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Global Energy Trends and Transitions
August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDTFree
The worldwide energy sector is going through dramatic shifts in energy demand, end-uses, and sources. Population growth and economic growth are driving up total demand. Industrialization, urbanization, electrification and motorization are changing how we use energy. And a policy push for domestic, low-carbon and renewable fuels is changing our sources of energy. At the same time, we are entering an era where markets, technologies and policies are enabling dramatic increases in U.S. production of oil, gas, wind, solar and bioenergy that is affecting global economies, the environment, and our national security posture. In parallel, our energy and information sectors are merging to form smarter energy systems and more energy-intensive information systems. For this talk, Dr. Webber will give an entertaining and big-picture overview of global energy trends mixed in with humorous anecdotes, historical snippets, and unexpected examples that will give a surprising look into the future of energy.
Join us early for an extraordinary performance featuring the talented Austin local and Austin Energy team member, Amy Atchley, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy complimentary Torchy’s Tacos while they last, and claim your very own exclusive “Electric > Gas” t-shirt – available to the first 75 attendees! Stick around until the end for an exciting opportunity to win an exclusive SXSW 2024 badge by asking the most thought-provoking question of the event!
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