As winter looms, energy prices are spiking worldwide, putting financial strain on households and businesses. In Europe, leaders are planning to introduce natural gas price caps and subsidies for the next six months to blunt the impact of high energy costs.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., high prices aren’t the only threat consumers are wary of. Texas residents remember all too well last year’s winter freeze, which brought the state’s power grid to the brink of collapse. And in California, a record heat wave earlier this fall pushed the state’s electric grid to its limit — with calls for rationing and the threat of rolling blackouts.
What do these episodes mean for energy policy in the West? What direct — and indirect — energy impacts can we expect in the next six months to a year? At this member-exclusive event, hosted by the Roundtable Young Professionals Trending Policy and Energy subcommittees, fellows Gabriel Collins and Tilsa Oré Mónago discussed these questions and other current energy issues.
This event was free and open to members of the Roundtable Young Professionals through the link in their email invitation. For more information about RYP membership, please contact Starr Dickerson, associate director of stewardship, at (713) 348-8087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabriel Collins, J.D.
Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs
Tilsa Oré Mónago, Ph.D.
Fellow in Energy and Market Design