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Symposium 2014

Our Energy Future

The Challenge

Concerns about the future of the global energy supply, security and diversification are difficult to ignore. Mapping out the future of energy consumption and creation must include the energy mix of solar, wind, geothermal, cleaner coal, biofuels, to the remaining oil, shale, natural gas and beyond. New plans, ideas and efforts to supply the future global demand for energy roll out on a continual basis. What is not clear, however, is whether the whirlwind of ideas and research in alternatives and energy saving technologies has actually advanced our ability to both supply future demand while reducing our carbon footprint.

What is the future of energy? What are the latest promising ideas and developments on the alternatives front? The geopolitical landscape in 2014 was one of upheaval and uncertainty, particularly in light of natural gas delivery to Europe from Russia. What are the next geopolitical concerns regarding the security of the energy supply? What special challenges does the developing world face in terms of energy supply and infrastructure? Are there innovative financial or delivery models that are scalable for the developing world?

    Proposals

    Proposal
    Symposium 2014

    SICP's Energy Vision- Key Themes and Challenges

    SICP believes in an optimistic future for energy with tangible, clear strategic options available to policy makers today to ensure a stable, sustainable outcome. SICP’s vision lies in a series of in ...

    SICP believes in an optimistic future for energy with tangible, clear strategic options available to policy makers today to ensure a stable, sustainable outcome. SICP’s vision lies in a series of interconnected, globalised industries evolving at a rapid pace driven by technological changes. We believe that geopolitical resource risk can be contained and decarbonisation achieved. Energy technologies, new business models and unconventional hydrocarbon resources will serve as catalysts for policymakers to implement strategic, long term solutions. Key beliefs and themes underpin SICP’s optimistic vision: We believe natural gas will be the enabling fuel that secures a more geopolitically secure and

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