America's Energy Policy: The Challenges of Meeting the Demand

Lori Traweek, Chief Operating Officer, American Gas Association


Energy is fundamental to individuals and critical to the world’s economy. Global consumers demand energy that is affordable and produced in an environmentally responsible manner, and without sacrifice to their comfort and convenience. Businesses and governments are spending trillions of dollars to employ new technologies that efficiently harness our natural resources to meet this demand. Leaders from all sectors must reconcile their collective desires for a low-carbon future with today’s political and technical realities. Join Lori Traweek for a fact-based discussion on an approach to U.S. energy policy that addresses national security, reliability, sustainability and affordability as it pertains to the future roles of fossil fuels and renewable energy.


Lori Traweek is the chief operating officer of the American Gas Association. She works with members of congress, corporate leaders and state and federal regulators to ensure an effective approach to national energy policy and to achieve operational excellence in the delivery of natural gas to more than 177 million Americans. Ms. Traweek chairs the National Energy Foundation Board and serves on the International Gas Union presidency team which convenes over 90 countries to affect global energy policy. Beginning her career in energy living on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Ms. Traweek is a Rader Energy’s Key Women in Energy-Americas Leadership honoree and recipient of the Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Alumni Award from Purdue University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in M.E. after graduating from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Lecture Video

Q&A Video


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

4–5 p.m.
Reception immediately following

Babbio 122 and Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Stevens Institute of Technology