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From Poverty to Prosperity: The Real Energy Transition
THIS COURSE HAS PASSED, BUT A RECORDING OF THE SEMINAR IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BELOW.
This course took place on November 10, but there is a recording of it available for purchase below. The Houston Seminar records most of its Zoom sessions and makes them available to registrants for the semester. If you purchase a recording from Fall 2021, you will be able to access it through the end of December. If you registered for this course before it took place, but did not receive an email for accessing the recording, please contact the registrar.
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.