Jeffrey Ball Lecture Concludes W&J’s Inaugural Energy Lecture Series

WASHINGTON, PA (April 2, 2013)—Jeffrey Ball, scholar-in-residence at Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, will discuss, “Power Grab: Sharp Fights and Hard Lessons in the Global Race for Cleaner Energy,” at a lecture Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Washington & Jefferson College’s Howard J. Burnett Center’s Yost Auditorium.

Ball’s lecture, free and open to the public, is the last of the W&J Center for Energy Policy and Management’s inaugural Energy Lecture Series.

Previously, Ball spent more than a decade at The Wall Street Journal writing about energy and the environment, in particular about the economic viability of changing the way the world consumes fossil fuels. He covered the automotive industry out of newspaper’s Detroit bureau and the oil industry from its Dallas bureau.

In 2009, he wrote a column called “Power Shift,” which won an award from the National Press Foundation for its coverage of the changing energy and environmental landscape. He spent most of 2010 covering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, focusing on questions about the spill’s environmental effect. Ball also helped conceive, host and moderate “ECO:nomics,” an annual conference on energy and the environment that brings together chief executives, policymakers, and other leaders in the field.

In addition, Ball helped host The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, a group of global chief executives who meet annually in Washington to discuss policy issues and make recommendations for federal action.

Ball has appeared on PBS, NPR, CNN and the BBC, among other networks. Before joining The Wall Street Journal, he worked as a reporter at the Charlotte Observer and Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

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