London 2021

Taking place prior to COP26, the 2021 Canada UK Energy & Climate Summit  will gather leaders from the Canadian, UK and global energy sectors for discussions on Energy in Transition: The Road to Glasgow. Central to these discussions will be the concept of a Just Transition – energy transition as an opportunity for economic growth, jobs, and meaningful and durable community development. The event is hosted in partnership with the Canadian High Commission in London and the British Government. Chief executives of several major energy companies will attend the event, which will also include representation from government, civil society, 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, primarily via 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 Summit discussions will be 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. The Summit will consider regional experiences with industrial restructuring, the role of transition finance in advancing the process, and an examination of how to minimize the impacts, and maximize the benefits, for workers and communities. Discussions will further explore how best to take political economy dimensions into account in preparing robust, long-term, low-emission energy transition and regional industrial development strategies to 2030 and ultimately, to net zero by 2050.

Summit Partners

Summit Sponsors

2021 Speakers

Jason Langrish

Jason Langrish

President, The Energy Roundtable
H.E. Ralph Goodale, P.C.

H.E. Ralph Goodale, P.C.

High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom
Joe McBrearty

Joe McBrearty

President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Julia Pyke

Julia Pyke

Nuclear Development Director, Sizewell C, EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd.
Fred Dermarkar

Fred Dermarkar

President & CEO, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Dawne Hickton

Dawne Hickton

President, Energy, Security & Technology, Jacobs Engineering
Paul Howarth

Paul Howarth

President, National Nuclear Laboratory
Sandy Taylor

Sandy Taylor

President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin
Jim Breuer

Jim Breuer

President, Energy Solutions, Fluor

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Programme

     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
      1:10 pm British Government – speaker tbc
      1:30 pm Presidents Perspective: A discussion regarding energy trends, challenges, and opportunities from a global solution’s provider perspective.

  • Dawne Hickton, President, Energy, Security & Technology, Jacobs Engineering
  • Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin
  • Jim Breuer, President, Energy Solutions, Fluor

Session chair: tbc

      2:00 pm Utilities Perspective on Energy Trends

  • Julia Pyke, SZC Director of Financing and Economic Regulation, EDF Energy
  • Mike Marsh, President & CEO, Sask Power (invited)
  • speaker tbc

Session chair: tbc

      2:40 pm Keynote address – speaker tbc
 
      3:05 pm Networking break
      3:30 pm Energy in Transition: From Fossil Energy to Renewables to Grid Security

  • Fred Dermarkar, President & CEO, Atomic energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
  • Speakers tbc

Session chair: tbc

      4:20 pm
New Nuclear Innovation
  • Joe McBrearty, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
  • Paul Howarth, President, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)
  • Speakers tbc

Session chair: tbc

 
      5:00 pm

     

Close by Jason Langrish, The Energy Roundtable
    

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