Houston, the acknowledged energy capital of the United States, can lure substantial investments and create thousands of jobs by stepping up to lead the transition to a low-carbon future, top city leaders said this week.

The Greater Houston Partnership on Tuesday unveiled a bold strategy for the fourth largest city in the country. In kicking off a three-day Future of Global Energy conference, city leaders offered a roadmap of sorts. 

“Houston should be the world’s energy transition laboratory,” Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. CEO Bobby Tudor said in the call to action.

Tudor, long an advocate for energy transition growth, chairs the Partnership’s Houston Energy Transition Initiative. He was keynote speaker on the opening day of the conference. He noted that city leaders...