Summer Energy Talks

The Energy Institute’s Summer Energy Talks are composed of four 1-on-1 conversations with leaders in the energy community researching and communicating ideas on how energy affects our lives and economy, and how the events of the last few months have affected the way we think about Fueling a Sustainable Energy Transition.

The talks will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM CT on July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11. Each talk will be recorded and posted on this page following the event.

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If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Christa Hopkins, who can be reached at 512-475-8447 or christa@energy.utexas.edu, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.


Schedule of Talks

July 21 | Takeaways from Planet of the Humans: A Conversation on Energy and Society with Richard Heinberg

12:00-1:00 PM CT

Guest: Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute

Host: Carey King, Assistant Director and Research Scientist, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

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July 28 | Supply Chain and Competitiveness Through the Lens of COVID-19

12:00-1:00 PM CST

Guest: William (Bill) Bates, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness

Host: Varun Rai, Director, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

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August 4 | The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Patterns & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

12:00-1:00 PM CST

Guest: Mary D. Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

Host: Dave Tuttle, Research Associate, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

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August 11 | COVID-19’s Impact on Energy and Environment Perceptions

12:00-1:00 PM CST

Guest: Peter Fox-Penner, Founder and Director of the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Professor of Practice at the Questrom School of Business.

Host: Varun Rai, Director, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

Registration details will be available soon.

Note: The talks will be presented remotely via Zoom Webinar (see Registration links above) and on the Energy Institute's YouTube channel.