2021 Program

Tuesday, April 13

10:15 – 10:30

Welcome and Intro • Click to view in YouTube
Varun Rai, University of Texas at Austin • Click to view PDF slides

10:30 – 11:30

Energy Transition: Past, Present, and Future • Click to view in YouTube
Carey King, University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
Sanya Carley, Indiana University • Click to view PDF slides
Aldo Flores-Quiroga, University of Texas at Austin • Click to view PDF slides
Benjamin Sovacool
, University of Sussex Business School • Click to view PDF slides

11:30 – 12:30

Technology Pathways: Fork in the Road? • Click to view in YouTube
Benjamin Leibowicz, University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
Vivian Loftness, Carnegie Mellon University • Click to view PDF slides
Vijay Swarup, ExxonMobil • Click to view PDF slides
Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • Click to view PDF slides

1:00 – 2:00

Sustaining the Transition: A New Social Contract • Click to view in YouTube
David Spence, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law (Moderator)
Clark Miller, Arizona State University • Click to view PDF slides
Jennie Stephens, Northeastern University • Click to view PDF slides
Bill Weihl, Climate Voice • Click to view PDF slides

2:00 – 3:00

Community Transitions: Enabling a Deep Change • Click to view in YouTube
Steven Pedigo, Affiliation (Moderator)
Mijin Cha, Occidental College
Dana Harmon, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute
Julia Haggerty, Montana State University

5:00 – 7:30

Student Research Competition
Research into the development of novel energy technologies, energy policy, and financial, economic, and legal solutions is a vital part of addressing key energy-related challenges facing humanity beyond 2021. To promote the development of energy research in the academic community, UT Energy Week hosts an interdisciplinary research competition for both undergraduate and graduate students at UT. Review the research presentations here.

Wednesday, April 14

9:30 – 11:00

Getting There: Energy Leadership in Unprecedented Times • Click to view in YouTube
Richard Chuchla, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator) • Click to view PDF slides
Jeff Makarewicz, Toyota Motor North America • Click to view PDF slides
Ajay Mehta, Shell • Click to view PDF slides
Raiford Smith, Google • Click to view PDF slides

12:00 – 1:00

Funding the Transition: How Not to Break the Bank • Click to view in YouTube
Erik Funkhouser, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
David Bodek, S&P Global
Barbara Burger, Chevron
Jonathan Silver, Guggenheim Securities
Susan Tierney, Analysis Group

1:00 – 2:00

Philanthropy in Energy Transition: The Visible Hand? • Click to view in YouTube
David Springer, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
Ashvin Dayal, The Rockefeller Foundation • Click to view PDF slides
Danielle Deane-Ryan, Libra Foundation
Marilu Hastings, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Evan Michelson, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2:00

Wrap-up