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Webinar — Energy Perspectives 2021: An Uncertain Future

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. 

This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.


Download Eirik Wærness' slides here.


9:00 a.m. — Presentation
9:30 a.m. — Q&A


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Featured Speakers

Eirik Wærness 
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 




Tue, June 22, 2021
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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