Energy Options Network

ACCELERATING TRANSFORMATIVE ZERO-CARBON SOLUTIONS TODAY

FOR A SAFER TOMORROW

WE FACE AN UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE

DOUBLE THE WORLD'S ENERGY SUPPLY WHILE ZEROING OUT C02 EMISSIONS BY 2050

Scale of Global Energy Sources as Percentage of Global Energy

Decarbonization Chart

2018 IEA Report

CONTEXT:

Where we are after 30 years of climate advocacy and policy. 

Coal Worldwide
Natural Gas

Half of the world’s 7 billion people are currently living in energy poverty.

Fossil fuel use (coal, oil, gas) is larger now than at any time in world history, with energy use expected to double by 2050.

In 2019, global carbon emissions reached a record high.

While coal use is declining in the United States and Europe, that is not the case in most parts of the world. For example, coal continues to generate two-thirds of China's carbon pollution.

Also in 2019, natural gas was the planet’s fastest growing fossil fuel. While seen as a “bridge fuel” replacing coal in the US, throughout the rest of the world it is mainly providing new energy and not displacing coal at all.

Stanford University's 2019 Global Carbon Project

Energy Projections

MISSION

Energy Options Network's (EON) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify and accelerate Transformative Zero-Carbon Energy Solutions needed to deeply reduce future fossil fuel use.  While we applaud the growth of all ‘climate scale’ zero carbon technologies, we believe that transformative solutions outside of today’s more mainstream portfolio (wind, PV, CCS, and conventional nuclear) will be essential  to achieve deep decarbonization by 2050.

Getting to Zero: Why EON

Energy Access

Source: IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C 2018

Energy Options Network

  • Seeks out and vets a range of transformative energy solutions
  • Works closely with technology innovators and providers to improve early concepts and make them attractive for investors
  • Shares its deep, acquired knowledge with private sector actors that are looking for decarbonization solutions

EON does not engage in public policy itself, but its work informs and supports those who do.

Getting to Zero: Why EON

Energy Options Network

  • Seeks out and vets a range of transformative energy solutions
  • Works closely with technology innovators and providers to improve early concepts and make them attractive for investors
  • Shares its deep, acquired knowledge with private sector actors that are looking for decarbonization solutions

EON does not engage in public policy itself, but its work informs and supports those who do.

Source: IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C 2018

TRANSFORMATIVE SOLUTIONS: EXAMPLES

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PUBLISHED WORK

OUR TEAM

Tracey Durning

Tracey Durning

Co-Founder, CEO
Joe Chaisson

Joe Chaisson

Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Ingersoll

Eric Ingersoll

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer
Mike Fowler

Mike Fowler

Senior Advisor
David Mohler

David Mohler

Senior Advisor
Dr. Bruce Hill

Dr. Bruce Hill

Chief Geoscientist
Ellen Baum

Ellen Baum

Senior Consultant
River Lu

River Lu

Senior Advisor
Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

Senior Advisor
John Herter

John Herter

Senior Consultant
Andrew Foss

Andrew Foss

Senior Consultant

ADVISORY BOARD

CONTACT

Targeted thought leadership

EON focuses on educating and advising key global actors able to tangibly help advance Transformative Zero-Carbon Energy Solutions. It is not focused on informing the general public.

Actors include innovative developers, global energy companies, governments committed to deep decarbonization, think tanks, philanthropists, investment entities, and policy-focused nonprofits.

Targeted thought leadership

EON continuously scans for promising opportunities and conducts in-depth technical and economic assessments of potential Transformative Zero-Carbon Energy Solutions, then uses that information to design acceleration plans.

EON engages relevant actors – from very early stage technology developers to very large existing players such as oil and gas majors. Activities include streamlining business models, identifying solutions to technical challenges, identifying potential markets, and making key strategic introductions.

Targeted thought leadership

Innovation is a term typically applied to technology, however EON believes that innovative thinking about energy system design, how a technology moves along the supply chain, and expanding markets is equally as important.

Why? Cost, reach, timeline. For a technology or entire sector to be plausible as a Transformative Zero-Carbon Energy Solutions it must be economically competitive with fossil fuels (without subsidies) within the next two decades or so.