The ninth annual London Energy Roundtable will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at Canada House in London.
The Summit will gather business and government leaders in the Canadian, UK and global energy sectors for discussions on the theme sustainability through innovation. Presenters will examine the policies, technologies and energy mix that will allow the two countries to meet their energy needs and climate change commitments whilst stimulating economic growth.
Expanding ties between the UK, Canada and the world is a unique feature of the Summit. The event will focus on three key areas: clean tech and renewable energy; nuclear energy; and, oil and gas.
The Summit will also include an International Regulatory Roundtable discussion in the afternoon, hosted by the International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICORE) and The Alberta Energy Regulator.
In its ninth year, the Summit is an unprecedented opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of a relationship with significant levels of investment and forming an axis in a world where deal making, business services, technological innovation and public policy occur across continents.
|Chair||Caroline Saunders, British Consul General, Calgary|
|8:45 am||H.E. Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner, London|
|9:00 am||Session I: Cleantech and Renewable Energy
Massive investments are occurring in cleantech and renewable energy generation worldwide. For those active in decarbonization of our societies the economic potential is enormous. The panel will examine the clean tech landscape in the UK and Canada and explore the potential to deepen linkages and expand investment in infrastructure and new technologies.
|9:50 am||Session II: Nuclear Energy
The UK and Canada both recognise the technical challenges presented by grid decarbonisation, and nuclear energy’s role in future of low carbon power generation. The UK has committed to building a new generation of nuclear power stations and rebuilding the country’s nuclear supply chain – against the backdrop of announcing its intention to leave Euratom, the pan-European atomic energy regulator. Likewise, Canada has committed to for multi-year retrofits of key facilities. As the UK and Canada have affirmed their support of nuclear energy, this session will explore opportunities for collaboration in nuclear energy.
|10:40 am||Networking break|
|11:10 am||Session III: Oil and gas
The session will address the risks – and rewards – in the oil and gas sector in this time of tremendous change. Panelists will review developments in the UK and Canadian oil and gas markets, with an offshore focus. The decisions that are being made to diversify energy supply will be examined, as will the role that oil and gas will play in light of volatility around price, technological advances and political approvals for projects. Strengthening collaboration and linking supply chain opportunities between the North Sea and the Canadian east coast will be explored.
|12:00 pm||Luncheon – speaker(s) to be confirmed|
|1:30 pm||Afternoon Session: International Regulatory Roundtable
To develop regulatory systems that are responsive, accountable and deliver results, regulators around the world must come together as productive partners, and seek new relationships to define the future of global energy regulation. To achieve regulatory excellence, the International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICORE) has been created to advance Canada’s regulatory leadership and influence, deploying on-the ground technical assistance and regulatory diplomacy to help elevate regulatory practice globally. Hosted by ICORE, the session will gather energy sector leaders for a discussion of emerging issues and pressures, markets and social acceptability, civil society, technology and best practices.
|3:30 pm||Close by Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable|
Photos from the 2016 National Energy Roundtable