Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk returns to the ONS Energy Show in Stavanger this fall.
We want Elon Musk to bring new challenges to those of us in the energy industry, says Program Director Benedict Oakland at ONS.
During the ONS Energy Show, which takes place in Stavanger every two years, a number of senior politicians and leaders in the oil and energy field gather to discuss changes and future prospects in the energy industry.
One of the key guests this year will be Tesla founder and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
One thing I hope Elon Musk brings to ONS is inspiration and confidence that it’s possible to implement massive changes in a short time, says Auckland.
The challenges the world now faces in achieving the goals of a zero-emissions society require creative power on an entirely new scale.
Musk participated in the last conference in 2014, when he challenged Norway and the energy industry with “Let Oil Lie”.
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Oil and gas production must be increased immediately
Musk was criticized for extracting oil from the energy industry in 2014, but he is known for changing opinions and making various proposals, including on Twitter.
On March 5, the tech entrepreneur posted on Twitter: I hate to say it, but oil and gas production needs to be increased immediately.
Musk wrote this in light of the ongoing energy crisis in Europe, as they work together to reduce their dependence on Russian oil and gas after the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Furthermore, he wrote in a Twitter message:
“Obviously this will have a negative impact on Tesla, but sustainable energy solutions simply cannot react immediately to offset Russian oil and gas exports.”
Energy security will also be an important topic during this year’s Oil Show.
Energy security will be one of the most important discussions for industry and society in general. Here, Musk recently stepped into the discussion and called for a short-term commitment to extract more energy to secure Europe, Auckland says.
Since the energy situation has changed after the invasion of Ukraine, Musk says the rules of the game have changed.
The European Union and the United States are close to an agreement to reduce Russian gas
Energy conversion is still a hot topic
In addition to energy security, a green transition will remain one of the top topics on the agenda during this year’s Oil Show.
Program Director Auckland stated that Musk will be, among other things, a key participant in the discussion on how traditional oil and gas expertise can help find new solutions to achieving zero emissions.
– It will be especially interesting here to hear from a businessman and technologist who has himself taken action to transform the energy industry, she says.
– Among other things, he changed the entire auto industry by using energy in a different way.
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