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Energy Review 2019

Branch event
  • Southern Scotland
  • <p>Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre<br />Edinburgh Napier University<br />Craiglockhart Campus<br />219 Colinton Road<br />Edinburgh <br />EH14 1DJ</p>
  • 21-03-2019
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • Book now

We would be delighted if you could join us for our annual energy review event with the President of the Energy Institute, Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI.

"Global megatrends and opportunities for UK plc"

The world’s population is expected to hit ten billion in the second half of this century, up from 7.5 billion today. More than two thirds of the global population will live in urban centres by 2050, up from just over half today. And global average temperature could increase by 4+ degrees Celsius without major action to reduce emissions – with the Paris commitment of 2C and the IPCC recommended limit of 1.5 C looking very tough to achieve.

Population growth, mass urbanisation and climate change - global megatrends are shaping the world in which we live, with unprecedented implications for governments, industries and wider society.

How do we turn these global challenges into opportunities - and build a world in which everyone, irrespective of where they live, has access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy? 

It calls for tremendous ingenuity across the global energy system, not least in the UK – an early mover in decarbonising our own energy system, and home to significant technological capabilities and some promising solutions for the future, which could flourish in serving these emerging global markets. 

Malcolm will draw on more than four decades of personal and professional experiences, together with his perspective at the helm of Energy Institute, to explore how these megatrends are driving the global energy transition and the major opportunities for UK plc.


Malcolm Brinded, 65, was a main Board Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc for a decade until retirement in 2012. In a 38-year Shell career he was Executive Director for Upstream International, Executive Director for global Exploration and Production from 2004, a Managing Director of Royal Dutch from 2002, and Shell UK Chairman from 1999. Prior to that he worked in the UK, Netherlands, Oman and Brunei.

He is President of the Energy Institute, Chair of Engineering UK, a Trustee of the Shell Foundation, and Head Judge of the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

Malcolm graduated in Engineering from Cambridge University and has Honorary Doctorates from Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities. In 2002, he was appointed CBE for services to the UK oil and gas industry, and in 2011, HM the Sultan of Brunei made him Dato Seri Leila Jasa.

Previous roles include: UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador; Member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development; Trustee of the International Business Leaders’ Forum; Non-Executive Director and Chair of Board Committees at BHP, CH2M and Network Rail.

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