• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Adam Sieminski


Senior Advisor to the Board

Adam Sieminski was appointed Senior Advisor to the KAPSARC Board of Trustees in August 2021 and served as the president of KAPSARC from April 2018. Before joining KAPSARC, Mr. Sieminski held the James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He served as the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from 2012 to 2017 and was the senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the United States National Security Council in early 2012. From 1994 to 2011 Mr. Sieminski was Deutsche Bank’s chief energy economist and the senior energy analyst for NatWest Securities. In 2006, he was appointed to the National Petroleum Council (NPC), where he helped co-author NPC’s global oil and gas study. Mr. Sieminski’s membership of leading policy and research organizations includes the roles of senior fellow and former president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, and president of the U.S. National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. He formerly served as an advisory board member of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, as chairman of the Supply-Demand Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and as a member of the Strategic Energy Task Force of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and holds both an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University.

Sessions With Adam Sieminski

Monday, 6 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:00pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 09:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 10:00 pm

    Why the Hydrogen Rainbow Is a Useless Metric

    Green, blue, grey, all the way to yellow, for a colorless gas hydrogen has a surprising array of colors attached to it. What started as a set of nicknames has become an arcane code list for provenance, but is it time to consciously set aside this approach to hydrogen production? The risk of a fragmented market has never been more prominent, and hydrogen seems to have been engulfed by the approach more than any other commodity. And the core idea of a hydrogen economy, run on a clean-burning fuel, seems to have been lost in a battle for validity. Join us as we discuss the pitfalls and shortfalls of the hydrogen rainbow.