EI LIVE Free Webinar | Powering Net Zero

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  • 8-10-2020
  • 09:00 - 10:40
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A free webinar, held ahead of the 2021 conference, to discuss the latest strategies needed to reach net zero.

8 October 2020: 9:00 - 10:40 BST

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About the webinar:

An increasing number of countries are making commitments to move to a net-zero emissions economy. This is in response to climate science showing that in order to prevent the worst impacts of manmade climate change, greenhouse gas emissions must be eliminated, as simply reducing them is no longer sufficient. ‘Net zero’ means that any emissions are balanced by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere. In order to meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting average global temperature increases to well below 2C, global greenhouse gas emissions must reach net zero sometime between 2050 and 2070.

Electricity and electrification are central to any scenario in which this goal is achieved. The technologies already exist to decarbonise power generation systems and roll out clean electricity into heat and transport – now companies must finalise their strategies to ensure it is reached. During this webinar you will hear:
  • How Next Generation EU will help the UK deliver its 2050 net zero target
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the challenge to achieve net zero
  • Driving transformation to a greener grid
  • How renewable developers and operators are supporting pledges to net zero and investing in a green recovery
  • How the different demand segments are participating in delivering net-zero
  • Glasgow's net zero roadmap to decarbonise the city

Why should you attend?

  • Hear from expert speakers excelling in this area
  • Gain key insights into the policies, technologies and people needed to reach net zero
  • Network with professionals from across the energy sector


09:00 - Welcome from the chair and President of Energy Institute 
Steve Holliday FREng FEI
, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive, National Grid

09:10 - How will Next Generation EU help the UK deliver its 2050 net zero target? What will the impact of COVID-19 be?
Lord Adair Turner of Ecchinswell HonFEI, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission

 - Driving transformation to a greener grid
Fintan Slye FEI,
Director UK System Operator, National Grid ESO

09:35 - 
Utility of the Future – renewables, net zero, and the green recovery
Lindsay McQuade
, CEO, Scottish Power Renewables

 - Examples in demand-side initiatives that support the journey Net Zero
Michael Lewis FEI
, Chief Executive, E.ON UK

 - Glasgow's net zero roadmap to decarbonise the city
Gavin Slater, Head of Sustainability, Neighbourhoods & Sustainability, Glasgow City Council

10:05 - 
Panel discussion and Q&A

10:30 - 
Closing remarks and summary from the chair
Steve Holliday FREng FEI
, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive, National Grid

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