Hunter Hunt

Hunt Energy, LLC

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Hunter Hunt is Chairman and CEO of Hunt Energy, a private, family-owned energy company with a diverse portfolio of energy businesses that employs a community-centric, purpose-driven approach that creates long-term value for all stakeholders. Founded in 1934 and positioned across the energy spectrum, Hunt Energy is comprised of Hunt Oil Company, Hunt Refining Company, power-focused Hunt Energy Solutions, technology-focused Hunt Energy Enterprises, and Hunt Utility Services, which operates Sharyland Utilities, a Hunt-founded regulated electric utility that owns transmission assets in Texas. Hunter passionately believes that energy should be viewed in the service of humanity, and thus devotes his time to causes that promote community development and that broaden the inclusiveness of organizations focused on underserved communities. He serves on the boards of the Dallas County Community College District Foundation and the Dallas County Promise, serves as Treasurer of the Dallas Citizens Council, and chairs the Strategy Committee of Texas Health Resources, North Texas’ largest healthcare system. He is also co-founder of the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute of Engineering and Humanity, which focuses on bringing innovative technological and business solutions to the global poor, and serves on the board of the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU. He is also currently surviving being the father of teenage triplets.

Sessions With Hunter Hunt

Friday, 5 March

  • 11:25am - 11:55am (CST) / 05/mar/2021 05:25 pm - 05/mar/2021 05:55 pm

    Plenary

    How to Think about the Energy Transition

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The 2015 Paris Accord marked a new era in climate diplomacy: it replaced the vision of unified global climate policy with nationally determined contributions—with each country designing its own emissions reduction pathway considering national conditions, resources, and constraints. The shared ambition of keeping global warming “well below 2 degrees C” would, it was hoped, encourage individual countries to be ambitious, aligned, and cooperative. In advance of COP26, scheduled for November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, more than 100 countries, including the European Union, Japan, and South Korea, have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050. Most are developed economies where energy consumption is flat or growing very slowly. But what of the lower income countries with fast-growing energy needs, where economic growth requires increased supplies of low-cost, high-reliability energy and expanded transportation? How will the global energy transition play out for them? Will they be prepared to limit economic growth to reduce emissions? Will richer countries finance a faster transition for them? And, if so, what trade and tariff responses would we expect? And how will global companies respond?