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Kenneth W. Davis Jr Leaders in Energy Speaker Series: Virtual Experience

Ashley Zumalt-Forbes

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Guest Presenter: Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Black Mountain Metals


TCU Energy Institute Launching New Initiative on Energy Poverty

The second Energy Poverty Forum event will be held virtually on November 12 at 4:00 p.m., in association with the Kenneth W. Davis Jr Leaders in Energy Speaker Series. Please REGISTER to attend this virtual conversation. The guest presenter is Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes. Our conversation will focus on “Natural Resources in a Net Zero World.”

Worldwide, 800 million people still lack access to electricity of any kind, many of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly three billion people rely on soot-producing fuels like wood and dung for cooking and warmth, compromising children’s respiratory systems and forcing women to spend much of their day harvesting fuel. Although most Americans have access to the electrical grid, energy-poor households spend as much as three times more than the average household on their energy bills and may have to choose between buying necessities like food and medicine versus paying their utility bills. These issues of energy access, clean cooking, and energy burden will only be worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We encourage you to learn more about this global issue by joining the TCU Energy Institute at our virtual Energy Poverty Forum, and encourage others to become involved.



TCU Energy Institute, part of the College of Science & Engineering, is located on the first floor of Rees-Jones Hall, Suite 105, on the campus of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

A brief history: The rapid and unexpected discovery of domestic oil and gas – particularly in Texas – has led to unique opportunities within the state’s energy industry over the past few decades. As a proactive response to these opportunities, TCU created the Energy Institute. Since 2007, TCU Energy Institute has promoted energy research and knowledge about the energy industry, energy management, and energy-related technology through an integrated approach, providing a unique opportunity for students, faculty, professionals, and industry partners to examine the future of energy resources.

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