The New Energy World of 2030October 9 | 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (add to my calendar)
Throughout history, the competition over energy has been an engine of global political and economic transformation. The demand – and competition - for energy will continue to increase dramatically over the coming decades, especially as the global middle class continues to expand. At the same time, there is a new energy reality emerging in the United States: US net petroleum imports have fallen greatly, and the United States also registered the largest increase in oil production of any country outside of OPEC in 2011. Due to the ongoing shale revolution, the United States is likely to become an exporter of natural gas and greatly reduce its oil imports. With the development of shale gas around the world, Europe could significantly loosen its dependence on Russia for natural gas. The Persian Gulf will increasingly look to Asia for its growth markets. These major shifts will have dramatic geopolitical, commercial, environmental, and security implications looking to 2030.
Dr. Yergin is the author of the recent bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Published in 2011, The Quest is a tour de force of the global energy landscape, from politics to technology, and has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” and “the book you must read to understand the future of our economy and our way of life.” He also received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which became a number one New York Times best seller and has been translated into seventeen languages.
Other books by Dr. Yergin include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. Dr. Yergin is Vice Chairman of IHS and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates; he also serves as CNBC’s Global Energy Expert. Dr. Yergin serves on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development.
This event is hosted by the Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, a practice area under the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, which focuses on emerging global trends that will transform security, government, business, and civil society in the coming decades.
A discussion with Dr. Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, IHS Inc
Founder, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Mr. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO
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