Energy Futures Forum
The PurposeThe Energy Futures Forum (EFF) is a project that aims to identify and elaborate upon medium-term (8-10 year) issues and trends in the energy sector and explain their potential impact on investment, policy, and markets. Through EFF, the Energy & National Security Program hopes to improve the quality of energy policy and commercial decisionmaking.
The energy world is made up of a variety of competing perspectives. This competitive dynamic is shaped by commercial, geopolitical, environmental, economic, and security drivers, producing a complex and ever-changing set of circumstances that must be navigated on a near-constant basis.
All of this dynamism, perspectives, and analysis make forecasting energy futures both difficult and extremely necessary. Increasingly, however, the world is divided into groups that engage in long-range energy forecasting coupled with near-term strategizing. Very few forecasts seek to identify issues just on the horizon – not far enough away to simply monitor, nor concrete enough to address head-on. These medium-term issues are often the trickiest to capture, and the ones for which people are least prepared.
The Energy Futures Forum is designed to address these medium-term energy and geopolitical issues that are so difficult to anticipate and plan against. The Forum brings market- and policy-minded participants together to discuss the evolution of emerging energy issues and to provide strategic insights to grasp and manage these issues.