Public panel discussion "Elections in the U.S. - What is the outlook for global energy and climate policies?" Public panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 with Prof. James W. Davis, Prof. Ann Florini and Prof. Rolf Wüstenhagen Twelve days ahead of the U.S. elections in 2012, an expert panel at the University of St. Gallen discussed the outlook for global energy and climate policies. In the light of a very tight race in the presidential election campaign, what will be the outlook for a country that accounts for nearly one fifth of global carbon emissions and continues to be the largest consumer of oil? How will the elections impact the outlook for renewable energies in the United States and elsewhere? Is the current deadlock in federal policies, such as the incentives for wind energy under the Production Tax Credit (PTC), going to be overcome after the election? Can state-level policies fill the gap? And how much does U.S. energy and climate policy matter anyway in a globalized world where European countries have adopted ambitious energy policy targets and economic power has increasingly shifted to Asia? The high-level discussion of these issues took place with the following experts: Prof. James Davis, Director of the Institute for Political Science at the University of St. Gallen (IPW-HSG) with special focus on international politics Prof. Ann Florini, Professor of Public Policy at Singapore Management University, Non-resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, and currently Visiting Professor for Global Energy Governance at the University of St. Gallen. Prof. Rolf Wüstenhagen, Chair for Management of Renewable Energies, University of St. Gallen, and Academic Director of the executive education programme in Renewable Energy Management Moderator: Julia Fea, London, former political journalist at the BBC Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 18:30-19:30 h, University of St. Gallen, Room 09-011, Dufourstr. 50, 9000 St. Gallen For the summary of the panel discussion please visit the HSG-page.