Increasing energy demand in developing countries, the Iraq war, rising oil and gas prices, and climate change have combined to return energy security to a central position in the current policy debate. As part of its continuing examination of energy policy, the Brookings Institution hosts John Browne, BP Group Chief Executive, who will discuss how the industry can respond to these new challenges.
Browne will discuss BP’s plan to restore energy security by unveiling a long term proposal that will focus on diversifying global oil supplies and rebalancing supply and demand, while also reducing dependence on oil as an energy source. Specifically, he will talk about BP’s new commitment to renewable and alternative energy sources. Lael Brainard, vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Center, will moderate the discussion. A question and answer session will follow Browne’s remarks.