Jack Fusco

Cheniere Energy

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jack A. Fusco is President and Chief Executive Officer of Houston-based Cheniere Energy, Inc., the leading exporter of US LNG. Prior to heading up Cheniere, Mr. Fusco served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of Calpine Corporation, which is now America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas. Mr. Fusco’s career of over 30 years in the energy industry began with his employment at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He joined Goldman Sachs 13 years later as a Vice President with responsibility for commodity trading and marketing of wholesale electricity, which led to the creation of Orion Power Holdings, an independent power producer that Mr. Fusco helped found. In 2004, he was asked to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Genco LLC by a group of private institutional investors, and successfully managed the transition of that business from a subsidiary of a regulated utility to a strong and profitable independent company, generating a more than five‐fold return for shareholders upon its merger with NRG in 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from California State University, Sacramento.

SESSIONS WITH Jack Fusco

Monday, 1 March

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 01/mar/2021 03:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 04:00 pm

    Plenary

    What Are the Fuels of the Future?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Energy transition requires a changeover to new technologies and new infrastructure, and especially to new fuels. Today’s most widely used transportation fuels—gasoline, diesel, and other oil-based fuels—are successful because of high energy density, affordability, and infrastructure such as service stations for automobiles. What are the fuels of the future? Many climate scenarios assume “electrification of everything.” Even if we had abundant supplies of green power, is this feasible? What are the future roles for LNG and biofuels? And then there is hydrogen—whether green, blue, or gray. Which of these are truly fuels of the future? And what will it take for them to displace the fuels of today?