London 2021

Thursday, October 28, 1:00-5:00pm
Canada House, London, UK

The 2021 Canada UK Energy & Climate Summit gathered leaders from the Canadian, UK and global energy sectors for discussions on Energy in Transition: The Road to Glasgow.

Organized by The Energy Roundtable, the half day Summit took place prior to the COP26 meetings in Glasgow and discussions focused on accelerating cleaner energy adoption in Canada and the UK. The event was hosted in partnership with the Canadian High Commission in London and the British Government.

Summit presenters provided their perspectives on energy technologies, innovation, and readiness, as well as energy transition strategies to 2030 and ultimately, to net zero by 2050. Regional experiences with industrial restructuring, including how to minimize the impacts, and maximize the benefits, for workers and communities, were also discussed.

Delegates were drawn from the private sector, government, not for profit, and academia.

Clean Energy Leadership

The UK and Canada are committed to meeting the challenges presented by climate change and a rapidly changing economy that increasingly has information technology at its core. The task at hand requires significant changes to how we create and consume energy, including to meet ambitious targets for electrification and the roll out of the new energy technologies that will collectively get us to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Transition to a low-carbon, low-pollution and resource-efficient economy is a priority for both the Canada and UK governments. Comprising both government officials and representatives from the private sector, partnerships have been established between the UK and Canada to advance clean innovation and low carbon energy, including via coal phase out and electrification of our economies.

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 plays a central role in the commercialization and cost-effectiveness of clean energy breakthroughs. Capital flows are increasingly moving into cleaner energy alternatives as the impacts of climate change, and the corresponding need to act, become more evident. Entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses drive innovation in areas such as renewables, smart grids, small modular reactors, and hydrogen and CCUS from the laboratory into the marketplace.

Just Transition

Central to the deliberations at the Summit was the concept of a Just Transition – energy transition as a catalyst for generating economic growth and jobs. The concept addresses these needs by promoting sustainable actions that help workers and by extension, the communities in which they reside.

Summit Partners

Summit Sponsors

2021 Speakers

Mark Carney

Mark Carney

COP 26 Finance Adviser and UN Special Envoy
H.E. Ralph Goodale, P.C.

H.E. Ralph Goodale, P.C.

High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom
Pratima Rangarajan

Pratima Rangarajan

CEO, OGCI Climate Investments LLP
Joe McBrearty

Joe McBrearty

President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Purvi Sapre

Purvi Sapre

Managing Director, SEEIT, Sustainable Development Capital LLP
Greg Meyer

Greg Meyer

Senior Vice President, Nuclear and Civil Solutions, Fluor
Trevor Wills

Trevor Wills

Chief Operating Officer, Green Frog Power
Xanthe Kueppers

Xanthe Kueppers

Head of Investor Relations, Sizewell C, EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd.
Tim Gould

Tim Gould

Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency
Dan Wicklum

Dan Wicklum

CEO, Transition Accelerator / Co-Chair, Federal Net Zero Advisory Committee (Canada)
Marzia Zafar

Marzia Zafar

Director, Policy & Strategy, Kaluza
Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Director, Growth & Strategy, Jacobs
Darren Williams

Darren Williams

CEO, Eco2
Julianne Den Decker

Julianne Den Decker

Senior Vice President, Project Delivery CANDU Energy, SNC-Lavalin
Christofer Mowry

Christofer Mowry

CEO, General Fusion
Fred Dermarkar

Fred Dermarkar

President & CEO, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Anurag Gupta

Anurag Gupta

Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Sequoia Investment Management Company
James Murphy

James Murphy

Chief Strategy Officer, National Nuclear Laboratory
John Gorman

John Gorman

President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association
Jason Langrish

Jason Langrish

President, The Energy Roundtable

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Programme

Thursday, October 28
Canada House, London
      MC Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable
      1:00 pm Opening remarks by H.E. Ralph Goodale, P.C., High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom

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      1:10 pm Global Solution Providers Perspective: A discussion regarding energy trends, challenges, and opportunities from a global energy solution’s provider perspective.

  • Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Nuclear and Civil Solutions, Fluor
  • Julianne Den Decker, Senior Vice President, Project Delivery, SNC-Lavalin
  • Andrew Bailey, Director, Growth and Strategy, Jacobs

Session chair: Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable

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      1:50 pm The Future Grid: A discussion on the evolution of the grid and its power sources.

  • Marzia Zafar, Director, Policy & Strategy, Kaluza
  • Trevor Wills, Chief Operating Officer, Green Frog Power
  • Purvi Sapre, Managing Director, SEEIT, Sustainable Development Capital LLP

Session chair: Anurag Gupta, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Sequoia Investment Management Company

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      2:30 pm Mark Carney, COP 26 Finance Adviser and UN Special Envoy

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      2:50 pm Break
      3:10 pm Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency

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      3:30 pm Energy in Transition: A discussion on energy transition, and how to decarbonize all energy types.

  • Fred Dermarkar, President & CEO, Atomic energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
  • Darren Williams, Chief Executive, Eco2
  • Pratima Rangarajan, OGCI Climate Investments LLP

Session chair: Dan Wicklum, CEO, Transition Accelerator; Co-Chair, Federal Net Zero Advisory Committee (Canada)

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      4:20 pm New Nuclear Innovation: A discussion of new technological and financing developments in the nuclear sector, and its contribution to the decarbonization of our energy systems.

  • Joe McBrearty, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
  • Xanthe Kueppers, Head of Investor Relations, Sizewell C, EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd.
  • Christofer Mowry, CEO, General Fusion

Session chair: James Murphy, Chief Strategy Officer, National Nuclear Laboratory

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      5:00 pm Close by Jason Langrish, The Energy Roundtable

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      5:15 pm Reception with remarks by John Gorman, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association

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