World Energy Outlook, 2008

Is the world facing a supply crunch because of geology or inadequate investment? What type of post-Kyoto policy framework might stabilize greenhouse gases at low concentration levels, and what impact might such a policy framework have on future energy choices? These questions are addressed in the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2008.

In this special presentation, Richard H. Jones, IEA deputy executive director and a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, will discuss the outlook, highlighting global energy trends and updates on energy projections to 2030. His talk will include an in-depth analysis of changing global trends, including post-2012 climate change policy scenarios and related energy consequences, as well as future global oil and gas supply prospects. Jones will also explore energy and sustainability, focusing on energy poverty in sub-Saharan African countries.

This event is generously sponsored by: Baker Institute Energy Forum, International Energy Agency and Simmons & Company International


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Event Agenda and Presentations

Matthew R. Simmons, Chairman, Simmons & Company International

Welcoming Remarks
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Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Keynote Speaker
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Ambassador Richard H. Jones, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency

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Tue, Dec. 9, 2008
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


Rice University's Baker Institute