Washington, D.C., Sept. 19
The Dentons Energy Outlook series highlights the most significant geopolitical events, trends, policy developments and technological advances impacting the global energy sector. Some of those trends include the demands of increasingly informed and active consumers, concerns over security and reliability of energy production and delivery systems, and the entry into the marketplace of asymmetrical competitors who are challenging traditional energy companies to rethink the traditional paradigms.
Paula Gold-Williams, President and CEO, CPS Energy: It’s customers thinking, “If my bank can do these things, can my energy company do these things?”
Hon. Doug Black, QC, Senior Advisor, Dentons Canada: It’s important for NAFTA to be updated and confirmed. We’re looking for open borders, for transmission of product and also people.
Dr. Ernest Moniz, Former Secretary of Energy, U.S. DOE; President and CEO, Energy Futures Initiative: I have never seen a solution to our climate needs without tremendous progress on the demand side and in decarbonizing electricity.
Clint Vince, Chair, U.S. Energy Practice; Co-chair, Global Energy Sector, Dentons U.S.: Even consumers are going to have much more impact competitively on how utility systems operate.
Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative, Senior Advisor, Dentons U.S.: I think the next big game-changer’s going to be a breakthrough in battery-charging technology.