ET North America Agenda: Providing Leadership, Exploring Solutions, Delivering Your Net Zero Strategy”


Opening CEO & Executive Keynotes

11:00am–11:15am

Leadership in the Age of Transition

The last two years have seen remarkable acceleration in governments, companies and institutional finance vowing to align with Paris or achieve net-zero. We are reaching a series of critical tipping points; the age of transition is upon us. Are you ready to lead through the most transformative period of modern history?

11:00am–11:15am

Benchmarking in a Net-Zero Climate

Over two days we will explore how the transition will be led, governed, and financed. Together we will investigated what the future energy system will look like and offered companies the definitive guide to their ET strategies. But what next? This session will allow industry to break news, set benchmarks and tackle the energy transition head on. Get in touch for more information chris.bell@thomsonreuters.com

11:00am–11:15am

The Status of the Transition, with Reuters News

Join senior Reuters News editors to explore the status of the transition within North America. Prepare for industry experts and household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.



Economy & Innovation

11:00am–11:15am

The Transition Economy

With falling unit costs, increased tax incentives and the new promise of stimulus packages, new energy cost competitiveness has fast become a reality. For incumbents and disrupters alike, the economic imperative for energy transition is clear. How can we decarbonise the global economy; how can the global economy help us decarbonise?

11:00am–11:15am

The $Trillion Question

With some estimates indicating that it may cost as much as $4.5 trillion to decarbonise the rapidly growing U.S power grid, this begs the $ trillion question: where’s the cash going to come from? How can companies position themselves to stay on the right side of the investment curve and what innovations represent real value for money?

11:00am–11:15am

The Economy of Energy Efficiency

Increased energy efficiency has the potential to produce end-to-end savings throughout a decarbonised economy. But how can efficiency be commercialised, how can we reduce payback times and capital constraints and how do companies make money from an ‘efficiency market’?

Cities & Mobility

11:00am–11:15am

A People’s Movement? Climate Activism through the Energy Transition

With recent polling indicating that American voters are taking climate change seriously, shareholder pressure has become one of the driving forces behind the energy transition. As industry begins to mobilize around decarbonization strategies, does the climate movement, at its nexus, remain a people’s movement, and what does this mean for companies looking to navigate the transition?

11:00am–11:15am

The State at Play

Cities and states are at the front-line of energy transition. With New York, California and British Columbia leading the way, other states are beginning to declare their decarbonization commitments. How can industry work local and regional governments to alter the state of play?

11:00am–11:15am

Mobility as the First Mover

Reducing CO2 emissions will require a radical overhaul of the transport system. With the mobility sector sitting at an electrification tipping point, does H2 represent realistic competition and how can companies seize the opportunity to build the automotive infrastructure of the future?

Opening CEO & Executive Keynotes

11:00am–11:15am

Leading by Example: Electrification, Accessibility & Resilience

Transportation electrification holds the promise of helping cities and states to address their environmental goals whilst bringing cleaner air to communities and fostering economic opportunities. Explore how utilities can lead by example and deliver upon their climate goals whilst continuing to ensure safe, reliable and cost-effect power delivery to their customers.

11:00am–11:15am

Decarbonizing California: Charting a Path for Net-Zero

As nations, state and companies continue to benchmark for decarbonizing electricity in the short-term, the path to net-zero remains lengthy and uncertain. Explore what role system software and supercomputers could play in outlining the optimal path for decarbonization, through modeling of the California, situation and understand what role future fuels will play within the mix.

11:00am–11:15am

Business Model Innovation: Who, When, How?

The future energy system will mark a radical overhaul of the current energy business ecosystem, with the traditional industry dividing lines set to be blurred. Understand why incumbents will need to pivot portfolios and create new partnerships and services to capitalise from the $Trillion transition opportunity.



Legacy & Solutions

11:00am–11:15am

Collaborate, Compete, Co-Locate?

The U.N. estimates that global investment in new capacity for renewable energy will triple by the end of the decade, to reach $2.6 trillion. As competition increases within the renewable energy space, collaboration, cooperation and co-location will become defining factors for success. What role will PPA’s continue to play, where do the opportunities lie and how can companies stay on the right side of the curve?

11:00am–11:15am

Climate Politics, with Reuters News

Join senior Reuters News editors to explore climate politics within North America. Prepare for industry experts and household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

11:00am–11:15am

The Legacy Question: Divestment, Stranded Assets, Peak Oil

Geopolitics tensions and this year’s pandemic has struck deep at the foundations of the O&G sector. In the Permian Basin, the ‘stranded asset’ debate is quickly turning from theory into reality. Will we look back at 2019 as the year of peak oil? Can divestment truly be viewed as a sustainable decarbonization strategy? Is a global carbon price on the horizon?

11:00am–11:15am

Fuelling Net-Zero: Technology, Innovation, Solutions

As the drive to net-zero picks up speed, some for the first time have begun to pledge carbon negativity. Innovation will be vital in achieving these goals. Explore how both new and existing technology can be leveraged to fuel the road to net-zero.