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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING holds a symposium and workshop on current and emerging technologies that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions and perhaps even remove the gas from the atmosphere.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - Keynote Introduction

8:30 a.m. - The Current Status or CO2 Emissions, Energy Use Projections, and the Unknowns

Robert Socolow, Princeton University

9 a.m. - Carbon Separation and Capture from Energy Systems

Dale Simbeck, SFA Pacific: The forms and costs of separation and capture

Speaker: Integrating CO2 capture with pollutant controls

10:15 a.m. - Sequestration in the Oceans

Peter Brewer, Monterey Bay Area Research Institute: Direct Injection of CO2 in the Oceans

Ken Caldeira, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Ocean fertilization: effectiveness and unintended consequences.

11:10 a.m. - Sequestration in Geologic Formations

Lynn Orr, Stanford University: Injection sequestration of CO2 in the deep earth - where, how safe, and how verifiable?

Gardiner Hill, BP Carbon Capture Project: Using CO2 to recover natural gas and oil - stretching our natural reserves.

12:45 p.m. - Keynote

Christine Todd Whitman, Environmental Protection Agency (invited)

1:15 p.m. - Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Gary Jacobs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: The world's cropland and forests as Carbon Sinks - how realistic?

2 p.m. - Advanced Engineering Processes

Speaker: The potential for genetic engineering.

Klaus Lackner, Columbia University: Removing CO2 from the atmosphere by industrial means.

Lowell Wood, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Emergency efforts: What could be done if runaway heating were

to occur.

3:35 p.m. - Energy - Efficiency, Renewables, Nuclear Power, and Hydrogen

Chris Green, McGill University: Estimation of the maximum energy efficiency possible through technological means

Speaker: Sun, wind, and waves. Using the dynamic systems of the earth to produce power

James Lake, Idaho National Engineering and Energy Laboratory: The Next Generation Nuclear Energy Systems - Large

Scale, Zero Emissions Technology for the 21st Century

Jim Daley, Department of Energy: The coming hydrogen economy

5:15 p.m.-Economics, Energy, Society, and Growth

David Keith: Public policy and understanding

Speaker: Assembling a technology strategy.

Howard Herzog, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Bringing it together - what is the right economic and social mix?

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: SECRETARY OF LABOR ELAINE CHAO holds a news conference announcing carecareers.net an online jobbank dedicated to linking job seekers to new careers in the long-term care nursing and retirement homes.


LOCATION: 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-693-4676


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents author John Taylor discussing General Maxwell Taylor: An American Legend. General Taylor's role in three wars and his participation in the Bay of Pigs investigation and the Cuban missile crisis made him a key player in U.S. foreign affairs during a large portion of the 20th century.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.


Responses to AIDS Virus Infections and Vaccinations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," with Dr. Mark Feinberg, Emory University.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Main Floor, Conference Center, Building 40, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-594-8591

TIME: 6: p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program presents entrepreneur and former editor in chief of Essence magazine Monique Goodgreen discussing her journey from "have not" to "having what matters" and offers a road map for getting there. Today, she and her husband run successful bed-and-breakfasts in Brooklyn and Cape May, New Jersey, and a coffeehouse in Brooklyn. Book signing follows.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program presents Michael Novacek, curator of paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, discussing his discoveries of fossil dinosaurs and mammals in the Rocky Mountain states, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Mongolia. He also addresses complex themes in the ever-changing world of paleontology, such as dinosaur evolution and extinctions, new methods for understanding ancient environments, and the evolutionary secrets of DNA in fossil organisms. Book signing follows.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Navy Memorial, Pennsylvania Ave. & 8th St, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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