Our energy system is in a state of unprecedented, exponential, radically disruptive and transformative change. The old polluting, fossil-fuel powered ways of generating electricity, through coal, oil and gas, may have powered the global economy bringing growth and prosperity for over a century, but they have also brought us to the brink of climate chaos.
Now, staggering technological advancements – and price drops – in renewable energy generation (wind, solar, hydro, tidal, geothermal, wave power, biofuel, micro-grids and next generation nuclear), storage (molten salt, batteries, pumped hydro, combined heat and cooling) and distribution (digital platforms, blockchain, AI, big data and analytics) – are allowing us to generate more power, with lower environmental impacts and carbon emissions.
But the pace of exponential change, and the bewildering array of new energy generation, storage, management, reduction and distribution technologies, present a confounding challenge for business and those that manage the day-to-day reliability, performance and impact of their company’s energy needs.
These are the big macro and micro trends for energy management, that will be discussed at our fourth running of X Energy in London this 01 October.
We invite you to join us as we convene 150+ energy and sustainability professionals for
For a half-day programme, featuring a mix of inspiring keynotes, high level panel discussions, peer-to-peer roundtables and structured networking.
Our audience is carefully curated, with senior attendees invited based on their role type and their organisation.
Please drop firstname.lastname@example.org an email if you’d like to find out more, or apply for a place below.
There will be two sessions at X Energy where the audience break into moderated round table discussions in groups of 10-12, each running for 45 minutes.
Roundtable topics will be announced closer to the event, when accepted applicants will be asked to choose which roundtables they would like to be on.
Felix Zhang is the Group Executive Director of Envision Energy, a world leader in renewable energy and technology space, and is Partner of Silicon Valley based evergreen venture fund, Envision Ventures. Currently Felix runs Envision Energy’s international business, oversees strategy, business growth, new initiatives, finance and other key functions in all international markets. Previously, Felix had operations experience, investment banking at Morgan Stanley, capital markets at CIBC and investing as a partner at a global multi-strategy investment company.
Molly has over 10-years’ experience in market acceleration and advocacy for global innovation in technology, climate change, smart cities and energy in partnership with companies and cities (Google, Cisco, BT, Living Labs Global, Metropolis) at The Climate Group and UK think tank Demos. Molly was green innovation strategy advisor for Skype-founder’s Zennström Philanthropies. She is also a jury member for numerous cleanweb and clean technology awards. Molly founded Energy Unlocked in December 2015 to accelerate action on climate change by working with innovators who enable a sustainable energy transition.
Andrew Haslett is the Chief Engineer of the Energy Technologies Institute: a public-private partnership for energy technology development and demonstration based in Loughborough. He joined the ETI as Strategy Director in April 2008, after a thirty-year career in a large UK chemical company. His experience includes chemical plant design and operation, technology development and licensing, innovation strategy and performance management. He has worked across technology areas as varied as process engineering, materials design and manufacture and consumer science. His passion is innovation as a socio-techno-economic applied system, especially the human factors involved in technology delivery and end use. At the ETI, his key responsibility is the capability to understand future plausible and attractive UK Energy Systems, including binding constraints and performance of major sub-systems such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Offshore Wind, bio-energy, passenger transport, space and water heating, etc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Dr Jeffrey Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where he researches what the future low carbon energy system might look like, how people will engage with it and what businesses will be operating in it.He is also a Non-executive Director of Public Power Solutions, a wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council specialising is renewable power and waste solutions. Previously he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures at the GB energy regulator, Ofgem and Head of Science for Work Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He’s also worked at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the UK Energy Research Centre, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Green Chemistry Group at the University of York and at Sellafield as research chemist in a nuclear laboratory.
Claudine joined The Crown Estate from SEGRO where she was Head of Sustainability. Prior to this she was Director of Corporate Responsibility at British Land where she was responsible for Group corporate responsibility policy, implementation and communication.Before this Claudine was the Environment Manager at Honda (UK), implementing the company's environmental policy throughout car, motorcycle and power equipment divisions and dealerships. Claudine was responsible for communicating with NGO's, Government and local communities as well as raising public awareness of Honda's Environmental profile.Claudine is on the Board of Business in the Community (BITC) and the Mace Group Responsible Business Board and was Chair of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) from 2015-2017.
I aspired to be a Chemical Engineer from childhood, to enable food, energy and waste industries to work together with agriculture making the world a better place. I care about the impact the environment has on the people that live in it, as well as the environment itself.I believe, with industry working together, we can move to new levels of energy efficiency whilst simultaneously benefiting local communities and the natural world. I am convinced that environmental sustainability is good for business. Through innovation, and integration, I would like to be part of radical change in our society.I have been fortunate to have gained design, installation and optimisation experience in many diverse countries and cultures.
Axel Threlfall is Editor-at-Large, Reuters, based in London. He hosts high-profile engagements and thought leadership events for and on behalf of Reuters and Thomson Reuters, such as the Newsmaker series and the World Economic Forum news show in Davos. He was previously Lead European Anchor for Reuters Digital Video. Prior to joining Reuters, Axel spent four years as an anchor for CNBC in London. Before that, he was an editor with The Wall Street Journal in New York and a news reporter for Bloomberg in London. He has also advised businesses and NGOs on their dealings with the international media. Axel is frequently asked to moderate events for international organizations, including the United Nations and the OECD. He has a BA in History from Durham University and a postgraduate degree in journalism from City University, London.
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