After decades of saying we must collectively wean ourselves off of oil, the world economy is still driven in large part by the oil markets. A sustainable economic recovery and prospects for corporate profitability hinge upon understanding and managing the major macros of the global energy economy. With this in mind, global energy thought leader and energy investor Andy Karsner takes a thoughtful look at where energy markets are headed in the current volatile economy and amid turbulence in many oil producing nations. Karsner gives audiences the tools they need to understand the future of energy markets.
We didn't necessarily deserve it. Most people have no idea where it came from or how we obtained it. It may not be the "promised land" of no-cost, renewable sunshine for fuel, but new natural gas will sustain us for a centuries and immediately lower energy costs, emissions, and reliance on foreign oil, while we continue to reduce the costs of renewable technologies. No energy resource is as versatile and impactful across all segments of the economy and the potential to re-ignite our industrial competitiveness has never been greater. What are the facts? What’s all the fuss about fracking? How is the shale gas revolution transforming geopolitical leverage, economic prospects, and environmental health? How do you factor the new reality in your own bottom line and how will we incorporate it into a coherent energy future.
The competition and relationship between the United States and China will define the 21st century and the quality of life by citizens of both countries—and worldwide. The implications of this relationship and how it evolves could not be more profound. In this revealing presentation, former Assistant Secretary of Energy Andy Karsner, who has spent much of his career living, working, studying, investing, negotiating, developing, and competing with the Chinese, reveals competitive advantages, disadvantages and game-changers relating to the economic and energy policies of the two most powerful and prosperous countries in the world. From the race for commodities and the power of currencies to the robustness of industries and the role of technology, Karsner provides a detailed look at the political, economic, business and social consequences as the U.S. and China focus on their unique relationship.
Through recession and budget battles, academics and economic idealists have faced a rude awakening as many of President Obama’s green initiatives have demonstrably fallen short of the revolution he rallied hope for. Are his green dreams likely to turn into green realities? Was there ever any chance that they would? How has natural gas altered the national discussion, political math, and economic fundamentals of clean energy? Where will the energy industry, technology investors, and policymakers lead the country next? A renowned energy policy expert and thought leader on deploying clean energy technology at scale, Andy Karsner describes what we can expect when it comes to the clean energy economy and how best invest in unprecedented, innovative energy solutions on the horizon.
Hardly "Springtime", the Islamic world is in revolution, revolt and fraught with murderous instability. While this situation has played out before, this time it’s different and transformational. From Islamabad to Casablanca, the peoples of the Quran are restlessly arising as never before in a way that will permanently impact international trade, development, investment and finance for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, back on the ranch: North American oil and gas is erupting in an era of new found abundance. As demand moves East and supply moves West, Who wins? Who loses? Who falls? Who survives? How will the unrest affect energy prices on the short and long term? How does America manage its way through this rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape in oil, money and power? Will this finally be the clarion call in pushing America toward its aspirations for a more secure energy future? Called "the wolf in the henhouse" by The Wall Street Journal for his unrelenting efforts to keep Washington focused on the role of energy security in the global economy, Karsner provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of what tension abroad means for our economic prospects and energy future at home.
Global thought-leader and renowned expert on innovation and economic transformation, energy, technology, policy and capital markets, Andy Karsner emphasizes the key role of innovation for economic competitiveness, global security and environmental sustainability.
As U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Karsner was America's top efficiency regulator and managed the 2 billion dollar technology office responsible for commercializing new energy sources and presently discharged with disbursing most of the US government's unprecedented "green stimulus."
As an experienced corporate executive and dynamic energy entrepreneur, Andy Karsner led with innovation by example. He has gained global perspective over his 20-year career successfully developing energy infrastructure, collaborating with the most prominent players in global industry in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman singled out Karsner for his "unrivaled breadth and knowledge of energy financing" in his most recent best-selling book Hot, Flat and Crowded. The Wall Street Journal recently dubbed him "the wolf in the henhouse" for his unrelenting efforts to keep Washington focused on the role of energy security in the global economy.
Karsner was a principal diplomatic contributor to the new climate change framework presently being negotiated to move beyond the Kyoto Protocol. He is also credited with driving landmark bipartisan consensus and legislation supported by Presidents Obama and Bush, which underlies the current U.S. energy policy framework. Karsner both informs and entertains with unique experience, current and useful insights, authority and passion on the imperative to urgently transform our economy to a more competitive, clean and secure future.
Karsner is the CEO of Manifest Energy group, and serves on the boards of Applied Materials, Conservation International, University of Chicago's Argonne National Laboratory, the Automotive X Prize Foundation and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness. He has received top honors from the U.S. Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy, the President's Award from the U.S. Green Building Council, and was recently knighted by the King Carl Gustav of Sweden.