Setting the European Energy Transition Agenda in 2021


Day 1 at Energy Transition Europe 2021

Day One: A Roadmap for Transition, November 22

Business, Governance, People

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Panel: Enabling Action: Business Model Innovation in the Wake of COP26

Increasingly, voices from across the private and public sectors recognise that achieving actionable and accountable progress at COP26 will be vital if we are to avert the worst effects of climate change. What impact will this have on the energy transition? What business models will emerge? And how can we ensure these new strategies are translated into tangible action?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Panel: Investing in the Future

Whilst the EU is facing a 7-10% post-pandemic downturn, €379 billion/year will be required until 2030 to stay within the 1.5-degree pathway. The Green Deal plan for a sustainable economy has fast evolved into an action plan for recovery. How can we foster more avenues for green finance? How should this money be spent? What would be the cost of failing to achieve these goals?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Panel: Green Gigawatts: A Roadmap for the European Hydrogen Economy

In 2020, the European Union announced a strategy to achieve 40 GW of green hydrogen projects by 2030, as the bloc aims to become a leader in the Global Hydrogen economy. Driving unit costs down whilst scaling up innovation will be vital to creating long-term trading platforms. How can we achieve this and what progress has been made on the roadmap to a European Hydrogen economy so far?

Defining Discussions: Presentations and Dialogues

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

European Energy Policy Outlook

Whilst the European Commission continues to press ahead with 2030 and 2050 targets, national energy systems and approaches to transition vary both within and outside the bloc. Understand these varying approaches to net zero policymaking and examine the impact on your business.

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Setting the Strategy for Integrating Energy

A recent Reuters Events survey showed that almost half of the energy transition community continue to face challenges with developing their business model. Establishing, understanding, and executing net zero strategy will be crucial to transition success. Are you prepared?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Evaluating the Impact of the EU Taxonomy

The EU Taxonomy promises to provide a mechanism to enable the scaling of sustainable investment in Europe. Explore how the classification system will help companies, investors, and policymakers assess the sustainability of their activities, prevent greenwashing, and enable the transition.

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Commodifying Carbon: A European Market for GHG Emissions

Set up in 2005, the European Emission Trading System is a world first. But how well is this understood by the energy sector, is it the most appropriate mechanism for pricing carbon, and what alternatives exist?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Exclusive Fireside Chats

Join Reuters for exclusive fireside chats with energy transition business leaders, politicians, and household names of European climate action, for cutting edge insights and direction setting debate.

Roundtables and Workshops

Deep dive into the biggest debates, challenges, and opportunities within Europe as we embark on the age of transition, through interactive roundtables and workshops.

If you would like to learn more about hosting an exclusive roundtable session, we would love to hear from you!

Day 2 at Energy Transition Europe 2021

Day Two: A Toolkit for Transition, November 23

Technology, Innovation, and Solutions

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Panel: New Energy, New Challenges: Electrification, Flexibility, and the Grid

In 2020, for the first time renewables generated more electricity in Europe than fossil fuels. Clean energy is set on an upward trajectory; the sector must continue to adapt to ensure diversified supply. How can we navigate intermittency issues and ensure greater flexibility? What role will colocation play? How can we prepare for the grid of the future, today?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Panel: Innovation in the Age of Transition

To deliver upon our climate goals amidst ever growing demand, the energy sector must accelerate innovation at scale. This dual challenge will create new opportunities for clean technology finance, development, and deployment. What digital solutions exist? Where do R&D opportunities lie? What companies will lead innovation in the age of transition?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Panel: Industrial Decarbonisation – The Next Frontier for Climate Action in Europe?

Recent EEA data indicated that industrial sector GHG emissions account for more than half of total emissions in Europe. Whilst the energy sector continues to double down on electrification, the industry transition presents new challenges. How can we increase industrial efficiencies? What role will Hydrogen play? How can we deliver deep decarbonisation in Europe?

Defining Discussions: Presentations and Dialogues

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Transition 4.0: Data, Digital, Devices

The digital transformation holds the potential to help deliver both cost and carbon efficiencies. Explore the synergies between the energy and digital transition, understand the impact of the pandemic, and deep dive into the data!

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

What’s Next for European Wind and Solar Markets?

As the transition welcomes new technology players into the European energy mix, Wind and Solar continue to grow their market share. Will growing demand for Hydrogen hinder or enhance investment in traditional renewables?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Just Transition - Skills, Diversity, and the Workforce of the Future

How can energy companies crowd-in new talent whilst reskilling their existing workers and, ultimately, ensure a Just Transition that leaves nobody behind?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Accelerating Energy Storage Technology

The ability for energy and industrial companies to convert and store electricity will be vital for success in transition. What battery technologies hold most potential, where are the gaps in innovation, and how can we integrate storage into the grid?

00:00am – 00:00am (ZONE)

Quick, Catch that Carbon!

Almost all models that align with a 1.5-degree pathway rely upon, to varying degrees, our ability to capture carbon from the atmosphere. What is the true potential for carbon abatement, direct air capture and the growing number of CCUS technologies coming to market?

Roundtables and Workshops

Deep dive into the biggest debates, challenges, and opportunities within Europe as we embark on the age of transition, through interactive roundtables and workshops.

If you would like to learn more about hosting an exclusive roundtable session, we would love to hear from you!