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Midlands Energy Summit - 2021

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Held in partnership with the University of Nottingham’s Energy Innovation and Collaboration team the 2021 Midlands Energy Summit will explore how Government, businesses, academia and civil society come together to ensure that clean growth can underpin our future economy.

As we continue our recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis focus is increasingly turning to the global climate crisis.

In addition the Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine sets out, with a unified voice, the Midlands Engine Partnership’s collective plan: actions to be taken in partnership which will accelerate both the Midlands and the UK’s path to net zero.

By advancing the Plan, the Midlands is committing to deliver a 36% reduction in CO2 emissions from current regional levels, while also creating 196,000 high-value, high-skill jobs to boost productivity and generate a further £24.2 billion GVA for the region’s economy – by 2041.

In order to meaningfully address the climate challenge, it is essential that the way we create, use, store and distribute energy is put at the centre of this discussion.

The summit will bring together business, academia and policy makers to explore how we can accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies and a move towards cleaner new energy industries.

Set post-COP26 the Summit will also provide the opportunity to discuss the latest thinking and how this directly relates to the business community in the Midlands. 

Though a series of key notes and panel discussions we will look to:

  • Understand the future of energy supply, demand, cost and security and the implications for your business
  • Understand what drivers the region takes from the COP26 Summit outcomes
  • Understand the pace and scale of transition required to tackle climate change and to achieve net zero targets on a local, regional, national and international basis
  • Explore and highlight the regional opportunities and threats 
  • Hear about the development of new technologies to ensure business demands are met in the near future and beyond
  • Be part of the discussion on what the regional energy strategy should look like 
  • Discuss the regional picture on innovation, energy creation, storage and distribution

Who should attend?

Senior management, business owners and decision makers from all sectors, particularly those responsible for operations, facilities management, energy contract management, business sustainability and environmental activities, plus policy makers, local authorities and those working in any field in, or aligned to, the energy sector.

Agenda (to be finalised):

  • Welcome and overview of the Summit - Chris Hobson, Director of Policy and External Affairs, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) 
  • A Sustainable Future - Professor Shearer West, Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham
  • Overview of the Energy Markets – Stephen Atkins, Head of Procurement & Global Risk Management, The Consultus International Group 
  • Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and innovation from the nuclear sector - Cavendish Nuclear
  • Approach to developing the roll out of low carbon hydrogen (tbc)
  • Addressing societal challenges through energy research, innovation, and collaboration - Professor David Grant, Director of the University of Nottingham Energy Institute
  • Panel discussion


Booking your place:

This event is free of charge to attend and will be delivered online via Goto Webinar - reserve your place on the Goto Platform here

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