HOUSTON – The Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies at Rice University and Baker Botts L.L.P. will co-host their seventh annual energy summit Oct. 4-5. The two-day conference at Rice’s James A. Baker III Hall will feature international and domestic perspectives through keynote addresses and discussions with energy experts in industry, government and academia.
Energy experts will discuss the evolving energy supply mix and address the challenges and opportunities for countries and companies worldwide as they work to manage energy transitions. This year’s summit will also focus on how companies and countries can ensure energy security, commercial and financial viability of new innovations at scale and meaningful reduction of CO2 emissions.
Panels include subjects such as the future of transportation fuels, the evolving role of solar power and the state of energy supplies in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the U.S.
Who: David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute; Danny David, managing partner at Baker Botts L.L.P.; Ken Medlock, senior director of the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies; Eirik Waerness, senior vice president and chief economist at Equinor; Andreas Bjelland Eriksen, state secretary for Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy; Chris Smith, chief government affairs officer at Ford Motor Company; Balaji Krishnamurthy, vice president of strategy and sustainability at Chevron; Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute; Felipe Bayón, former CEO at Ecopetrol Group; Shaima Al-Ghunaim, deputy managing director of planning at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; Davis Thames, founder, president and CEO of Western LNG; Jimmy Glotfelty, commissioner on the Public Utility Commission of Texas; Steven Miles, fellow in global natural gas at the Baker Institute; Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at the Baker Institute; Glenn Wright, senior vice president at Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions, Americas, and CEO of Shell New Energies US; Michael LaMotte, senior managing director at Guggenheim Securities; Jennifer Stewart, director of climate and environmental, social and governance policy at the American Petroleum Institute; Edward Herring, co-founder and managing partner of Tailwater Capital; Kristin Johnson, commissioner of U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; U.S. representative Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas); Christy Clark, former premier of British Columbia; Dan DeSnyder, vice president of capital markets at Sunnova Energy; Patrick Gruber, CEO at Gevo; Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy at the Baker Institute; Rick Puri, director of partnerships and business development at Air Liquide; and James Baker, honorary chair of the Baker Institute, senior partner at Baker Botts and former U.S. secretary of state.
When: Oct. 4-5, 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
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