• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

James Schaefer

Guggenheim Securities

Senior Managing Director

James Schaefer is a Senior Managing Director within Guggenheim Securities Investment Banking and covers a number of electric and gas utility and renewable energy accounts for the firm. Mr. Schaefer brings to Guggenheim extensive expertise in energy‐related mergers, acquisitions and financing, developed over his more than 20 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Schaefer lead the Global Energy, Power and Renewables Practice at Blackstone. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Schaefer was a Managing Director, Global Head of Power & Renewable Energy at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to UBS, Mr. Schaefer worked in the power groups at Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers and Chase. Mr. Schaefer has completed approximately $60 billion of strategic advisory assignments and more $30 billion of lead managed financings. Mr. Schaefer graduated with honors in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan's M.B.A. program and cum laude in Finance from the University of Vermont.

Sessions With James Schaefer

Tuesday, 19 March

  • 11:50am - 12:40pm (CST) / 19/mar/2024 04:50 pm - 19/mar/2024 05:40 pm

    Nuclear Renaissance

    Power/Clean Power

    Global nuclear power generation has stagnated since the early 2000s. However, most decarbonization outlooks foresee a significant increase in the role of nuclear, for base-load low-carbon electricity. At the same time, volatile fossil fuel prices and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia are driving heightened scrutiny of supply chain security. At COP28, more than 20 countries pledged to triple nuclear energy capacity by 2050. Could a regeneration of nuclear power be on the way? What role will nuclear play in a future lower-carbon energy mix? Can new emerging nuclear technologies accelerate the decarbonization of power systems?