Houston is already a global leader in energy innovation and resilience. The city’s next massive opportunity is to lead the world on urban decarbonization.
New solutions are rapidly emerging in the electrification of transportation, microgrids and the renewable power space, as well as green urban design and how to scale the production of power for on- and off-grid use.
Each of these can — and must — be leveraged to increase Houston’s resilience, at the same time as they power the growth of a fair and equitable energy transition.
On June 27, CityAge and Shell Energy will assemble the business and civic leaders who can scale these emerging technologies in Houston, across the United States and globally.
Anchor Welcome & Introduction by CityAge MC
Presentation: Chris Castro, Chief of Staff, Office of State and Community Energy Programs at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Panel 1: Defining the Energy Resiliency Needs of Major Facilities
Houston, the energy capital of the world, faces increasing climate-related risks. Ensuring the resiliency of its critical infrastructure is paramount. This panel examines the most vulnerable assets in the city and addresses the urgent needs of major facilities to withstand and adapt to extreme weather events.
Panel 2: Identifying Clean, Resilient Energy Solutions That Work
Escalating challenges require the adoption of clean, resilient energy solutions that work, and this needs to be accomplished fast. This panel will look at the specific and viable clean energy solutions that can decarbonize the built environment and make it more resilient.
Panel 3: Integrating the Just Transition
The clean energy transition is underway and presents a massive opportunity - and a responsibility - to build equity as it takes shape. What tools exist to extend opportunity to every resident as we accelerate the move to new energy solutions?