Au thor: Doug Lewin Published: October 4, 2020
Now in its 17th year, the Texas Energy Summit explores the intersection of energy systems, emissions reductions, and economic development. The Summit creates a space to collaboratively develop policy solutions that lead to cleaner air and a stronger economy for Texas. You can register for $99 here. Full conference scholarships are available to public employees through the generous sponsorship of the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Non-profit employee scholarships, sponsored in part by Environmental Defense Fund, The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation and Oncor, are also available.
The themes of the Summit will be:
- The Future of Energy: Innovation to Achieve Net Zero Emissions in Texas
- Electrification: How Massive Growth in Renewables is Transforming the Grid, Transportation, and Industry
- Jobs and Investment: Economic Development Opportunities in the Energy Transition
- Justice and Health: Increasing Clean Energy Opportunities and Health in Historically Marginalized Communities and Overcoming Environmental Racism
- Energy in the 87th: A Preview of Energy Issues in the Next Session
The Summit will be online spread over five afternoons (Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-18), including networking, 2.5 hours of plenary and breakout session content each day. Each day we will have a keynote and/or plenary panel at 2:00CT followed by 3-4 breakouts on topics introduced in the plenary.
The Summit organizers focus content on improving air quality and growing the Texas economy through expansion of renewable energy, transportation electrification, industrial innovation, and energy efficiency. The Summit is a project of the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), a division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and a member of the Texas A&M University System. The Lab focuses on energy-related research, energy efficiency, and emissions reductions.