JHU SAIS Hosts Conference on Energy Technologies

The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will hold a conference Wednesday, 04/28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on "Energy Technologies: Recent Advances and Future Prospects."

Eni, the Italian oil and gas company, is sponsoring the event in cooperation with the International Energy and Environment Program of the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute.

Advances in energy production and end-use technologies continue to have major impacts on world oil supply and on energy industries, the economy and the environment.

Expert speakers from industry, government and academia will address recent advances in deep water oil and gas exploration and related IT innovations. A second morning session will focus on research and development efforts in transportation, including hybrid and electric vehicles, fuel cells, and biofuels. Afternoon sessions will review recent advances in electric power generation to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, such as clean coal technologies, natural gas micro-turbines, fuel cells, renewable energies, distributed generation, and advanced nuclear reactors. See the attached agenda for details.

There will be two keynote speakers:

--Franco Forlani, managing director of EniTechnologie, Eni's corporate technology company based in Milan, will introduce the conference and discuss Eni's research and development programs on new technologies; and

--Professor Edward Rubin of the Engineering and Public Policy Program at Carnegie Mellon University will speak after lunch on the contribution energy technologies are making and can make in the future to achieve a cleaner environment.

The conference will be held in the Kenney auditorium, first floor of the Nitze Building at 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Admission to the conference requires advanced registration. For more information, contact Cari Schlumbohm at (202) 663-5786.

For more information, contact Felisa Neuringer Klubes at the SAIS Public Affairs Office at 202.663.5626 or

Wednesday, April 21, 1999
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Felisa Neuringer Klubes
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(202) 663.5626