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Addressing the Conflicting Mandates of Expansion and Global Warming

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Formerly an executive with Shell, David Lawrence leads the Lawrence Energy Group, LLC, and oversees investments spanning the oil, gas, and renewable energy spheres. Leveraging insight gained while with Shell, David Lawrence has authored numerous articles on topics such as energy security. He recently spoke on the topic Choices and Challenges: Delivering the World's Energy Needs at the Oil & Gas in the 21st Century Conference at the University of Tulsa.

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Addressing the Conflicting Mandates of Expansion and Global Warming

  1. 1. David Lawrence, Shell
  2. 2.  Formerly an executive with Shell, David Lawrence leads the Lawrence Energy Group, LLC, and oversees investments spanning the oil, gas, and renewable energy spheres. Leveraging insight gained while with Shell, David Lawrence has authored numerous articles on topics such as energy security. He recently spoke on the topic Choices and Challenges: Delivering the World's Energy Needs at the Oil & Gas in the 21st Century Conference at the University of Tulsa. A focus of the talk was on how energy can be delivered in quantities large enough to meet present and future needs while minimizing carbon dioxide emissions.
  3. 3.  Mr. Lawrence notes that with more than 1 billion people on earth still without electricity, particularly in equatorial regions of the globe, there are many places where significant growth in demand is being felt. This is exacerbated by the increased energy footprint of societies that transition to a middle-class level of consumption. Unfortunately, with more than 85 percent of the world’s energy provided through fossil fuels, the potential is for emissions and global warming to get worse before renewable sources come online in quantities significant enough to make a difference. Lawrence addresses how to meet this challenge through investment, innovation, price and policy.

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