David M. Turk

United States Department of Energy

Deputy Secretary of Energy

Prior to his nomination as Deputy Secretary, Turk was the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he focused on helping countries around the world tackle their clean energy transitions. He also directed reports on the digitalization of energy systems, the future of clean hydrogen, and a project tracking progress on a wide range of clean energy technologies. During the Obama-Biden Administration, Turk coordinated international technology and clean energy efforts at DOE. During this time, he helped spearhead the launch of Mission Innovation—a global effort to enhance clean energy innovation. Turk also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, where he coordinated interagency legislative affairs efforts by the full range of national security agencies and provided legislative advice to National Security Council decision-making. He also previously worked at the U.S. Department of State, including as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change and helping to coordinate New Start Treaty ratification efforts in the U.S. Senate. Earlier in his career, Turk worked in both the U.S. Senate, primarily on national security issues, and as the Staff Director of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee. Turk was born in Quito, Ecuador and raised in Rock Falls, Illinois. He is a graduate of both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Virginia Law School. He and his wife, Emily Turk, have three children. 

Sessions With David M. Turk

Monday, 7 March

  • 02:10pm - 02:50pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 08:10 pm - 07/mar/2022 08:50 pm

    How Governments & Businesses Align on Net Zero

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    Countries representing 90% of both global GDP and emissions have now committed to net-zero emissions, but the IPCC, IHS Markit, and others project that emissions will increase by 2030. International oil and gas companies were largely excluded from the COP 26 negotiations. Fuel and power generation shortages have caused oil and gas price increases that have alarmed both politicians and the public. How can governments and businesses align to address both the energy transformation of the future and the energy security needs of today? What role can non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play in helping to reshape consumer demand and governmental and industry responses to meet demand? 
  • 03:45pm - 04:30pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 09:45 pm - 07/mar/2022 10:30 pm

    Exploring Industry Collaboration for Hydrogen Development

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    NEW FOR 2022! Dedicated zone for sharing ideas and insights, exploring the technology frontiers around a central theme and topic area.