USC Center for Sustainability Solutions

Developing Solutions for a Sustainable and Equitable Future

The Global Energy Challenge

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Kenneth Medlock, Senior Director
Center for Energy Studies, Rice University

The challenge of meeting existing and emerging energy demands around the world with dual goals of economic and environmental sustainability is daunting. To be sure, markets, policy and technology will all be critical in defining our energy future. But, it is important to understand that solutions may be very heterogeneous, with changes occurring at different rates and with differing points of emphasis in various regions around the world. Understanding this begins with a clear view of the scope and scale of the global energy challenge.

Bio: Kenneth Medlock III is the James A Baker III and Susan G Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, and Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy Director, Masters in Energy Economics, Economics Department Rice University.

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