Energy Transition and Pathways Towards a Net Zero World
The Texas A&M Energy Institute will host a seminar by Chris Angelides, the Head of the Shell U.S. Energy Transition Program, on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT (GMT -5:00) through a Zoom Meeting. The topic will be “Energy Transition and Pathways Towards a Net Zero World.”
Shell has a 50-year history of using scenarios to consider potential futures by asking “what if?” questions that can help us navigate uncertainty and make better decisions today.
Building on Shell’s Sky Scenario, the Shell Scenarios team has outlined a possible pathway for the US to achieve a net-zero CO2 emissions energy system by 2050. It calls for fundamental changes to the US energy system at a pace of change that will be highly challenging. However, given the progress to date and the changes seen in just the last decade, we believe it is economically and technically possible.
In this session, Chris Angelides, Shell’s Head of US Energy Transition Program, will present this latest Shell Scenarios Sketch exploring what it might take to decarbonize the US energy system. He will explore what needs to happen, who needs to participate, and how the US can accelerate action and play a global leadership role in the energy transition.
Chris Angelides is the Head of the Shell U.S. Energy Transition Program which involves identifying opportunities that transcend the established Line of Business boundaries, breaking down siloed thinking and behaviors, and positioning Shell’s U.S. portfolio for success as society moves towards a net-zero emissions economy. Chris joined Shell as an experienced hire in 2008.
Prior to joining Shell, he was a Vice President at AECOM (URS) where he directed a team of technical and commercial professionals, offering technology, process safety, and optimization solutions to a wide variety of upstream, midstream, and downstream clients.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston (UH) C.T. Bauer College of Business where he currently teaches a course on ESG/Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics in Energy. He also serves as a Board Member of the UH Bauer College, and as an Advisory Board member of the Consortium for Energy Corporate Social Responsibility (CECSR) at UH Energy.
Chris earned a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Houston and a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Practitioner (CSSGB).
Chris was born and raised on the island of Cyprus and presently serves as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus to Texas.