Energy Discussion Video Now On Web

HOBBS, N.M. November 9, 2009 -- The New Mexico Center for Energy Policy recently had a successful special event featuring oil-and-gas expert John Hofmeister.

The two-hour video of his presentation and a lengthy question-and-answer session is now posted on the Web.

The Center for Energy Policy is a New Mexico Tech research division in Hobbs. The Center was first funded by the state legislature in 2008 and has held two day-long conferences in its first year.

After retiring from Shell in 2008, Hofmeister founded the non-profit group, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This Washington, D.C.-based public policy firm promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation.

Citizens for Affordable Energy is an educational group that stresses four action plans for energy: availability, technological advancement, environmental stewardship and infrastructure improvements.

Hofmeister is a frequent energy industry guest expert on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and the Glen Beck Show on energy policy and oil prices.

During his talk in Hobbs, he spoke about American energy policy, or the lack thereof, the politics of energy, alternative energy development, cap-and-trade policy and other topics.

Hofmeister and Tech Vice President of Research Dr. Van Romero answered a variety of questions, giving their opinions and vital facts about future oil exploration, cap-and-trade policy, alternative fuel research and other topics.

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