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 Network, 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. In addition to its historic energy infrastructure investments, Hunt Energy has become a market leader in new and groundbreaking solar perovskite technologies, invested in wind energy projects in Central America, and helped transform the Texas electric transmission grid to better integrate wind and solar resources. 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. Hunter has been an Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom since 2011. He and his wife Stephanie are currently surviving being the parents of teenage triplets.

Sessions With Hunter Hunt

Friday, 11 March

  • 12:10pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 11/mar/2022 06:10 pm - 11/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    Reimagining the Energy Future

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    “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?