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Leading the Global Energy Transition

The Greater Houston Partnership is dedicated to strengthening Houston’s position as the Energy Capital of the World. The economic vitality and growth of our region’s economy is inextricably tied to the energy industry, and the industry is changing rapidly. In 2020, the Partnership prioritized efforts that will position Houston to lead the global energy transition to a more efficient and sustainable, low-carbon future and to accommodate global demand growth. In summer 2021, the organization released a strategy for how Houston can leverage its energy leadership to accelerate global solutions for an energy-abundant, low-carbon future and launched the Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI).

Houston: Leading the Transition to a Low-Carbon World 

View the Partnership's strategy for how Houston can guide the global energy transition. The strategy builds upon Houston’s expertise and infrastructure in the energy and chemical sectors to accelerate low-carbon solutions that position Houston as the leading hub of energy and clean tech innovation. The strategy will direct the Partnership’s Houston Energy Transition Initiative which aims to drive sustainable and equitable economic growth in the Greater Houston region through a portfolio of technology, policy, and market initiatives that scale and export solutions for realizing a low-carbon energy world.  


Houston: Prepared to Meet the Challenge

As the Energy Capital of the World, Houston has both the opportunity and responsibility to lead the energy transition to a more efficient, energy-abundant, low-carbon world. We know that global demand for energy is growing, particularly in developing nations. At the same time, there is compelling evidence that high levels of CO2 emissions are impacting our climate. It’s a problem that must be addressed.

The Partnership is committed to working alongside the business community, stakeholders, elected officials and others to identify solutions to take on the dual challenge of meeting the world’s increasing energy needs while lowering the world’s carbon footprint. No other city in the world has the expertise and the know-how to solve this problem. As a region, we must combine our scientific, academic, and commercial efforts to work to innovate and develop new technologies that address these problems.
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Houston's Opportunity to Win by Catalyzing Capital Formation

This report showcases the various ways in which Houston can leverage its unique advantages in talent, industry expertise, presence of established financiers, and existing infrastructure to originate energy transition capital and foster, attract, and develop energy transition projects across the entire value chain.

Houston has a responsibility and an opportunity to leverage our energy leadership to accelerate global solutions for a low-carbon future.

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Your Company Can Join in the Effort Today

Join other Houston area companies that have signed on to a letter of support for the Houston Energy Transition Initiative. The letter communicates the Partnership and Houston’s shared vision and commitment to leading the global transition. The Partnership invites all companies and organizations operating in Houston to join in the commitment. View the letter and fill out the form below to add your company to the list of signatories. 

Companies Supporting the Houston Energy Transition Initiative

  • Accenture 
  • Adya Partners
  • Aggreko
  • Alchemy Industrial 
  • ALLY Energy 
  • Altira 
  • AMVET Clean Power 
  • APEX Global Logistics LLC 
  • Argyle PR, USA 
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Avatar Innovations
  • AWS
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Baker Hughes
  • Bank of America
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Beyond Limits 
  • Blackstone
  • bp America, Inc.
  • Buckeye Partners 
  • Calpine Corporation
  • Camden
  • Capgemini 
  • Carbon Asset Developer Associates LLC
  • Chainparency
  • ChampionX
  • Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Chevron
  • Citi 
  • Coforge 
  • Cognite 
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Dana Wells & Associates, Inc. 
  • Deloitte, LLP
  • Distributed Power Partners
  • DNV
  • Drishya AI Labs Inc.
  • EDP Renewables
  • Elementale Enterprises 
  • Emerson Automation 
  • Enbridge
  • Endress and Hauser 
  • Energy Capital Ventures 
  • The Energy Corridor District 
  • Energy Industries Council (EIC) 
  • England & Company 
  • enStrategy
  • Entergy Texas 
  • Entoro 
  • EPL Partners 
  • Equitable Energy Ventures LLC 
  • Ernst & Young LLP 
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • First Reserve
  • Fluence Energy
  • Fullidity 
  • Future Pipe Industries 
  • Fuse Markets 
  • Generation Power 
  • Genesis Park 
  • Greentown Labs
  • GTI Energy 
  • Halliburton
  • Hartman Income REIT 
  • Harvest Midstream Company
  • Hatch 
  • Haynes and Boone LLP 
  • Helix Sun
  • Hess Corporation
  • Hilcorp Energy Company
  • Hoover Circular Solutions
  • Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Iconic Air 
  • Infosys
  • Insperity
  • Intel
  • ioneer Ltd.
  • Kiewit
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Korn Ferry 
  • Jackson Walker LLP 
  • Legend Power Systems 
  • Locke Lord
  • Lopez Negrete Communications
  • LyondellBasell
  • Mangan Inc. 
  • Millennial Energy Partners 
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 
  • Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
  • NAPE Expo 
  • NBSO Texas 
  • NGP Energy Technology Partners 
  • non sibi ventures 
  • No Carbon Air 
  • NRG Energy 
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Offshore Wind Power Systems of Texas LLC 
  • OhmConnect Energy 
  • OK Leasing Latin America Corp. 
  • Onset Technologies 
  • Orion Geomechanics LLC
  • Pholus Technology
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Plains All American
  • Priority Power Management 
  • RedShift Energy Inc. 
  • Reliant Energy 
  • Revolutionary Sustainable Technologies 
  • Rhythm Energy
  • Rice University 
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Sam Houston State University Center for Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship
  • S&P Global
  • Sam Houston State University, Institute for Homeland Security
  • SCF Partners
  • Schlumberger
  • Sempra
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Slalom
  • Sodexo Energy & Resources 
  • Sumitomo Corporation of America
  • Sunnova Energy
  • Talos Energy
  • TC Energy
  • Topsoe
  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
  • University of Houston
  • Van Ness Feldman 
  • Village Insights 
  • Visibility Marketing, Inc. 
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation
  • Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
  • Wrx Companies 
  • Yokogawa

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2022 Future of Global Energy Conference

Leaders Provide Energy Transition Progress Report

One year after its launch, HETI has brought together 18 leading companies to help steer the initiative’s agenda and established four sector-specific, industry-led working groups focused on carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), hydrogen, industrial decarbonization and capital formation.

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Key Takeaways from Future of Global Energy Virtual Sessions

The final day of the annual conference included virtual sessions featuring nearly 40 leaders in industry, academia and public interest organizations sharing insights on the changing energy landscape through a global and national lens.

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Photos from 2022 Conference

See photos from the three-day conference including receptions, tours and the luncheon.

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Houston's Energy Industry

As the Energy Capital of the World, Houston is the headquarters and the intellectual capital for virtually every segment of the energy industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply, and technology. The critical mass created by such a high concentration of companies and thought leaders in one geographic area yields opportunities for all sectors of the energy industry, including a growing focus on energy tech and renewable forms of energy.

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Future of Global Energy Conference Presented by Shell USA, Inc.

The Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI) and the Center for Houston's Future invite you to the annual Future of Global Energy presented by Shell USA, Inc. …

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Energy Transition at 2022 SXSW Houston House

Funding the Global Energy Transition

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Players across the capital spectrum are looking to invest in a wide range of companies developing low carbon technologies; and the money is flowing!


Dream Team: Corporates & Startups in ClimateTech

Advanced technology and new business models have given rise to a new energy system. Today, global energy companies are actively partnering with startups to help commercialize and deploy low-carbon technologies.


Tech Powering the Global Energy Transition

Technology has revolutionized the global energy industry, and tackling climate change head on. Founders from some of the world's most promising energy tech startups discuss their critical role in accelerating the global energy transition.


Roadmap to an Equitable Energy Transition

The risks of climate change on countries across the globe and the energy industry have never been greater. Major climate events impact low-to-moderate income communities the most.


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