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The Future of Energy

October 12 @ 10:05 am - 10:50 am

Speaker: Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author.

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

The Future of Energy

The exponential curve of energy technology and what that will mean to our economy and our world.

Key Takeaways:

  • The fossil fuel industry is being disrupted by innovation.
  • The price of solar, wind, batteries, and electric vehicles have all plunged rapidly and will continue to plunge.
  • The coal industry is the first of the three fossil fuel industries to be affected – with disruption and bankruptcies occurring already.
  • Oil is next on the horizon, with efficiency, automation, transport-as-a-service, and electrification all leading to peak oil demand in the next 10-20 years.
  • Declining oil demand will lead to low global oil prices, with enormous ramifications for oil-exporting nations (like Canada).
  • Businesses and nations who ignore the energy transition stand to suffer drastic economic losses. Those who embrace it stand poised to reap a share in a multi-trillion dollar new market.

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October 12
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10:05 am - 10:50 am
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