IPFA UK Webinar
Pathways to Net Zero
Important notice: With the escalation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a number of our members are facing strict travel and meeting attendance restrictions. In light of these concerns, this event is now taking place as webinar on Wednesday 1st April at 12:30 BST. If you have already registered for the event your registration has automatically been transferred and we have sent you the link to allow you to join the live webinar.
Climate change is happening: it is critical to focus on how the UK can achieve its legally binding commitment to reach net zero by 2050.
So what does net zero really mean and how are we going to achieve it? At this event, discussions will focus on three key areas: what does net zero mean for electricity demand and what changes can we expect to see, what does net zero mean for electricity generation and the UK’s future energy mix and what does net zero mean for investment in the power sector in the UK and the role net zero will play in driving ESG-lead investment decisions.
- Silke Goldberg
Partner, Energy Law, Herbert Smith Freehills
Setting the Scene and Moderator - What does net zero mean for the energy sector ? How can we decarbonise electricity generation whilst meeting growing energy needs? Where will our supply security come from and what sort of energy infrastructure do we need to achieve Net Zero? Has Covid-19 changed anything?
- Erik Rakhou
Management Consultant, Baringa
Alternate Member, ACER Board of Appeal
Demand - What will net zero, and associated policy measures pressure such as carbon pricing, do to the demand of electricity and the increased need for low carbon power as we use electricity to decarbonise heating and transport. Will Covid-19 have an impact on these policies?
- Tom Sumpster
Head of Infrastructure, LGIM
Financing - How will the investment community be affected? We will consider ESG and how certain technologies might need to be viewed in a different light in the context of achieving net zero. Can energy infrastructure be a key element in the economic recovery of Covid-19? Do infrastructure funds have a role to play?
- Julia Pyke
Nuclear Development Director, EDF Energy
Generation - What will change for the electricity generators? We will discuss an increase in offshore wind, a need for new nuclear capacity and the development of energy hubs to provide flexibility.