On Oct. 17, Shell and the Baker Institute will host the global kickoff for the Global Energy Debates, a series of worldwide debates on the world"s future energy demand. Students from around the world are invited to get involved and share their ideas about new energy.
With the global population projected to grow from 7 billion in 2012, to 8 billion in 2030, and to 9 billion by 2050, the world"s energy demand is expected to double within that same time frame. What, then, should the global energy mix be in 2030 and 2050, taking into account the need to reduce greenhouse gases globally?
Submit your 500- to 1,000-word essay with your answer to these questions at www.globalenergydebates.com before 5:00 pm (Central Time), Oct. 11.
Based on their essay, 10 students will be selected to voice their opinion and defend their point of view before a three-person panel of experts and a live audience. At the end of the debate, a winner will be awarded the $1,500 prize.