Peter Hartley america energy firstPeter Hartley will be speaking at the America First Energy Conference.

Peter Hartley is a professor of energy studies at Rice University’s Institute for Public Policy. He has been President at both the International Association for Energy Economics and the US Association for Energy Economics.

In a 2008 report titled Climate Policy and Energy Security: Two Sides of the Same Coin?, Hartley argues that “restricting fossil fuel use may not be an efficient response to the threat of climate change even if it had no negative consequences for energy security.” In this report, Hartley does not outright deny the existence of human induced climate change, but offers ways to combat the consequences that do not include fossil fuel use reduction, such as dykes, wind-variance codes, better evacuation plans, decreasing development in vulnerable areas, and financially encouraging people to move out of areas susceptible to flood. Hartley also brings up the Little Ice Age.