The world is facing both a climate crisis and an energy crisis. There is an acute energy shortage in certain regions, while the overall demand for energy rises year over year. The vagaries of weather are becoming more severe from devastating floods to heat waves and winter storms.
We need to “Think Big,” “Think Fast,” and “Execute Fast.” This is not just about a 2050 goal, it is about the rapid journey to 2050.
To avert a climate crisis, the whole ecosystem from energy producers, energy transporters to energy consumers must decarbonize. We must all come together and work together. The current slate of planned projects barely scratch the surface in reducing the 36 billion tonnes of CO2 the world emits each year.
We need innovation and execution at a level equivalent to that was required to land a man on the Moon.
The December symposium follows the Houston Strategy Forum’s successful May Carbon Symposium. Two items bubbled up during the discussions in May — Partnerships and Accelerating the Carbon Movement.
We have chosen “Mammoth Scale Decarbonization” as the theme for the December Symposium.
How do we dramatically accelerate the pace and scale of CO2 and Hydrogen projects? How do we transform the industrial, manufacturing, power, transportation, and other ecosystems which are the biggest consumers of energy? What are the challenges and roadblocks, and the opportunities and lowest hanging fruit? What are the risks of over-acceleration?
How does the Inflation Reduction Act help accelerate decarbonization? Is it sufficient or will it require much more?
We are looking forward to a powerful discussion with:
• Mr. Tim Duncan, President, CEO and Co-Founder, Talos Energy
• Mr. Nigel Jenvey, Energy Transition Executive, CCUS, Hydrogen, Energy Storage, Baker Hughes
• Ms. Miranda Jones, Vice President HSE&C Mobility & Convenience, Gas & Low Carbon Energy, Regions Cities & Solutions, BP
• Mr. Matias Saettone, General Manager Hydrogen Business Development, Chevron
• Mr. Venki Chandrashekar, Vice President, Research and Technology, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
• Mr. Brad Handler, Researcher, Program Lead, Sustainable Finance Lab, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines
• Mr. Vince Paradis, Vice President, Business Development and M&A, Enbridge
• Mr. Cecilio Velasco, Director, KKR
• Mr. Kenneth Wagner, Executive Director, Hamm Institute for American Energy, Oklahoma State University
• Mr. Nick Livingstone, Managing Director, Rystad Energy
• Mr. Damien Gerard, VP Carbon Capture and Storage, SLB
• Mr. Jonathan Wiens, Chief Executive Officer, Warwick Carbon Solutions