Dec 05

Transformation of the Global Energy Supply

Explore three plausible paths for the transformation of the global energy supply by 2060 with us presented by the World Energy Council

Just a few weeks ago, the World Energy Council presented three plausible paths for the transformation of the global energy supply by 2060 at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. Join us on Thursday, December 5, 2019 for a lunch and learn from 12:00-2:00pm at the offices of GACC Philadelphia. Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair of the World Energy Resources Programme of the World Energy Council, will talk about future paths and scenarios for the transformation of the global energy supply.

None of the identified future paths and scenarios achieves the goals of the Paris Agreement. This also applies to the scenarios that the U.S. Energy Information Administration released in September 2019 and the International Energy Agency published in mid-November 2019. The biggest challenge, which results from the findings of these studies, is to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial level. The key to the solution is seen in innovations that are exponentially changing the global energy system. A technology-neutral supporting framework, the pricing of CO2 and the reduction of administrative hurdles and regulations are a prerequisite for the desired success. International cooperation and open markets are also indispensable, turning away from unilateral and protectionist policies.

Agenda:

  • 12:00 PM Welcome
  • 12:05 PM Presentation
  • 1:15 PM Q&A
  • Light lunch will be available during the presentation
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