Energy Transition Series: Introducing the Energy White Paper
ENERGY TRANSITION SERIES: INTRODUCING THE ENERGY WHITE PAPER
Series of webinars organised by PES GB and REA
On-line weekly EVENING sessions | May through July 2021 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Following the PES GB’s successful first webinar series held over the summer 2020 (with its main aims to increase the awareness of its members of the spectrum of industries operating in the UK to deliver clean energy (zero net greenhouse gases), the REA and PES GB are hosting a webinar series delving deeper into the Energy Transition story.
Taking a lead from the UK Government’s Energy White Paper “Powering our Net Zero Future” (published at the end of 2020) and its net zero commitments, this series of “in conversation” webinars will explore how these goals could be achieved and will look closer at the policies and regulations needed to support this important ambition. The Secretary of State of the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) described the Energy White Paper as reinforcing the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan that puts net zero and the UK’s effort to fight climate change framework at its core. This has significant implications for the oil and gas sector as well as for the fast-growing renewable energy and clean technology opportunities.
This webinar series is being delivered by industry bodies representing oil and gas and renewable energy and clean technologies – industries that will drive the transition and whose membership are impacted by the vision of how this will be achieved by government and industry alike. One matter that is no longer debated is the important acknowledgement for the need to grow skills and a valuable work force to deliver this. Winning the implicit support of the respective membership groups will facilitate this change.
Using the “Chapter Headings” of the Energy White paper itself, a series of nine webinars is scheduled with invited experts as panellists to help “get under the skin” of the strategic goals laid out in each chapter. We aim to focus on delivery of projects and what it means for individuals, business, and society as a whole. Each webinar will last around an hour with an “in conversation” format with the panellists to be held in an informative and engaging way. There will be a chance for participants to send in questions ahead of the webinar to help shape the questions to be posed to the expert panellists.
WEBINAR SCHEDULE | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Thursday, 13th May 2021
Introducing the Energy White Paper and Net Zero ambition, Speaker: The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben
Thursday, 20th May 2021
Consumers: how the energy transition must support consumers and remember you are a consumer too! Speaker: Laura Sandys, CBE
Thursday, 27th May 2021
Power – the progress in decarbonising power over the next 10 years could make or break the Net Zero strategy as a whole
Thursday, 3rd June 2021
Energy Systems – our race to Net Zero must accommodate a digitised, decarbonised, decentralised and democratic energy world
Thursday, 10th June 2021
Thursday, 17th June 2021
Thursday, 24th June 2021
Thursday, 1st July 2021
Oil and Gas
Thursday, 8th July 2021
Putting it all together in a ‘just’ transition
Further detailed information on all session topics and speakers to be announced shortly.