The Future of Natural Gas- Interim Report Briefing

The Future of Natural Gas- Interim Report Briefing
Jun 25, 2010

About the Speakers

Jake Jacoby

HENRY D. JACOBY Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT

Henry "Jake" Jacoby studies policy and management in the areas of energy, natural resources, and the environment, writing widely on these topics, including five books. He is a former Chair of the MIT Faculty, and former Director of the Harvard Environmental Systems Program, former Director of CEEPR, and former Associate Director of the MIT Energy Laboratory. He currently serves on the Scientific Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program and on the Climate Research Committee of the U.S. National Research Council. His current research is focused on economic analysis of climate change and greenhouse gas mitigation, and the integration of this work with the natural science of the issue.

Jacoby received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1957, an M.P.A. in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1963, and a Ph.D. in Economics, also from Harvard University, in 1967.

Tony Meggs

TONY MEGGS Co-Chair of the MITei Study of the Future of Natural Gas. He is also engaged with a small number of start-up energy companies, with a primary focus on the de-carbonisation of fossil fuel.

Tony recently retired from BP, following seven years as Head of Technology for the company. In that role, he was responsible for overall technology strategy, investment allocation and long-term performance of technology across the company.

Prior to that, Tony was a member of the BP's Exploration and Production Executive Committee, responsible for BP's E&P activities in the Atlantic Basin � which included all BP operations in Azerbaijan (gas); Egypt (gas); Algeria; Trinidad; Argentina; and Bolivia.

Tony has a background in Petroleum Engineering, with extensive experience in the subsurface development and operation of many oil and gas fields, including Prudhoe Bay, which contains the largest Enhanced Oil Recovery operation in the world. Tony has Masters Degrees in Natural Sciences (Cambridge � the other one), Petroleum Engineering (Imperial College), and Business (Stanford GSB).

Ernest Moniz

ERNEST MONIZ Director, MIT Energy Initiative Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Co-director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment

Ernest J. Moniz has served on the MIT faculty since 1973. He was Under Secretary of the Department of Energy from October 1997 until January 2001. He also served from 1995 to 1997 as Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President.

At MIT, Moniz was Head of the Department of Physics and Director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center. His principal research contributions have been in theoretical nuclear physics, particularly in advancing nuclear reaction theory at high energy.

Moniz received a B.S. degree in physics from Boston College, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and honorary doctorates from the University of Athens and the University of Erlangen-Nurenburg. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Humboldt Foundation, and the American Physical Society and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Moniz received the 1998 Seymour Cray HPCC Industry Recognition Award for vision and leadership in advancing scientific simulation.