The Future of Energy

Two Tuesdays, February 8 and 15, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Upper Kirby District Headquarters, 3015 Richmond at Eastside (just west of Kirby)

February 8: The Status of Current Sources of Energy
Matthew Simmons, Chairman of Simmons & Company International, will discuss what is in store for the United States as the world’s largest consumer of hydrocarbons. Domestic sources of carbon fuel, except for coal, are drying up, and coal is perceived as a dirty fuel, although recent technological developments show potential. The world’s new sources of oil and natural gas are located in politically volatile areas, and demand from China is rapidly expanding.

February 15: U.S. Energy Self-Sufficiency—Myths and Realities
Amy Myers Jaffe is the Wallace Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University and associate director of the Rice University energy program. She will discuss the question: “Is ‘energy self-sufficiency’ a myth, or is it the only hope for the future?” Many policy makers are placing faith in alternative sources of energy, such as wind-power and solar electrical generation. At present, these sources provide only a tiny percentage of U.S. demand.



Upcoming is Spring 2018! 

West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Two Wednesdays, March 21 and 28, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private residence directions to subscribers
A few seats available


Farming Wonders in Richmond, Texas
Saturday, March 24
Details to subscribers
A few seats available


What's on Lisa Falkenberg's Mind
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004


Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston


Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton 
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.


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