The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

Energy in all forms is critical for economic growth, development and social welfare. From the most modern cities to the smallest communities in the developing world, reliable access to affordable energy is necessary to drive long-term economic and social progress. Global energy demand is expected to increase about 35 percent from 2010 to 2040, even as communities across the globe continue to focus on energy efficiency and greater diversification of energy supplies.

The Outlook for Energy highlights changes in global demand and how it will be met by various energy sources, including natural gas — predicted to be the world’s fastest-growing major energy source in future years.

SPEAKERS

Chad Harris

Chad Harris
Energy Advisor - Corporate Strategic Planning

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Chad Harris is an Energy Advisor in ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Planning Department.


In this capacity, he is responsible for assessing crude markets and worldwide liquid supply. He is a principal contributor to ExxonMobil's long-term global energy outlook, including the identification of potential implications for energy markets and the Corporation's strategic plans. He is also active in communicating ExxonMobil's view of the energy future to a wide variety of audiences.


Chad has worked for ExxonMobil since 2001 in a variety of technical and management positions. He holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.