EPRI Washington Seminar Series: Fuels of the Future

July 19, 2018
EPRI Washington, DC Office

Numerous changes within the energy sector could significantly impact both the type of fuel and the manner in which it is used in the future. For example, EPRI's US National Electrification Assessment (April 2018) shows that electricity as a share of end use technologies could incre ase from 21% today to as much as 47% by 2050. While this increased adoption of electric technologies occurs in a variety of sectors including buildings and industrial processes, the growth is primarily driven by transportation. In combination with efficiency improvements, this electrification could reduce petroleum use in the US transportation sector by nearly 60% between 2015 and 2050.

Energy sector changes impacting future fuel use are not limited to the US. Changes in transportation and electrification in China and India have the potential to significantly reshape the global energy landscape. This seminar will take an in-depth look at the potential fuel use and make-up of the future, with a specific focus on electrification in the US and Asia and implications for the petroleum sector.

11:30 a.m. Networking Lunch  
12:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions David Hunter, Senior Government and External Representative, EPRI
12:10 p.m. US Electrification and its Implications for Long-term Fuel Consumption John Bistline, Principal Technical Leader, Energy and Environmental Analysis, EPRI
12:35 p.m. Global Energy Futures: Implications for Emerging Economies Matt Wittenstein, Sr. Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
1:00 p.m. Energy Future Outlook for Oil and Gas Kevin Book, Managing Director, Clearview Energy Partners, LLC
1:25 p.m. Discussion and Q&A  
2:00 p.m. End