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Energy Leaders Kick Off CERAWeek In Houston

Charles McConnell from Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative previews what will be discussed at this year’s conference.


Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Galveston Bay refinery at night.

Energy leaders from around the world are in Houston for CERAWeek, the annual energy industry conference that runs this year March 5-9.

To learn more about what will be discussed at the conference, Houston Matters talked with Charles McConnell. He’s the executive director of Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative.

He breaks down what he sees as the most pressing energy issues for Houston that, ideally, should be addressed at the conference.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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