The Houston Seminar presents From Poverty to Prosperity: The Real Energy Transition

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<i>From Poverty to Prosperity: The Real Energy Transition</i>
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The coming decade will bring profound change to the world’s energy industry. For the past 20 years, Scott W. Tinker, the State Geologist of Texas, has studied the framework, challenges, timing, and scale of the energy transition, which he defines as “lifting the world from poverty and minimizing the environmental impacts of solar, wind, batteries, nuclear, oil, coal, and natural gas.” Looking at this issue from a global perspective can be challenging to Texas, an oil-rich state where the financial outcomes of energy change are felt directly.

What will this global change look like? How will it affect the world’s poorest and richest countries? In his presentation, Scott Tinker will discuss the relationships between what he calls “the three Es”: global energy supply and demand, the environmental effects of energy, and the economic drivers and scale of energy.

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