As the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the scale and pace of energy transitions are a subject of intense deliberation and study. Regardless of the path that is ultimately set, the decisions made today will have profound effects on the future of economies and societies around the world, as well as the global energy landscape.
Equinor’s recently released Energy Perspectives presents three distinct scenarios for future energy demand to provide a platform for debate and decision making. These scenarios are not predictions but possible paths toward 2050, based on the choices we make now. The three scenarios — Reform, Rebalance and Rivalry — reveal a wide set of possible outcomes driven by a variety of factors, ranging from economic growth and technological development to climate policy and geopolitics.
Eirik Wærness, senior vice president and chief economist of Equinor, joined Ken Medlock, the senior director of the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, for a presentation and discussion of the recently released report.
Download Eirik Wærness' slides here.
9:00 a.m. — Presentation
9:30 a.m. — Q&A
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Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Equinor
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute