ABSTRACT of Presentation
THIS REGULAR GENERAL MEETING LUNCHEON EVENT WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AND ALSO VIA WEBINAR. TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, PLEASE RETURN TO THE EVENTS PAGE FOR THE WEBINAR LINK
U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw of Texas's 2nd Congressional District will be speaking about important issues affecting Houston's Energy industry.
Global Energy demand is expected to rise by 25-30% over the next two decades, and Houston, as the energy capital of the world, is well poised to meet that demand. However, calls to dismantle the fossil fuel industry ignore the innovation that the petrochemical complex continues to drive, providing low-cost energy and materials to the whole world. We’re at a tipping point –as both Wall St and Capitol Hill stand downstream of a culture that has gotten more antagonistic towards the American energy industry.
The choice between clean energy and fossil fuels is not a binary one. Following the successes of the fracking revolution, innovation in the oil and gas industry can continue to provide cheap and clean energy to the United States and the rest of the world – reducing our emissions further than models based on heavy-handed regulations ever predicted. Clean, cheap, American energy hinges on our scientists, our engineers, and institutions finding solutions to more efficient exploration, production, and transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
If America doesn’t act, the same growing global demand will be filled by foreign competitors, like Russia with their lackluster standards across their whole energy industry. Even worse, if the current anti-fossil fuel ideology continues, vulnerable communities in America and abroad could see price hikes in goods, fuel, and power that will hamper prosperity and development. This is why American energy independence and innovation is needed more than ever before.
MIXED GREEN SALAD
HONEY ROASTED CHICKEN
Registration & Walk-ins
All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event. This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster. Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee more than the on-line registration fee.
To secure the health and safety of all attendees, SPE-GCS will apply the following new Covid-19 safety protocol guidelines:
- Check in process (mandatory):
- Temperature check will be conducted (cannot be higher than F)
- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site
- Complete health questionnaire
- Attendees who are sick will not be permitted to enter the event. This is without exception.
- All attendees are required to complete the On-line Questionnaire by using the QR Code and showing it to the SPE-GCS staff at the check in.
- Attendance will be limited by COVID-19 protocol to 78 attendees.
- Face masks will be required during the event. One will be provided for you if you forget yours.
- Food and beverage servers will wear masks and gloves.
- The event area will be sanitized and supplied with hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and personal tissues.
- All participants will practice the 6 feet social distancing in ALL common areas.
- Tables will be set for a maximum of 6 attendees each.
- Please stay home and participate via the webinar option if you are not feeling well or if you are in a high-risk group.
- Contingencies: entrance will be prohibited should a person refuse to comply with any of the steps described above. • A SPE-GCS representative will ask the venue staff to provide support on escorting the person outside the venue.
Only 4 persons in an elevator - so allow time for elevator ride to club.