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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 a low-carbon future.

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 cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable, lower-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.
Houston has a responsibility and an opportunity to leverage our energy leadership to accelerate global solutions for a low-carbon future.

Read Bobby Tudor's Keynote Address at Future of Global Energy Conference

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 
  • Aggreko
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Baker Hughes
  • Bank of America
  • bp America, Inc.
  • Buckeye Partners 
  • Calpine Corporation
  • Camden
  • Chainparency
  • ChampionX
  • Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Chevron
  • Citi 
  • Cognite 
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Deloitte, LLP
  • Distributed Power Partners
  • EDP Renewables
  • Enbridge
  • The Energy Corridor District 
  • Equitable Energy Ventures LLC 
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • First Reserve
  • Future Pipe Industries 
  • Genesis Park 
  • Greentown Labs
  • Halliburton
  • Harvest Midstream Company
  • Hess Corporation
  • Hilcorp Energy Company
  • Hoover Circular Solutions
  • Insperity
  • Intel
  • ioneer Ltd.
  • Kiewit
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Locke Lord
  • Lopez Negrete Communications
  • LyondellBasell
  • Millennial Energy Partners 
  • Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
  • NBSO Texas 
  • NGP Energy Technology Partners 
  • NRG Energy 
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • OhmConnect Energy 
  • Orion Geomechanics LLC
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Priority Power Management 
  • Reliant Energy 
  • Revolutionary Sustainable Technologies 
  • Rice University 
  • SCF Partners
  • Schlumberger
  • Sempra
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Sunnova Energy
  • TC Energy
  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
  • University of Houston
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation

Support the Houston Energy Transition Initiative

Your company's name will be added to the list of organizations that are supporting the initiative.

 

Future of Global Energy Conference

Day 1 Recap: Houston Has Opportunity and Responsibility to Lead

Houston can lure significant investment and hundreds of thousands of new jobs if the region takes decisive action to lead the global energy transition to a low-carbon future.

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Day 2 Recap: Houston Positioned to Serve as Net-Zero Hub

A globally renowned expert on carbon capture said this week that Houston is ideally positioned to become a world-class, net-zero industrial hub thanks to the region's infrastructure, natural resources and ...

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Day 3 Recap: Hydrogen's Role in the Transition

Houston, already a leading hydrogen producer, has the ingredients to become a global hub for low-carbon hydrogen, a point stressed by leaders from across industry, government and community organizations on...

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Conference Recordings

Full Program Day One

Keynote presentation on the Houston Energy Transition Initiative and guiding strategy from Bobby Tudor. As well as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

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Full Program Day Two

Keynote presentation from Dr. Julio Friedmann on Houston as a net zero industrial hub and more on carbon capture use and storage.

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Full Program Day Three

A comprehensive look at how hydrogen can play a major role in our low-carbon energy future and how Houston can foster this technology.

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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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Recent News

Energy Transition at SXSW Houston House

Demand Grows for ESG Solutions in Energy

Andrew Bruce of Data Gumbo and Al Carnrite of The Carnrite Group discuss the rise of ESG and its significance in the global energy transition.

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The Energy Workforce of the Future

Katie Mehnert of ALLY discusses the looming talent shortage and workforce diversity needs of today's energy industry.

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Corporate Partnerships Drive Digitization in Energy

Kirk Coburn of Shell Ventures sits down with LO3 Energy's Bill Collins to discuss the digitization of the energy industry.

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Material Sciences Reducing Global Energy Consumption

Dale Winger of Halliburton Labs, and Mike Francis of Nanotech talk about finding solutions for cleaner, affordable energy.

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Energy Storage as an Infrastructure Asset

Doug Moorehead of Broad Reach Power discusses the important role storage plays in the global energy transition and emerging technology in this space.

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Powering the ClimateTech Revolution

Emily Reichert discusses how Greentown Labs is leveraging Houston's robust energy ecosystem to power the climatetech revolution.

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