energy developments and what they mean for the future.


THE REST OF TUESDAY’S AGENDA:

Booming US oil forecast in focus

Top International Energy Agency (IEA) officials will be in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to discuss their prediction that the U.S. will become the world’s top oil producer by about 2017.

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven and Fatih Birol, the agency’s top economist, at a forum on IEA’s most recent World Energy Outlook.

The wide-ranging report covers far more than just oil production.

It also warns that the world is just a few years away from “locking in” temperature increases above 2 degrees Celsius, the threshold that scientists warn will trigger some of the most dangerous climatic changes.

Conservative group, Inhofe push to thwart EPA

The Heartland Institute and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) will be on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a 15,000-signature petition demanding that lawmakers deeply cut the “size, power and cost of the EPA.”

Inhofe, who will appear at a Capitol Hill press conference with Heartland officials, calls global warming a “hoax” and opposes EPA climate rules.

He’s the top Republican on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, but his tenure in that slot is winding down due to term limits for committee leaders.

Former CIA director to give keynote at solar energy conference

Policymakers and solar energy industry leaders will discuss the technology’s future in a two-day conference beginning Tuesday.

Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey will deliver the Solar Energy Focus keynote address at dinner Tuesday night.

Woolsey is a founder of both the U.S. Energy Security Council and the Set America Free Coalition, which aim to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

The conference will host panels on the military’s role in adopting solar power, innovative financing schemes and technology developments. Those sessions will take place Wednesday.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Check out these stories that ran on E2-Wire Monday and over the weekend ...

— Power giant Duke Energy nabs retiring Rep. Shuler
— House Dems request briefing on offshore oil explosion
— Chamber meets White House on 'fiscal cliff,' seeks easing of energy rules
— US defends Obama’s climate record as global talks open
— Energy efficiency lobby hunts for new allies among Republican lawmakers


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