EL LIVE Free Webinar | Powering net zero

Conference
  • 8-10-2020
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    8-10-2020
  • 09:00 - 10:40
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Join our free webinar on 8 October 2020 at 9.00 - 10.40 BST

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 will Next Generation EU help UK deliver its 2050 net zero target
  •        The impact of COVID19 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 net zero roadmap to decarbonise the city

Why attend?

Attend this timely event to:

  •        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

Programme

09:00 (10 mins) Welcome from the chair and President of Energy Institute

Steve Holliday FREng FEI, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive National Grid

09:10 (10 mins) How will Next Generation EU help UK deliver its 2050 net zero target and the impact of COVID-19

Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission

09:20 (10 mins) Driving transformation to a greener grid

Fintan Slye FEI, Director UK System Operation, National Grid ESO

09:30 (10 mins) Utility of the Future – renewables, net zero, and the green recovery

Lindsay McQuade, CEO, Scottish Power Renewables

09:40 (10 mins) Examples in demand-side initiatives that support the journey Net Zero

Michael Lewis FEI, Chief Executive, E.ON UK plc

09:50 (10 mins) Glasgow net zero roadmap to decarbonise the city

Gavin Slater, Head of Sustainability, Neighbourhoods & Sustainability, Glasgow City Council

10:00 (30 mins) Panel discussion and Q&A

10:30 (10 mins) Closing remarks and summary from the chair   

Steve Holliday FREng FEI, President, Energy Institute and Former Chief Executive National Grid

 

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