We are still hoping to run the conference on September 22-23 as planned, but are considering alternative options if it is not appropriate to do so. We will follow UK government guidelines on public events in light of COVID-19. We will update this website and our members and mailing list as soon as we have more clarity on the situation.
BIEE’s Oxford Conference is a biennial research conference that seeks to understand the drivers of change in energy, both positive and negative. The conference is aimed at energy analysts, researchers, strategy and policy thinkers from all backgrounds, including industry, academia and research organisations, government, the finance community, NGOs and consultancies. BIEE conferences are renowned for the quality of their speakers, for their open, productive discussion and debate and for the diverse range of participants. It is the mix of people and perspectives that makes this conference distinctive.
‘The conference is a fantastic opportunity and melting pot for people in the energy industry, from government from academia from other research organisations. One of the real advantages and one of the special features of the BIEE conference is it’s a place where all of those energy interested people come together. They learn from each other they spark off each other and they build new networks and new coalitions to help drive the energy sector forward.’
Professor Matthew Leach
The 2020 research conference will focus on building the foundations and policies of the low carbon transition aimed at achieving a net zero carbon society in a way that is fair and just. It will address how we live, work and travel, and how policy, infrastructure and the private sector can respond to enable the transformation of heat, transport and industry. It will consider international perspectives and what can be learnt from the experiences of other countries and market sectors.
This conference will be taking place just two months before the important UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, which is being held in Glasgow.
It will also coincide with the publication of the CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget brought forward to September to allow time for the Government to consider – and hopefully, in its view – adopt that recommendation prior to the COP.
Over the course of the year, to demonstrate that it is serious about net-zero, the Government will need to commit to this pathway and firm up its policy plans. The Government will be considering how to achieve the societal transformation required for net-zero which is precisely the focus of the BIEE conference.
Speakers from our 2019 conference, Chris Stark, The Committee on Climate Change, Guy Newey Energy Systems Catapult, Sara Vaughan E.ON, Jenni Saunders ex-NEA and Prof Jim Watson, UCL on how we create public support for the changes that will be neccessary to deliver Net Zero.
See the outline programme
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Sponsorship of this conference provides the opportunity to position your company at the forefront of low carbon innovation be it in technology, regulation, thought leadership, service delivery or finance. It has proved effective for companies seeking to recruit new talent in the sector. It provides access to students and young professionals, and opportunities to build relationships with the academic community to help access the much needed knowledge capital this sector demands.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this conference please email us to request a prospectus. A member of our sponsorship committee, Chris Harris and Will Webster, will be pleased to discuss options with you.
Phone Debbie Heywood BIEE Admin +441296747916
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 3rd 2020
Notification of Outcome: w/c April 27th
Presenter Registration Deadline: June 18th
Paper Submission Deadline: September 1st.
Presentation Deadline: September 11th
Conference: September 22nd – 23rd 2020
Chris Harris – Npower, Conference Chair
Alina Bakhareva – Elexon
Jorge Blazquez – BP
Dr Marie Claire Brisbois/ Dr Abigail Martin – University of Sussex
George Day/Dr Rose Chard – Energy Systems Catapult
Joe Perkins/Jane Dennett-Thorpe – Ofgem
Dhara Vyas/Elizabeth Errington – Citizens Advice
Adrian Gault – The Committee on Climate Change
Vivienne Geard – BEIS
Richard Green – Imperial College London
Tanja Groth – Sweco
Richard Howard – Aurora Energy Research
Severine Turgis/Jaakko Kennila – Energy UK
Prof David Newbery – University of Cambridge
Dr Maria Sharmina – Tyndall Centre University of Manchester
Prof Peter Taylor – University of Leeds
Will Webster – Oil and Gas UK
Dr Grant Wilson – University of Birmingham