Financing the Energy Transition - Conference Programme

Financing the Energy Transition – how policy regulation and markets can work together to get the funds to flow


Thursday September 19th 2013

09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  Prof. Charles Hendry MP

Session 1: Defining the Investment Challenge

Session Chair: Prof. Charles Hendry MP
10:05 Uk Electricity Market Reform- Blueprint for Europe or Poisoned Chalice?
Volker Beckers, Former Group CEO, RWE npower
10:25 UK Energy Policy : A Little Less Intervention, a Little More Action
Nick White, Managing Partner, Arthur D Little
10:45 What the Energy Bill means in practise
Peter Atherton, Equity Research, Liberium Capital Ltd
11:05 Q&A
11:15-11:30 Coffee

Session 2: Current Trends in Energy Investment

Session Chair : Prof Jim Watson , Research Director, UKERC
11:30 Emerging Trends in Energy Technology Venturing
Dr. Dominic Emery, VP Long-Term Planning, BP plc
11:50 Why is nuclear power so difficult to finance?
Prof. Gordon MacKerron, Director, SPRU, University of Sussex 
12:10 Clean Energy Investment Trends:History and Prospects
Guy Turner, Director, Head of Economics and Commodities, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
12:30 Q&A
12:45-13:45 Lunch

Session 3: Attracting the Funds to Finance Investment in Energy

Session Chair: Dr William Blyth, Oxford Energy Associates
13:45 What investors want
Jeremy Tigue, Director, Head of Global Equities ,Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust
14:05 Financing a changing UK power sector
Neil Bush, Head of Energy Economics, DECC
14:25 Investing in uncertainty:the changing face of the global energy mix
Jason Channell, Director Global Alternative Energy and Cleantech Equity Research, Citi
14:45 Q&A
15:00 Tea

 Parallel Sessions : Issues and Insights

 Panel 1 : Oil and Gas

Panel 2  : Clean Energy

Session Chair: Ben Klooss BP plc Session Chair: Dr Peter Connor, University of Exeter
15:15 UK Gas: distractions and challenges
Prof. Jonathan Stern, Chairman,
Natural Gas Programme, OIES
The Low Carbon transition and the challenge for distribution grids
Ben Wilson, Director of Strategy and Regulation, UK Power Networks
15:35 Innovative partnerships for the energy transition
Ruth Cairnie, Executive VP Strategy
and Planning, Shell
Kirsty Hamilton, Low Carbon Finance Group
15:55 Global Oil Majors: A broken business model?
Hootan Yazhari,  Managing Director, Head of EMEA Oil & Gas Equity Research, Bank of America  Merrill Lynch
Reform in the power sector and the implications for allocating capital
Stephen Nash, Manager, Baringa Partners
16:15 Q&A Q&A

Concluding Session: Lessons to take away

Panel chaired by Lord Howell , Ruth Cairnie, Kirsty Hamilton and 1 other
17:15 Refreshments and Networking
18:00 Close

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