Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Topic 2022: Net Zero power by 2035? The race to deploy and integrate renewables
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In the race to Net Zero, the G7 countries committed to fully decarbonise the electricity system by 2035. Across Europe countries, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy and security strategies are under fresh scrutiny as policymakers re-intensify work to reduce dependence on gas urgently. To ensure these ambitions become a reality will require a step change in efforts to deploy and securely integrate energy technologies, including offshore and onshore wind, solar and hydrogen. But are we on track to achieve this target?
The Aurora Renewables Summit London 2022 took place in-person on Tuesday 26th April in Central London, during the fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction round and at a time of rapidly rising interest in hydrogen, including amongst major renewables companies looking at the potential to diversify.
Our senior speakers, including Amber Rudd, former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; Louise Kingham, Senior VP for Europe & UK Country Chair at BP; and Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager at Vattenfall discussed energy under the most challenging of contexts: the geopolitical consequences of the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis. The main topics where the role of offshore wind in driving towards Net Zero power and investing in hydrogen as a complement for renewables.
The Summit welcomed over 300 delegates from across the renewables sector and provided a great networking platform with plenty of interaction opportunities during the day, including a drinks reception in the evening.
Special thanks to our speakers and partners for helping to make a success of the Summit. It was a pleasure to work with our premium partners bp and Lloyds Bank and our supporting partner Clarke Energy.
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The 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due to COVID-19
Power decarbonisation’s endgame: pathways to 2050 and implications for today’s strategy
Key topics included:
- Possible paths towards a zero-carbon power system in 2050, and drawing out the implications for how to act now to capture emerging opportunities
- The role of government policy in delivering a zero-carbon system
- Investment approaches that deliver the most resilient results in a fast-changing market
- The fundamental properties of merchant risk
- The usage and pricing corporate PPAs will develop in the years ahead
To download materials and view the agenda and speakers from previous Renewables Summit London events, please browse our event archive.