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Annual Energy Summit Day 1 — Pandemic, Price War and Other Disruptions: Resilience in Energy Systems

For the fourth consecutive year, the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts L.L.P. co-hosted their annual energy conference. This year's event, "Pandemic, Price War and Other Disruptions: Resilience in Energy Systems," was held virtually across four days and addressed current issues affecting global energy markets, the oil and gas industry, electricity, renewables and the environment. The conference featured over 20 speakers, who addressed how the energy industry responded to the events of 2020 and how those events will shape the industry going forward. 

On day one of the conference, speakers provided a snapshot of the energy markets and a discussion about resilience in the energy transition. For more details, see the agenda below.

This conference occurred over four days. To see the dates and details for the other days, please click here.

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Welcoming Remarks
Armchair Session: Gretchen Watkins
Panel I: Resilience in the Energy Transition

Agenda — Day 1

11:00 a.m.




Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy

John W. Martin, J.D.
Managing Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

11:15 a.m.



Opening Discussion

Dave Turk
Deputy Executive Director and Head of the Strategic Initiatives Office, International Energy Agency

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, Baker Institute

12:00 p.m.



Armchair Discussion  

Gretchen Watkins
President, Shell Oil Company

12:30 p.m.



Panel I: Resilience in the Energy Transition

Moderated by: Thomas Holmberg, J.D., Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Lees Rodionov
Global Director of Sustainability, Schlumberger

Deborah Byers
Americas Industry Leader, Ernst & Young L.L.P.

Gabriel Collins, J.D. 
Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

1:30 p.m.



Closing Remarks

Thomas Holmberg, J.D.
Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.



Wed, Sept. 30, 2020
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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