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Jan, 19 10:00 AM CET
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New Technologies to Decarbonize High Emission Industries

  • How to implement sustainability within a whole mix of energy sources: wind, solar, nuclear, coal and natural gas

  • How to phase out coal-burning plants in the next decade

  • Innovation, technology and new business opportunities for solution providers

  • How to measure CO2 emissions and raise awareness about climate change

Speakers
Annika Ramsköld Vice president, Sustainability at Vattenfall AB
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Jan, 19 10:30 AM CET
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Energy Transition - Follow the Money, Not the Glamour

In the first place comes prioritizing investments in the energy transition process. It’s much harder to succeed just by following the glamorous ideas in new era outcomes in energy-related industries. Passionate about exporting and energy transition, Stuart Broadley, CEO at the Energy Industries Council, will share his perspective on efficient energy transition.
Speakers
Stuart Broadley CEO at EIC
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Jan, 19 11:30 AM CET
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Wind Power Generation: the European Outlook

Wind power generation is on the rise in Europe and globally. Having led the number one Wind Power Association in Europe for more than five years, our speaker will share his views on wind energy for 2030 as well as its contribution to the EU's net-zero economy by 2050.


Speakers
Giles Dickson Chief Executive Officer at WindEurope
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Jan, 19 12:00 PM CET
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Challenges en Route to a Clean Economy: How to Accelerate Low Emissions Technology Uptake Alan Finkel

In his presentation Alan Finkel, the Chair of Australia’s Technology Investment Advisory Council, will give his perspective on the most important technologies that can help countries accelerate their transition towards low-carbon and further to zero-carbon economies.

Speakers
Alan Finkel Chair of Australia's Technology Investment Advisory Council
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Jan, 19 1:00 PM CET
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Building Back Better and Greener: the Green Energy Transition

  • What Austria’s key goals are for the next few years

  • How Austria plans to become the #1 hydrogen nation

  • The role of private investment in renewables in Austria

  • Innovation programs as a fuel for energy tech businesses and startups in Austria

Speakers
Leonore Gewessler Austrian Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
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Jan, 19 1:30 PM CET
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Leveraging the Oil & Gas Sector to Accelerate a Sustainable Energy Transition

The oil & gas sector now plays the main role in the entire energy industry worldwide. Its engagement and proactivity in building a more sustainable future is playing a crucial role. Moreover, it’s very clear that the transitioning of the energy industry cannot be fully completed without collaborative efforts with the oil & gas sector.
Speakers
Tina Bru Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy
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Jan, 19 2:00 PM CET
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Gas Grids: a Key Enabler of the Energy Transition

Gas grids were invented to push forward the decarbonization of the global energy system. In order to eliminate carbon energy usage, renewable gases such as biogas or hydrogen from power-to-gas plants need to be integrated. Meanwhile, grid operators face a lot of challenges on this path, both in terms of gas appliances and correct billing for the energy supplied.
Speakers
Edouard Sauvage CEO at GRDF
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Jan, 19 7:00 PM CET
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Beyond Long Term Targets: How Brands Can Increase Accountability and Show Progress Right Now

  • What it takes to become a sustainability leader in the global catering industry

  • How restaurants can minimize CO2 emissions

  • How innovative actions influence customer choices

Speakers
Caitlin Leibert Head of Sustainability at Chipotle Mexican Grill
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Jan, 20 10:00 AM CET
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How Belgium is using energy transition as a gamechanger for climate in a post-Covid time

The new Belgian Government, formed in October 2020 by the new “Vivaldi” coalition of seven parties, announced the meeting of Paris Agreement goals as its number one priority. In the interview with Minister Tinne Van Der Straete we will discuss the key steps of the country’s Action Plan for the next decade, which includes gradual phase-out of nuclear reactors, reducing GHG emissions by 55% and other measures.
Speakers
Tinne Van der Straeten Belgian Federal Minister of Energy
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Jan, 20 10:30 AM CET
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The Revolution Will Be Energised - Does the UK's Approach to Renewables and Decarbonisation Offer a Blueprint?

In the last few years the UK's energy system has undergone a rapid transformation and our world-leading wind sector will shortly be powering homes up and down the country. As nations look to meet the dual challenges of reducing emissions and economic recovery, and with the UK hosting COP26, this session will explore what experience the UK has to offer in the global race to net zero.


Speakers
Rebecca Williams Director of Policy and Regulation at RenewableUK
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