‘The Energy Transition’ is topic of Baker Institute/Baker Botts Energy Summit


Jeff Falk

‘The Energy Transition’ is topic of Baker Institute/Baker Botts Energy Summit

HOUSTON – (Sept. 24, 2019) – Key market players and decision-makers will gather at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 2 for the third Energy Summit, a forum to share insights into the future of the dynamic energy industry, ranging from oil and gas to power, renewables and technological innovations.

The event, hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts LLP, 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, and Jason Klein, vice president for U.S. energy transition strategy at Royal Dutch Shell, will be the featured keynote speakers. Other key speakers are Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, executive vice president of ENGIE and CEO of ENGIE North America, and David Daniels, chief energy modeler at the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The program chairs are 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 at the Baker Institute, and Baker Botts partners Bill Kroger, chair of the firm’s Energy Litigation Practice, and Elaine Walsh, chair of the firm’s Power and Renewables Practice.

Edward Djerjeian, director of the Baker Institute, and John Martin, managing partner of Baker Botts, will give welcoming remarks.

For the agenda and complete list of speakers, go to bakerinstitute.org/events/2025.

What: Third annual Energy Summit on “The Energy Transition: Legacy, Scale and Technology.”

When: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and a reception will be held at 4:35 p.m.

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

The summit will feature over a dozen speakers from the oil, gas and power sectors, including prominent corporate, financial and legal leaders. The program will include panels and keynote speeches that address energy transitions and how economics, policy and technology are driving change across the industry.

Also at the summit, the Environmental Defense Fund will showcase the Methane CH4llenge, a new “find and fix” virtual reality experience, created to showcase how methane-emissions monitoring can give companies the ability to spot problem areas, identify savings opportunities and measure their progress over time.

The public must RSVP for the event at bakerinstitute.org/events/2025. The social media hashtag for the event is #BakerEnergy.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three 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://blog.bakerinstitute.org.   

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.