Shell Distinguished Lecture Series — World Energy Outlook



Featured Speaker

Fatih Birol, Ph.D.
Chief Economist
International Energy Agency


Welcoming Remarks

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics
Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies
Rice University’s Baker Institute



Greg Guidry
Executive Vice President, Shell Upstream Americas Unconventionals


About the Event

A new global energy landscape is emerging, and recent trends and developments are causing expectations to shift. Fatih Birol, Ph.D., chief economist at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, is responsible for the IEA’s flagship publication World Energy Outlook, which is recognized as the most authoritative source on the strategic analysis of global energy markets. World Energy Outlook 2013 presents a detailed update of energy projections through 2035 and provides insight into what they mean for energy security, climate change, economic development and universal access to modern energy services.

World Energy Outlook discusses oil, coal, natural gas, renewables and nuclear power, as well as developments in subsidies to fossil fuels and renewable energy. It also focuses on topical energy sector issues, including:

  • Redrawing the energy climate map
  • Energy in Brazil
  • Oil supply, demand and trade
  • The implications of the changing energy map for economic competition
  • The global spread of unconventional gas supply

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This event is part of the Shell Distinguished Lecture Series. The Shell Distinguished Lecture Series is the Baker Institute's flagship speakers program, reflecting the vision of our honorary chair, former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, and Shell's commitment to defining the role of statesmanship, integrity and bold leadership in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.






Thu, Feb. 20, 2014
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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