The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference to be Held April 11

Energy sector leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities in fueling a new global economy

The New York Times will host a conference for leaders in energy to convene about the future of energy in the face of new global and economic demands. The invitation-only conference will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at The TimesCenter.

With many countries holding elections this year, energy is a priority discussion across global economic agendas, and The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference will be a place for leaders to talk about the globalization of demand and debate how to finance and secure the world energy supply.

Anchoring the conference will be a keynote address by Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned authority on energy issues and policy, international politics and economics.

Speakers will include:

  • Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, and former assistant to President Obama and director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy;
  • Steve Nadel, executive director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE);
  • T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman, BP Capital Management, and founder of the grassroots campaign the Pickens Plan;
  • Phil Radford, executive director, Greenpeace USA.

Moderators will include: Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist; Clifford Krauss, national business correspondent; and Joe Nocera, Op-Ed columnist.

The Times will curate an audience of around 400 leaders in energy in the public and private sectors that will include government officials, energy companies, environmental groups and NGOs, investors and policymakers.

Conference sessions will be global in scope, and the format will be a mix of head-to-head debates, panel discussions, keynote addresses, case studies, single speaker “ignition” presentations and audience brainstorming. The event will also include online polling and surveys, and delegates will participate through their smartphones.

“This conference is a unique opportunity for thought leaders, business leaders and policymakers to come together and discuss shaping a new global economy in the face of staggering energy needs,” said Gerald Marzorati, editor for The New York Times who is responsible for creating The Times’s conferences. “We look forward to hosting some of the world’s most influential voices in the energy sector and participating in important conversations about the future of energy across the globe.”


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  • Pedro Diaz

    The New York Times
    About my feelings.
    My name is Pedro Osvaldo Diaz Fustier (1955), I am Cuban citizen and I live here; since 1981 together my father (1920 – 1993) just begin a new way: our electric generator of low reversibility, looking for to save primary energy …but from the electric generator!; since 1991 we made one with approximately 5% more efficiency that same in market today (in 10kW / 12kVA nominal power); but always here it was nothing because its power is too low and my country only need hundreds of MW units; it isn´t easy understand, I fight against the logical one, the big electric generators has over 98% efficiency, I am not looking for overunity because it is biggest scientific mistake and I love the real science.
    When in 1903 the Wright brothers fly first time, that airplane only stay 12 seconds at 3 meters height, but it showed a new way against the globes and zeppelin ones, and then they flew hours and hundreds meters height; but Wrights was working in a right place; the place where born the first transistor against the vacuum electronic tube when the transistor had much technologic problems and the tube just was the winner of the technology from second world war, but always the time put everything in the right place, today everybody fly in airplanes and the transistor was the base of the modern electronic in our PC.
    My electric generator of low reversibility is based in a old electric generator, it was working in Europe and United States in 1909 with about 56kW – 1000kW (1MW) nominal power; in the beginning of last century much types of electric generators was working, but Siemens´ technology winner emerged in electric motors and generators until today, but the beginning of last century and the present century are very different because in 1909 the most important was the price of the electric generator because its efficiency is very high, now in the XXI century the cost of the primary energy is the most important and the size or weight of the electric generator is generally secondary in front the energetic economy today; the economic world changed and the Siemens technology has too much electromagnetic torque in the electric generators, we need to change the main magnetic circuit, yes the current electric generator need to change to save primary energy!.
    The sustainable energy of the future is in the biofuels, the renewable energies… and in the radical change of the main magnetic circuit of the electric generator! I need to work in the right place; here I am losing my studies and my life day by day, please I want some help, one opportunity front the scientific community, the IEEE, I need to defend my theory, the success tests of my electric generator in 10kW /12kVA.
    The power energy in the world was born in the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893) and the waterfalls of Niagara (1895), when Westinghouse gave the economic opportunity to Nikola Tesla for to defend his scientific work; I have not the Tesla´s mind, but I has 31 years working, studying, researching ideas and I need an economic opportunity too, please I just call to show that I have a new road to save energy.
    Thank you very much,
    M. Sc. Eng, Pedro O. Diaz Fustier
    Havana City, Cuba

    PEDRO OSVALDO DIAZ FUSTIER (1955. Bejucal, Havana, Cuba), Electric Engineer (I.S.P.J.A.E, Havana, 1986) and Master in Electrical Engineering (I.S.P.J.A.E, Havana, 2004), he participates since 1981 in diverse investigations related to the electric energy generation, in particular on the synchronous generator.
    Author invention patent about electric power generation (Generador Eléctrico de Baja Reversibilidad ONIITEM 1990 104/87), participant in “The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2008” (Subject: AIN01 – Generator of low reversibility. Registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee, registered number 05062574, registered charity number 1104153), he has participated in diverse scientific events of electrical engineering about not renewable and renewable energies in their country.
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  • Pedro:

    Please send an example of the generator technology of which you speak.

    Glenn Meyers