10:00 - 11:00
The UK’s commitment to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will involve profound change, bringing into play a range of new energy technologies and related behaviours. Underpinning this transition will bean energy workforce big enough and skilled enough to bring it about. Estimates suggest that as many as 400,000 new recruits into the industry will be needed, more than half of them into brand new roles.
As COP26 approaches, the UK is rightly seeking to lead by example. The Green Jobs Taskforce is already working to set the direction for the UK’s future high-skill low carbon job market. And, on 12 July, the Energy Institute will publish Energy Barometer 2021 – reporting for the first time on the views, hopes and fears of today’s energy professionals in relation to their jobs and skills as the drive towards net zero intensifies.
Join us as we launch Energy Barometer 2021, with our panel of leading figures:
- Steve Holliday FREng FEI – President of the Energy Institute
- Prof Rob Gross FEI – Director of UK Energy Research Centre and EI trustee
- Rhian Kelly –Corporate Affairs Director, National Grid and Member of Green Jobs Taskforce
Speakers will outline the findings of the new report, discuss the issues raised and take your questions in relation to efforts across government and industry to ensure the pipeline of talent is in place for Britain’s low carbon future.