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Houston: Power Trip - The Story of Energy with Dr. Michael Webber

Monday, May 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Engie Houston Headquarters (1st Floor Auditorium), 1990 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056 Map Location
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Houston: Power Trip - The Story of Energy with Dr. Michael Webber
Monday, May 13th, 2019 from 11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. (luncheon), program starts at 11:30 a.m.
Engie Houston Headquarters (1st Floor Auditorium), 1990 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056 

MITEF Member, $15 
Guests of MITEF Members, $15
MIT Alumni, $15
Stanford Energy Alumni, $15
Columbia Alumni, $15
London Business School Alumni, $15
Global Energy Mentors, $15
Texas Young Professionals, $15
Engie Employees, $15
General Admission, $25

Visitor Paid Parking is in parking Garage 2 or 3 POC ($5) , just off McCue Street in back of Engie Headquarters (see attached map)  

Please join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas, the Stanford Alumni, and the Global Energy Mentors (GEM) to hear Dr. Michael Webber talk about his new book Power Trip and the upcoming documentary series.  Michael will take us on a global tour of energy to explain how it is hidden in plain sight, serving as the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat. Energy is connected with water, food, transportation, wealth, cities and our national security. It underpins industry, innovation and even democracy. For better and worse, no other physical resource has had such a wide-ranging impact on our ecosystems, economy, public health, and personal liberties. Yet at the same time, the worldwide energy sector is going through dramatic shifts in energy demand, end-uses, and sources. Population growth and economic growth are driving up total demand.  Industrialization, electrification and motorization are changing how we use energy. And a policy push for domestic, low-carbon and renewable fuels is changing our sources of energy.  In parallel, we are entering an era where markets, technologies and policies are enabling dramatic increases in U.S. production of oil, gas, wind, solar and bioenergy that is affecting global economies, the environment, and our national security posture.  Overlaid with those shifts are three technology trends of increasing efficiency, information intensity, and decentralized manufacturing and industrial processes. Meeting the global need to increase energy access while reducing environmental impact stands as the most pressing challenge for the 21st century. With entertaining insights and a big-picture overview of global energy trends mixed in with humorous anecdotes, historical snippets, and unexpected examples this talk will give a surprising look into the past and future of energy.

Complimentary copies of Michael's new book, Power Trip, will be available for the first 150 people.

Event Contact: Sara Wilkins (
Contact Phone: (713) 839-0808