DALLAS (Oct. 31, 2013) – The Border Energy Forum that has been held in all four US states bordering Mexico, and all six northern Mexican states over the past 20 years, returns this year to the place that started it all. Next week representatives from the federal governments of both Mexico and the United States, state and local officials from both sides as well as from Canada this year, will gather in San Antonio for what has become the cornerstone of energy policy and program development for the region.
“More than ever, the potential of clean energy like natural gas and renewables, combined with traditional oil production, in the ten border states is boundless,” says Soll Sussman, who first developed the forum in 1993 while at the Texas General Land Office.
“The original idea for the Forum was to gather 50 people each from the United States and Mexico once a year to exchange information about the best ways to produce and consume energy in our fast-growing region," says Sussman, “but we have grown to an annual crowd surpassing 300, usually evenly divided between Americans and Mexicans forging new partnerships and helping each other work together on our twin goals of economic development and environmental protection.”
Sussman, speaking by phone from his home office in Austin, will be a guest Monday on the ScienceNews Radio Network program Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason. The broadcast originates in Dallas and then can be heard archived and webcast for its world audience.
The Border Energy Forum is a collaborative effort among the ten border states along the US / Mexico border and will take place November 6 - 8, 2013 at the Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown.