Mayor Turner Welcomes CERAWeek Attendees and Celebrates Future of Energy

Mayor Turner Welcomes CERAWeek Attendees and Celebrates Future of Energy
Houston – This week, Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed nearly 8000 attendees to the 41st annual CERAWeek conference, widely considered to be one of the most prestigious annual meetings in the energy industry.

During an official toast at the conference’s opening lunch on Tuesday, the mayor celebrated the future of the energy transition energy in Houston.

“There is no better city than Houston to showcase the energy revolution that is taking place right in our backyard,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Houston has always been the Energy Capital of the world, but now we are moving forward as the Energy Transition capital of the world. It is an honor to welcome CERAWeek attendees to Houston to have the critical conversations needed to advance the future of the energy industry worldwide.”

On Friday, Mayor Turner will join Dan Yergin and Bobby Tudor in a CERAWeek Plenary, Building the Innovative City of the Future.

As the energy capital of the world, Houston has become a global leader advancing the energy transition. The City is the headquarters and the intellectual capital for virtually every segment of the energy industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply, and technology

Houston is currently working to produce 5 million megawatt hours of local solar energy per year by 2050, which will improve the city’s energy resilience while lowering Houstonians’ electricity bills to address the energy burden for low-income families. Through multiple city initiatives and public-private partnerships, Houston is also working toward a future where electric vehicles make up at least 50% of cars sold in Houston by 2050.

CERAWeek brings the nation’s top energy leaders to Houston to provide a forum for discussing new ideas, insights and solutions to the biggest challenges facing the future of energy, the environment and climate. This year’s conference addresses the theme, “Navigating a Turbulent World: Energy, Climate and Security” will discuss ways to advance strategies for an industry struggling to adapt to global uncertainty driven by the pandemic and shifting geopolitics.