On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2013, the Global Energy Security Forum at FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) hosted the Global Energy Outlook. The event began with an introduction from Dr. John Stack, Executive Director of SIPA and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, where he awarded Juan A. Yanes, former ExxonMobil Executive, with the first-ever SIPA Distinguished Service Award. Juan Yanes has been a longtime supporter of SIPA and works consistently with the university. Dr. Stack also announced the signing of an agreement with the Yanes family to establish the “Juan and Mercedes Yanes SIPA Scholarship Endowment” to provide scholarships to deserving undergraduates and masters-level students pursuing majors within SIPA.
The Global Energy Outlook to 2040 event, sponsored by SIPA with support from ExxonMobil and co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center, continued with a presentation by guest speaker E. Nicholas Jones, Energy Advisor in ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Planning Department. Jones examined the energy industry and presented an assessment of energy supply and demand through the year 2040. His goal was to provide a sense of how the overall energy industry has been evolving and where it is likely going, over the next 30 years.
In his lecture, Jones discussed the link between economic progress and energy consumption, all while examining the underlying factors shaping energy supply and demand challenges around the world. His presentation also covered fracking, the growing demand for power generation, and what the energy industry is doing to address the issues of global warming and climate change.
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