Scott Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin will present as the closing keynote for SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019. During “Climate, Poverty, Politics and the Energy Transition” he will discuss how the energy transition is described by some through a climate only lens: climate change is caused by human CO2 emissions; the oil industry is to blame; and the answer is wholescale government intervention in energy and economic markets.
Not only is this political viewpoint myopic, but it is also fallacious. The actual energy transition will happen when 2.5 billion people living in energy poverty gain access to secure energy, and the environmental impacts of energy—atmospheric, air, land and water—are reduced. To accomplish the actual energy transition will require a public, non-partisan understanding of: the science, technology, and economics of energy resources; atmospheric emissions reduction; local air emission improvement; land use, mining and landfill; and full cycle water use.
Rather than propagating the divisive political dichotomies of “good and bad” and “clean and dirty” it is vital that the dialog seek compromise and convergence on workable solutions in the radical middle, that difficult and impactful overlap space between energy, the economy and the environment.
View the full SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019 schedule at shaleinsight.com.
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