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Please note: This event finished on 10 October 2018

The UK Low Carbon Economy Summit will determine strategies for establishing a high growth low carbon economy through the transport and energy intensive industries in-line with the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. Bringing together low carbon policy makers, industry and innovators, the two-day summit will address approaches for improving efficiency across business, industry & transport, and enabling the shift toward a low carbon economy.

Agenda

“ With decarbonisation across all sectors of the UK economy taking centre stage throughout the 2020’s, meeting carbon emission targets and supporting the development of clean technologies have become the building blocks to Britain’s low carbon future. ”

With decarbonisation across all sectors of the UK economy taking centre stage throughout the 2020’s, meeting carbon emission targets and supporting the development of clean technologies have become the building blocks to Britain’s low carbon future. The UK Low Carbon Economy Summit will determine strategies for establishing a high growth low carbon economy through the transport and energy intensive industries in-line with the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. Bringing together low carbon policy makers, industry and innovators, the two-day summit will address approaches for improving efficiency across business, industry & transport, and enabling the shift toward a low carbon economy.

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - Policy & Outlook

Meeting carbon emission targets, whilst also being able to manage the energy demands of the UK economy, is a challenge policy makers, industry and innovators have to face together. This session will consider policy & outlook for achieving energy efficiency across both the industrial and commercial sectors. Attention will be paid to meeting the policy commitments set by the UK Government, establishing a circular economy, economic growth potential, community energy initiatives, the impact of Brexit, and potential for exporting the UK energy efficiency market.

Schedule:

  • 9:20 Chair Opening Address
  • 9:25 Mark Atherton, Assistant Director Environment,
    Greater Manchester Environment Team
  • 9:45 Northern Power House Leading the way on Lower Emissions Panel Discussion

    * Mark Knowles Head of Low Carbon, Liverpool City Region CA

    * Rafael Cuesta, Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester


    * Mark Lewis, Low Carbon Consultant of Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • 10:30 Emma, Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor, Ørsted
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 2 - Technology & Innovation

The transition to a cleaner, smarter power system is well underway, with innovation propelling the sector forward. This case-study led session will consider the latest technological advances shaping the future direction of the industry. Attention will be paid to developments across the sector including Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage (CCUS), Hydrogen and Renewables. Key themes for the session will include: Reducing costs through technological innovation. Drawing upon global experience to determine how CCUS could transform the UK industrial sector and reduce carbon emissions. Decarbonising fossil fuel intensive industries through cutting edge CCUS technology. Using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions with domestic heat and supplying power to local areas. Current status and future trends within the renewable sector including cost reduction strategy, and the latest technological advances across solar PV technologies & offshore wind platforms.

Schedule:

  • 11:45 Adam Baddeley, Head of Project Delivery, Progressive Energy - Hy-Net Project
  • 12:05 Costain Case Study
  • 12:25 Steinar Eikaas, Head of Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor,

    Clean, Affordable and Large-Scale Energy Solutions Based on Hydrogen and CCS
  • 12:45 Steve Murphy, Value Catalyst - Finance Director, Pale Blu Dot,

    Rational Deployment of CCUS:

    The presentation will describe the emerging deployment of CCUS in the Northwest England, show how it is essential to decarbonising the economy, highlight lessons from other projects and address the importance of collaboration in cluster developments.
  • 13:05 Q&A
  • 13:15 Lunch and Networking

Sessions Three and Four

Session 3 - Resource Resilience & Infrastructure

With the UK’s energy sources diversifying the need to ensure resource and infrastructure resilience is a key industry concern. This session will focus upon ensuring the availability of resources to power a low-carbon economy, and addressing disruptions in resource availability, alongside improving the future resilience of infrastructure and strategies for managing existing high-carbon infrastructure. Key themes will include infrastructure & asset management, ensuring resource availability, developing networks, demand-side measures and supply chain evolution as part of the wider clean growth strategy. We will be looking at how hydrogen is being used to reduce carbon emissions with domestic heat and supply power to local areas.

Schedule:

  • 14:15 Chair Opening Address
  • 14:20 Case Study
  • 14:40 Sophie Lyons, Energy Consultant, Element Energy,

    A fossil free future: alternative fuel options for UK industry
  • 15:00 Julian Leslie, Head of Network Capability Electricity, National Grid System Operator

    How Is the ESO driving a low carbon network?

    Find out how the ESO with the TOs and DNOS across GB are working to find ways to accommodate more and more low carbon generation and what the future challenges will be.
  • 15:20 Q&A
  • 15:30 Coffee & Networking

Session 4 - Investment & Sustainability

With the UK already a world leader in renewable energies such as offshore wind, and opportunities to become global leaders in CCUS, investment in the sector holds great potential for both continued development and Britain’s export potential. This session will consider investment potential for cost-effective energy efficiency, funding opportunities, public & private partnerships for green initiatives, investing in R&D, and ensuring sustainability in the industry moving forward.

Schedule:

  • 15:45 Paula Carey, Managing Director, Carbon8 Systems Ltd
  • 16:05 Yodaly Sierra-Rubio, Senior Accounts Manager, EALA Energy, Accenture
  • 16:25 Dr Ben Caldecott Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
  • 16:45 Q&A
  • 16:55 End of conference

Sessions One and Two

Session 1 - Policy & Outlook

With the transport sector contributing 24% to UK Emissions and the number of vehicles on the road ever increasing, establishing a clean transport sector has become a key component of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy. This session will address government strategy toward reducing carbon dioxide emissions through the modernisation of the transport system. Discussion will consider strategies for meeting zero emission targets by 2050, Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs), public versus private sector developments, and current investment trends.

Schedule:

  • 9:25 Chair Opening Address
  • 9:30 Dr Bob Moran,Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy | Department for Transport
  • 9:50 Jonathan Murray, Policy & Operations Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
  • 10:10 Sukky Choongh- Campbell, Environment Manager, SMMT
  • 10:30 Main Sponsor
  • 10:50 Q&A
  • 11:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Session 2 - Fuel For the Future

With the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars to be ceased by 2040 the need to develop innovative and reliable alternatives is becoming of vital importance. This session will consider the latest developments across electric, hybrid and alternative fuel. Discussion will cover innovation, advancements and investment across all three markets, with particular attention paid to reducing fuel costs, air quality, the roll-out of hydrogen vehicles, battery technology, funding opportunities, decreasing costs for alternative fuel sources and managing a seamless transition to EV.

Schedule:

  • 11:45 Phil Cummings, Area Managing Director Arriva
  • 12:05 Kim Faithfull Wright, Technology Business Development Manager, Costain
  • 12:25 Peter Stephens, UK Government Director Nissan
  • 12:45 Case Study
  • 13:05 Q&A
  • 13:15 Lunch & Networking

Sessions Three and Four

Session 3 - Infrastructure & Supply Chain

As low carbon initiatives push at the boundaries of our existing transport network, advancing Britain’s transport infrastructure, and building the supply chain to support it, are of critical importance. This session will address challenges and solutions for adapting our existing transport network. Balancing the need to meet demand for an increasingly efficient transport system whilst providing solutions with minimal disruption will be a key focus. Discussion will consider supply chain optimisation, hydrogen refuelling stations, EV charging infrastructure deployment, reducing congestion, supporting infrastructure such as communication technology and adapting the roads for low carbon transport, alongside generating partnerships and commercial opportunities within the field.

Schedule:

  • 14:20 Case Study
  • 14:40 Alan Clarke, Head of Sustainability & Clean Air Policy, Uber
  • 15:00 Noel Dolphin, Director, Furrer+Frey
  • 15:20 Q&A
  • 15:30 Coffee & Networking

Session 4 - Technology, Innovation & Autonomy

Innovation stands as a key driving force behind the new transport landscape. This session will take an in-depth look at the latest technological advances shaping the industry. Attention will be paid to future car technologies, sustainable travel, the latest advances in low carbon technology across passenger cars, buses & commercial vehicles, and funding opportunities for research & development within the sector. In the face of a rapidly evolving transport network, the session will also discuss the latest developments within autonomous vehicle technology and the place for such technology in the changing transport landscape.

Schedule:

  • 15:45 Dr. Nick Coleman, Member, Life Cycle Assessment Expert Group, WorldAutoSteel, Principal Sustainability Sustainability Specialist, Tata Steel



    Steel: The Low Carbon Innovator for Sustainable Transport

    Learn how steel, the material, is evolving with new advanced grades to help global automakers manufacture more sustainable vehicles.
  • 16:05 Innovate UK Representative
  • 16:25 Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles
  • 16:45 Q&A
  • 16:55 End of Conference

Speakers

All speakers are invited unless stated confirmed