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Stanford Global Energy Dialogues
Chad Holliday
July 7, 2020

Where global leaders engage in strategic dialogue about the future of energy.


Global Energy Dialogues

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Stanford Global Energy Dialogues is a virtual series where distinguished global energy thought leaders and world-renowned Stanford faculty address new challenges and unknowns that the world now faces. They will explore the role that the energy sector can play in the economic recovery process and address what a new normal could potentially be. Global Energy Dialogues are free and open to all. Registration is required. Read more

Featured Video

Conversation with Steven Chu: Lessons from the Past and Energy Storage for Deep Renewables Adoption

Steven Chu
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 8:30am PDT

Upcoming Sessions

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 8:30am to 10:00am PDT

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm PDT
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 8:30am to 10:00am PDT

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Global Energy Forum

Please stay tuned for communications around the rescheduling of the May 2020 Global Energy Forum - Accelerating Innovation for Scaleable Solutions. If you have any questions, please contact our team at Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy and safe!

The Global Energy Forum explores the rapidly changing worldwide energy ecosystem and addresses the implications of these changes. The forum brings global industry leaders, policy experts, luminaries and innovators together for two days of deep discussion around the state of energy around the world. One of the top takeaways of the inaugural 2018 forum was the sense of urgency about the energy system to meet the crisis around carbon emissions. Our upcoming program follows on that call-to-action by focusing on key energy issues such as the electricity grid, storage, transportation, hydrogen, carbon, natural gas, finance and markets.

The Stanford Global Energy Forum offers participants an opportunity to be exposed to emerging trends in energy, gain insights about rapidly transforming sectors of the global energy ecosystem and identify the opportunities that exist at the intersections between these sectors all while fostering connections among peers who are advancing global energy policy and practice.

The exchange of ideas, the forging of new connections and the chance to dedicate time and attention to these great issues is invaluable. When it is safe to do so, we will plan to gather together again, and we hope you will join us!

Global Energy Forum Hosts

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U.S. Secretary of Defense (Fmr)
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From the DIrectors

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The world is facing the dual challenge of providing access to affordable and reliable energy for improving our quality of life, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the global energy system with a sense of fierce urgency. This will require a major transformation of the global energy system, a sector worth more than $10 trillion per year.  This dual challenge also offers the biggest opportunity of the 21st century.  How businesses, nations, researchers and civic organizations seize this opportunity will impact not just our environment, but the global economy and national security.

The magnitude, speed and the nature of this energy transition is unique and unprecedented. Looking back in time for historic lessons will not guarantee future success. Solving the energy challenge will require innovations across science, engineering, business, law, finance and human behavior.  To explore, understand and appreciate these innovations, we launched the inaugural Stanford Global Energy Forum in 2018.

We hope you will join us for the online Global Energy Dialogues and live Stanford Global Energy Forums so that our current and future leaders can together explore, understand and help shape the future of energy. Read all.