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Exploring an Uncertain Energy Future: Equinor Energy Perspectives 2021

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October 20, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As we prepared for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, additional focus was being placed on how the world will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world begins to show the first signs of recovery, the scope and direction of that recovery has been brought into the spotlight. The decisions we make now will have profound effects on the future of economies, societies, and the global energy landscape.

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Equinor, to share insights from Equinor’s Energy Perspectives 2021, which presents three different scenarios for the future energy system. These scenarios highlight the potential impacts of the global recovery on our future energy systems. Following his presentation, Eirik joined a panel of experts for further discussion on the implications of this study’s findings, which elements drive the most uncertainty and what impact the upcoming COP might have on these future scenarios.

Moderator:

  • Jonathan Elkind, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Speakers:

  • Dr. James Glynn, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
  • Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Equinor
  • Dr. Jennifer Winter, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Scientific Director, Energy and Environmental Policy Research Division, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

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