“The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally,” the International Energy Agency wrote in the report “Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector” released in May 2021. Since then, countries with over 90% of global GDP have committed to net-zero targets by 2050 or a later date. However, in 2021, emissions and energy demand rebounded strongly after the pandemic-induced drops in 2020. Clearly, we must reimagine the energy future to meet the net-emissions targets. In this panel, we will synthesize the conversations during the week and discuss how to “reimagine the energy future.” Why is the world falling short in reducing emissions? What systemic changes are required to reduce emissions while meeting current and future energy demand? How can the silos among industries and among stakeholders be broken? How could these partnerships be accelerated?
Senior Vice President & Chief Energy Strategist
Hunt Energy, LLC
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Jay Precourt Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Vice President, Research & Development