The Evolution of the U.S. Energy System: Geopolitical & Econ. Implications
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Global energy supply and demand are undergoing rapid disruptive change, driven by a combination of technological, economic, social, and political forces. In this talk, John McNabb, a seasoned energy executive and financier will explore the dynamics of this transformation. Specifically, his talk will evaluate the implications of these changes for North America, including prospects for energy independence, the rise of the "unconventional" resource plays and hydraulic fracturing, and potential carbon emissions scenarios. Given the importance of energy to economic development and geopolitics, the U.S. faces several critical decisions in coming years, with high stakes implications domestically and for the rest of the world. In conclusion, Mr. McNabb will assess the roles of private investment and public policy in responding effectively to these challenges.
Speaker: John T. McNabb, Vice Chairman, Duff & Phelps Corporation
John McNabb is an energy and financial executive who has served on seven public company boards. He is currently Chairman of Willbros Group ("WG"-NYSE) an international energy construction and engineering company that has operated in 70 countries, and a Director of Continental Resources ("CLR"-NYSE) one of the Nation's fastest growing exploration and production companies and the leading oil producer in the Bakken Field of North Dakota and Montana with an enterprise value in excess of $20 billion. Mr. McNabb is also the owner of two privately owned oil and gas companies, one in partnership with KKR. He is also currently the Vice Chairman of Investment Banking for Duff & Phelps, the company that purchased his merchant bank, Growth Capital Partners, in 2011. Mr. McNabb holds B.A. and MBA degrees from Duke.