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Polar Vortex: What Severe Cold Tells Us About Energy Prices & Policy

March 7, 2014

The “Polar Vortex” of 2014 was almost a morality play about what happens when we have an unexpected, significant spike in energy demand. In this video interview, Scott Segal, head of Bracewell & Giuliani’s DC-based Policy Resolution Group, discusses the impact of low-cost shale gas resources on energy supply and demand, the key role that coal-fired facilities played in electric generation during the severe cold spells this winter, and the lessons policymakers and industry should learn from the Polar Vortex of 2014.