Thu, Oct. 05, 2023
8:30 am - 2:45 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall

On Oct. 4-5, 2023 the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts L.L.P. will co-host our seventh annual energy summit.

This year's summit will focus on the evolving energy mix and address the challenges and opportunities for countries and companies worldwide as they work to manage energy transitions — while also ensuring energy security, commercial and financial viability of new innovations at scale, and meaningful reduction of CO2 emissions.

The two-day conference will feature international and domestic perspectives through keynote addresses and discussions with energy experts in industry, government, and academia.

This is a hybrid event: Attendees will be able to participate in person and/or virtually. Click below to attend this event either in person or virtually via Zoom:



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Agenda: Day 2

Day 1 details are here.

8:30 am

Keynote Address: New Energy Innovation and Development

Moderator: Kenneth B. Medlock III, James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Glenn Wright
Senior Vice President Shell Renewables & Energy Solutions, Americas; President & CEO Shell New Energies US LLC, Shell

9:00 am

Panel: The Levers of Policy and Finance

Moderator: Clint Rancher, Partner, Baker Botts

The Honorable Dan Brouillette
CEO-elect of Edison Electric Institute, former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Edward Herring
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tailwater Capital

Michael LaMotte
Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities

Jennifer Stewart
Director of Climate and ESG Policy, American Petroleum Institute

10:00 am

Keynote: Emerging Carbon Markets

Moderator: Kenneth B. Medlock III, Baker Institute

Kristin N. Johnson
Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

10:30 am


10:45 am

Keynote: U.S. Energy Policy

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher
(TX-07), U.S. House of Representatives

11:15 am

Fireside Chat: Resource Development — The Experience in British Columbia

Moderator: Kenneth B. Medlock III, Baker Institute

Christy Clark
Former Premier of British Columbia

11:45 am

Fireside Chat: The Evolving Role of Solar Power

Moderator:  Travis Wofford, Partner, Baker Botts

Dan DeSnyder, CTP
Vice President, Capital Markets, Sunnova Energy International

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

Panel: The Future of Fuels for Transportation and Mobility

Moderator: Michael Didriksen, Partner, Baker Botts

Edward M. Emmett
Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Tom Fox
Vice President of Business Development, HIF Global

Patrick Gruber
Chief Executive Officer, Gevo

Rick Puri
Director, Partnerships & Business Development, Hydrogen Energy and Mobility, Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy U.S.

2:00 pm

Fireside Chat — Energy and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Director, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; Former Ambassador to Lebanon and Turkey

The Honorable James A. Baker, III
Honorary Chair, Baker Institute for Public Policy; Senior Partner, Baker Botts, L.L.P.; Former Secretary of State; Former White House Chief of Staff

2:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Baker Institute

2:45 pm




    Thu, Oct. 05, 2023
    8:30 am - 2:45 pm
    (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago


    James A. Baker III Hall