The tenth annual Canada-UK Energy Summit, organized by The Energy Roundtable, took place on Tuesday, November 27that Canada House. The event gathered business and government leaders from Canadian, UK and global energy sectors to discuss accelerating clean energy adoption.
Transition to a low-carbon, low-pollution and resource-efficient economy is a priority for both the Canada and UK governments. Last year, Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister May committed to a partnership on clean growth to combat climate change. Comprising both government officials and representatives from the private sector, partnerships have been established to advance clean innovation and renewable energy. By creating the right conditions – through policy, regulation, and funding – both governments are working to foster R&D and encourage investment in new technologies that are entering the market every day.
The private sector play a central role in the commercialization and cost-effectiveness of clean energy breakthroughs. Entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses drive innovation from the laboratory into the marketplace. Capital flows are increasingly moving into cleaner energy alternatives as the impacts of climate change, and the corresponding need to act, become more evident.
The UK and Canada have committed to creating the new relationships and partnerships between governments and the private sector that will be critical if we are to be successful in meeting the challenges presented by climate change.
2018 Canada UK Energy Summit
The Canada UK Energy Summit works to expand ties between the energy sectors in Canada and the UK. This year’s event will address the following topics:
The Summit offers an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and build relationships that support cross-border trade, investment, and innovation.
|MC||Caroline Saunders, British Consul General, Calgary|
|9:00 am||Opening remarks by H.E. Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner, London|
|9:05 am||Session 1: Government and private sector: frameworks to advance clean growth
This panel will discuss how governments and the private sector are working together to advance the development of new technologies to combat climate change. Canada and the UK recognize the importance of creating the right conditions to foster and encourage investment into the transition to a low carbon economy and the panelists will examine recent initiatives to support this transition.
Session chair: Caroline Saunders, British Consul General, Calgary
|9:55 am||Session II: Oil & gas and heavy industry: the path to decarbonisation
This panel will explore how companies operating in the oil and gas and heavy industry sector are approaching a changing energy market and adapting to the impacts of climate change policy. Companies are diversifying their asset base and investing in new technologies to reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency. The panelists will discuss the different approaches being taken within the industry.
Session chair: Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable
|10:45 am||Networking break|
|11:05 pm||Session III: Transition to a clean energy economy: the future of the electricity grid system
This panel will examine the ‘electrification of the energy system’. The transition to a low carbon economy is creating new demands on the electric grid system, for which new approaches and technologies are required. The panelists will discuss how they see the evolution of the grid and the opportunities, and challenges, associated with these changes.
Session chair: Frances Warburton, Director, Energy System Transition, Ofgem
|Presentation on the Canada UK Power Forward Challenge by Amanda Wilson, Director General, Innovation and Energy Technology Sector, Natural Resources Canadaand Sally Fenton, Head of Smart Energy Innovation, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
|12:15 pm||Claire Perry, MP, Minister for Climate Change and Industry, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
| 12:40 pm
Close by Jason Langrish, The Energy Roundtable
|*The Summit programme is subject to change
Photos from the 2018 Canada UK Energy Summit