Alisa Newman Hood

Excelerate Energy

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Alisa Newman Hood is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Excelerate Energy, a market leader in innovative flexible LNG solutions. Before joining Excelerate Energy, Alisa served as General Counsel of ARTIC, a Qatari real estate holding company. Previously, Alisa served as General Counsel of Akfel Commodities, parent company of the largest private importer of natural gas and largest trader of gas and power in Turkey, and as General Counsel of Aluminium Bahrain, the world’s largest aluminum smelter outside China. From 2012 to 2016, Alisa served as senior advisor to the US Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the State Department. She began her legal career in the project finance and energy practice at White & Case LLP in New York and Washington. She lends her expertise to media outlets and has published several op-eds and articles on energy-related topics, including in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Los Angeles Times, and China Daily. She was previously a Council on Foreign Relations term member. Alisa holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she has been on the adjunct faculty teaching oil and gas law since 2007.

Sessions With Alisa Newman Hood

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Partnerships in the Asia Energy Transition

    Panel Power & Renewables

    Rebounding from the pandemic with 6% real GDP growth, the Asia Pacific region underpinned most of the 2021 global increase in power generation, witnessing one of the region’s strongest annual natural gas demand increases over the last decade. Economic growth impacts both energy demand and energy mix as policies adjust, balancing economic growth, supply security, and sustainability. Asia Pacific faces the net zero test: meeting growing energy demand while lowering emissions to meet the Asian energy transition requirements. Major Asian economies have announced net-zero emission goals for the next 30 to 50 years. Partnerships across domains of energy, technology, and finance will be essential for the energy transition. Which technologies will drive Asia Pacific’s energy mix? Which mature and new technologies will meet net-zero targets, while securing energy demand? How will energy technology partnerships evolve to meet the requirements of the Asia Pacific energy mix? What criteria will the financial sector deploy to fund energy transition in Asia Pacific?