News & Views: Global Energy Demand
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News & Views: Global Energy Demand

Jeff Spivak, Applied Intelligence Director at Black & Veatch, will moderate a discussion on Thursday, July 23 as a part of the IRC's News & Views series. The program will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT on the Zoom platform.

When: Thursday, July 23, 2020
5:30-6:30 p.m. CT
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, despite trends from prior years, it is predicted by experts that global energy demand may see its largest decline in over 70 years, at over 6%. This drop in overall demand sits in contrast to renewable energy, which could possibly go unaffected. To help moderate this News & Views discussion, we will be joined by Applied Intelligence Director at Black & Veatch Jeff Spivak, who will help us break down the latest trends in global energy demand, examine what got us to this point, and address what we can expect to see from the energy markets going forward.

Articles for Review
1. Real Time Power Trends: The Gradual Recovery Continues
2. Coronavirus will hasten "peak oil" by three years, says research firm
3. Have we passed peak demand for fossil fuels? 
4. Goldman Sachs says renewable-energy spending will surpass oil and gas for the first time ever in 2021

About News & Views
Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can’t always dive in to the latest developments. News & Views, a new conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week’s top international news stories. Facilitated by a seasoned member of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we’ll share just a few days in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning; individuals cover their own food and drinks.