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Annual Energy Summit — Electrification and Decarbonization: Pathways to a New Energy Future

Annual Energy Summit — Electrification and Decarbonization: Pathways to a New Energy Future

Co-hosted for the fifth consecutive year by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts L.L.P., the 2021 Annual Energy Summit explored current issues affecting global energy markets, oil and gas, electricity, renewables and the environment. In particular, this year’s summit addressed the energy industry’s continued response to recent events and how new developments are shaping the industry.

The two-day conference featured a keynote address by former Secretary of State and Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, as well as discussions with energy experts in industry, government and policy research. 



The conference was held virtually on September 29 and 30. Click here to watch the conference sessions on the Baker Institute YouTube channel.

  • To view the slides from Keisuke Sadamori's keynote address, click here.
  • View the presentations from "Panel I: Decarbonization and Circularity" here.
  • View the presentations from "Panel II: Electrification and Sustainability" here.
  • View the presentations from "Panel III: The Future of Oil and Gas in Energy Transitions" here.
  • View the presentations from "Panel IV: Energy Transitions: View from Around the World on the Road to Glasgow" here.

Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.

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Day 1 Agenda

9:00 a.m.

 

 

Welcome Remarks

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute

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

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

9:15 a.m.

 

 

Keynote Address: Energy Outlook

Keisuke Sadamori
Director, Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency


Moderated by: 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

10:00 a.m.

 

 

Panel I: Decarbonization and Circularity

Moderated by: Jason Bennett, J.D., Global Projects Department Chair and Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P

Jeremy Baines
President, Neste US

Rich Byrnes
Chief Infrastructure Officer, Port Houston

Heath DePriest
Vice President, Emerging Energy, Phillips 66

Rachel A. Meidl, LP.D., CHMM
Fellow in Energy and Environment, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Takajiro "Tak" Ishikawa
Senior Executive Vice President & Senior Executive Fellow, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

11:30 a.m.

 

 

Break

11:45 a.m.

 

 

Panel II: Electrification and Sustainability

Moderated by: George Fibbe, J.D., Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P

Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D.
Fellow in Energy, Minerals and Materials, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Todd Snitchler, J.D.
President and CEO, Electric Power Supply Association

Jeanne-Mey Sun, Ph.D.
Vice President, Sustainability, NRG Energy Inc.

Carl L. Williams
Private Investor; Former Co-Head, Global Power and Renewables, Riverstone Holdings LLC

Day 2 Agenda

8:30 a.m.

 

 

Opening Armchair: ESG and Energy Investment

Stephen Trauber
Vice Chairman and Global Co-Head of Natural Resources and Clean Energy Transition, Citigroup Inc.

Moderated by: Rachel A. Meidl, LP.D., CHMM, Fellow in Energy and Environment, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

9:00 a.m.

 

 

Plenary Presentation and Panel III: The Future of Oil and Gas in Energy Transitions

Opening Speaker: Dong Kwun Kim, Deputy Director, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy

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

Mitch Fane
Americas Energy & Resources Leader and U.S. Oil and Gas Leader, Ernst & Young L.L.P.

Mark Finley
Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Christoper Smith
Senior Vice President, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Cheniere Energy

 

10:30 a.m.

 

 

Armchair Discussion: The Role of Nature in the Portfolio of Climate Solutions

Suzanne Scott
State Director, Texas Chapter, The Nature Conservancy

Moderated by: 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

11:00 a.m.

 

 

Break

11:15 a.m.

 

 

Panel IV: Energy Transitions — Views from Around the World on the Road to Glasgow

Moderated by: Julie Mayo, J.D., Partner, Global Projects Practice, Baker Botts L.L.P

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

K. Nicole Gibson, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, European Energy Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State

Tomás González, Ph.D.
Director, Regional Center for Energy Studies

Todd Moss, Ph.D.
Nonresident Fellow, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute; Executive Director, Energy for Growth Hub

Atanu Mukherjee
CEO, Dastur Energy, Inc.

12:45 p.m.

   

Keynote Address

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

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

1:15 p.m.

   

Closing Remarks

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

 

When?

Wed, Sep. 29 - Thu, Sep. 30, 2021
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


Where?

Online webinar