Join us at the BIEE’s 11th Oxford research conference which will bring together industry leaders, policymakers and academics to explore the big trends and likely discontinuities in energy over the next five to ten years and to look at how innovation will change the future energy mix and the thrust of policy. Watch speakers and participants discussing the questions and topics that will be debated at the conference with Prof Matthew Leach, Charles Hendry, Martin Haigh, Steve Jennings, James Leaton, Volker Beckers, Carina Correia, David Gudgin, Dr Matt Hannon.
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Innovation and disruption are characteristics of current energy industries and markets, nationally and globally. Every part of the energy sector is experiencing rapid change and high rates of innovation, with some examples of managed transitions, but often with disruptive transformation driven by external factors.
Hear from high level speakers and thought leaders including Barbara Buchner, Prof Mariana Mazzucato, Steve Jennings, James Leaton, Volker Beckers, Sara Bell and Prof Michael Pollitt.
Visit our Videos page to see interviews with other speakers and participants including Martin Haigh Shell Scenarios Team on the energy transition, David Gudgin Albion Community Power on local generation and new business models and James Leaton Carbon Tracker Initiative on sources of disruption and the problems of forecasting such a rapidly changing sector.
We are running three plenary sessions and fourteen parallel sessions over the two days.
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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. The conference is avowedly international in outlook and attendance. It is the mix of people and perspectives that makes this conference distinctive.
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Delegates will participate in two days of stimulating, interactive discussion and debate on the impact of innovation and disruption on the energy sector and gain an overview of how “innovation” – not just technological innovation but innovations in policy and the way energy developments are financed – will transform the energy sector in the next five to ten years.
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This event has been certified for CPD purposes by the CPD Certification Service. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes.CPD or Continuous Personal/Professional Development is the term given to the continuation of learning through knowledge enhancement and is a mandatory or recommended requirement for many professions. Many employing organisations also have CPD schemes in place for their employees. Many professionals and employees are required to fulfil an annual CPD target, which is usually stipulated as a minimum number of hours. More information can be found here
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Prof Matthew Leach (Chair), University of Surrey
Dan Alchin , Energy UK
Volker Beckers, Chairman, Albion Community Power, Former CEO RWE Npower,
Dr William Blyth Oxford Energy Associates
Jessica Britton, University of Exeter
Dr Peter Connor, University of Exeter
George Day, Energy Technologies Institute
Dr Steven Fries, BEIS
Adrian Gault, The Committee on Climate Change
Prof. Richard Green, Imperial College Business School
Dr. Anouk Honore, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford
Paul Horsnell, Standard Chartered
Prof David Newbery, University of Cambridge
Dr Steve Sorrell, University of Sussex
Peter Stewart, Interfax
Jonathan Thurlwell, IPA Advisory
Paper Submission Deadline*: August 31st 2016
Final Registration Deadline: September 14th 2016
Presentation Deadline: September 15th 2016
Conference: September 21st – 22nd 2016
* accepted authors