On October 13, the Center on Global Energy Policy was honored to welcome Dr. Ernest J. Moniz as a guest speaker at our annual Energy Leaders Forum in New York City. Secretary Moniz offered reflections on the Department of Energy's role in key international efforts to ensure America’s national security and advance low-carbon economies globally under the Obama Administration. Following the Secretary's remarks, Center Director Jason Bordoff moderated a discussion with questions submitted from the audience.
Jason Bordoff sits down with David Fyfe, Chief Economist at the Gunvor Group, a global commodities trading house in Geneva Switzerland, to talk about the future of oil markets. David, who has more than 20 years of experience in oil and energy markets, previously was Manager of the International Energy Agency’s Oil Industry and Markets Division as well as editor of the IEA’s monthly Oil Market Report. They discuss: OPEC's November deal to curb production; the realities of peak oil demand; natural gas spot price markets; and the role of U.S. shale in response to an oil price increase.
Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Frances Beinecke, the former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, to discuss the outlook for U.S. energy and environment policy following the election of Donald Trump. Frances, a recipient of The National Audubon Society's prestigious Rachel Carson Award, is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy's advisory board and she serves on the boards of the MIT Energy Initiative, the National Academies of Science and the World Resources Institute. They discuss: Why climate change was not a central issue in the 2016 U.S. election; Strategies environmental NGOs will employ under Trump; The role of natural gas as the world strives for a zero carbon economy; How states and local governments can address environment and climate issues.
To achieve the Paris Agreement goals, public and private actors need to either deploy far more energy that is zero carbon like wind and solar, or develop technologies that remove greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS). Host Jason Bordoff speaks with Stephen Bull, a Senior Vice President for Wind and Carbon Capture and Storage in Statoil's New Energy Solutions business about: The revolution of offshore wind energy and declining costs; CCS research and financing; The impact of the Paris Agreement on wind and CCS technologies; Development and implementation challenges for both wind and CCS.