EI LIVE free webinar | The Economics of Renewables

Branch event
  • Aberdeen

This free webinar, organised by the Aberdeen YPN, was due to take place on 30 November 2021 from 12-1 pm UK Time. However, it has now been postponed due to a speaker cancellation. All those who have attended will automatically be registered for the new date in 2022, we will confirm this date ASAP.

Renewable energy is accepted as an abundant, clean and cheap solution to achieve the transition away from fossil fuels. But how cheap are renewables?

Our webinar will take an objective, commercial view of the facts. We will explore the issues of cost and market conditions – central to understanding the question of how rapidly an energy transition will occur.

You will get an overview of how renewables have evolved to be more economically viable over the years, and learn about how they compare to fossil fuels in terms of reliability and return on investment.


We have two brilliant and experienced speakers:

Robert Hull

Managing Director, Riverswan Energy Advisory

Robert is an independent consultant with over 30 years’ senior leadership experience in the energy and utility sectors. He has previously held Board-level roles with UK energy regulator Ofgem, National Grid, the UK Government, and consultancy firm KPMG. He has wide commercial and regulatory expertise and has led or advised on many energy, telecoms and utility business investments, in the UK and worldwide.

In 2017, he founded Riverswan Energy Advisory to advise power and utility clients. He is also a senior adviser to Ofgem and holds several non-executive roles.

Gerard Reid

Co-Founder, Alexa Capital

Gerard is the Co-Founder and Partner of Alexa Capital and a leading authority on current changes in energy and transport.

He has spent more than fifteen years working in investment banking with a focus on both the energy transition and the digital energy revolution. Before founding Alexa Capital, he was Managing Director and Head of European Cleantech Research at Jefferies & Co.

Gerard is the co-host of the “Redefining Energy” podcast and a member of the World Economic Forum Future Energy Council. He is also a senior fellow with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.