Future of the energy industry in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 28


David Ruth

Future of the energy industry in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 28

HOUSTON – (Sept. 14, 2017) – More than a dozen prominent speakers from the oil, gas and power industries will present at the first Global Energy Transitions Summit at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 28. The summit is a forum for key market players and decision-makers to gain insight into the future of the energy industry.

Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts LLP, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who:               Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, the honorary chair of the Baker Institute, will be the featured keynote speaker. Kenneth Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, and Steven Miles, partner at Baker Botts, are the program chairmen.

For the agenda and complete list of speakers, go to www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1890.
What:             Global Energy Transitions Summit.

When:            Thursday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

At the summit, speakers, including CEOs and other corporate leaders as well as industry experts in finance, investment and law, will address topics ranging from oil and gas to electricity, renewables and technology. In addition, panel discussions will examine ongoing energy transitions and how economics, policy and technology are driving change across all energy markets.

The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1890. A live webcast will be available at the event page. The social media hashtag for the event is #BakerEnergy.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.