Tuesday, February 24, 2015
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Outlook for Energy
Lynne D. Taschner, Energy Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning , Exxon Mobil Corporation
Energy in all forms is critical for economic growth, development and social welfare. From the most modern cities to the smallest communities in the developing world, reliable access to affordable energy is necessary to drive long-term economic and social progress. Global energy demand is expected to increase by approximately 35 percent from 2010 to 2040, even as communities across the globe continue to focus on energy efficiency and greater diversification of energy supplies. The Outlook for Energy highlights changes in global demand and how it will be met by various energy sources, including natural gas—predicted to be the world’s fastest-growing major energy source in future years. Industrial sector energy demand is expected to grow by about one-third from 2010 to 2040. About 85 percent of that increase will come from two subsectors: manufacturing and chemicals. Urbanization and rising living standards will continue to drive industrial demand for energy, primarily from non-OECD countries.
Lynne Taschner is an Energy Advisor in ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Planning Department. In this capacity, she is responsible for assessing economic and energy trends, and related market and public policy issues. She is a principal contributor to ExxonMobil’s long-term global energy outlook, including the identification of potential implications for energy markets and the corporation’s strategic plans.
Lynne has worked for ExxonMobil for over 20 years in a variety of economic and commercial advisory roles. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration & Economics from The King’s College and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.