Singapore Energy Conference: Assessing the Energy Landscape for Today and Tomorrow by Peter Schwartz

November 11, 2008 by  
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Mr Peter Schwartz, Chairman of the Global Business Network and renowned futurist, gave a keynote address on “Assessing the Energy Landscape for Today and Tomorrow” at the Singapore Energy Conference held last week. He is also a member of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Energy set up by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) to “provide insights and perspectives on emerging trends in the global energy arena, and to advise on the strategic directions for the energy sector in Singapore”.

In his presentation, Mr Schwartz focused on five key questions for the energy future:

  1. How much will income grow?
  2. How much will efficiency contribute?
  3. What is the future of conventional oil and gas?
  4. How much will greenhouse gas matter?
  5. What is the future of low carbon technology?

These five questions will define how our energy future would look like. Let’s take a closer look at Mr Schwartz’s thoughts on the questions. Read more