EI LIVE | Hard realities of a low carbon energy system

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  • 25-05-2021
  • 13:00 - 14:30
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virtual Expert Workshop in association with the UK Committee of the World Petroleum Council

25 May 2021, 1-2.30pm UK time

Please note that bookings close on 24 May 2021, 17:00 BST

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The workshop will discuss what the recent huge impetus for achieving net zero coupled with the fallout from Covid means for all players in the energy system.

The recent past has been characterized by pledges from countries and companies that they will achieve net zero ambitions, and the Covid-19 pandemic and upcoming COP 26 summit in Glasgow are reasons to put these under the microscope. The roadmap to achieving this is beset by contradictions; oil companies want to reduce their hydrocarbon activities whilst maintaining the investor returns of the past, whilst reducing emissions for end users; end users will have to invest in new and radically different means of heating, transport and energy supply; and countries will emerge from the pandemic with huge debts whilst the energy transition will necessitate significant future investment.

Achieving a low carbon energy system will require actors to face up to some hard realities which the 2021 expert workshop will explore.


13.00 - Introduction and housekeeping

13.03 - Welcome from the workshop chair
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

13.05 - Net Zero by 2050: A roadmap for the global energy sector
Dr Christophe McGlade, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency

13.20 - Q&A with Dr Christophe McGlade moderated by Carina Radford

13.30 - Panel discussion including Q&A from the audience
Peter Dickson, Partner, Glennmont Partners
Tim Lord, Senior Fellow, Net Zero, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Dr Christophe McGlade, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
Industry speaker to be confirmed

14.25 - Final remarks
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

Please note that programme and timings are subject to change

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