From Poverty to Prosperity: The Real Energy Transition

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 5:00–6:30 P.M.


The coming decade will bring profound change to the world’s energy industry. For the past 20 years, Scott W. Tinker has studied the framework, challenges, timing, and scale of the energy transition, which he defines as “lifting the world from poverty and minimizing the environmental impacts of solar, wind, batteries, nuclear, oil, coal, and natural gas.” Looking at this issue from a global perspective can be challenging to Texas, an oil-rich state where the financial outcomes of energy change are felt directly.

What will this global change look like? How will it affect the world’s poorest and richest countries? In his presentation, Scott Tinker will discuss the relationships between what he calls “the three Es”: global energy supply and demand, the environmental effects of energy, and the economic drivers and scale of energy.

Scott W. Tinker, Ph.D. is the State Geologist of Texas. He is director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, and holds the Edwin Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

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