2021 Annual Meeting, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Corporations and Industry in the Race to Net-Zero Emissions - with keynote speaker, Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman, Ørsted.
The Annual Meeting catalyzes dynamic discussions on the global transition to net-zero emissions. Speakers from the financial, energy services, oil and gas, and renewables sectors will share their experiences, and offer insights on the opportunities and the challenges as they navigate the transition.
Keynote: Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman, Ørsted
Panel: Traditional Heavy Weights in the Hydrocarbon Business
The future outlook for production and utilization of oil and gas is uncertain in the near term to 2030 but expected to decline substantially, under all scenarios consistent with longer term goals of the Paris Agreement. But trillions of dollars invested are in hydrocarbon supply, utilization assets and a global supply chain infrastructure. In this panel, we will hear the perspectives of senior executives in traditional hydrocarbon industries as they confront energy transition.
Panel: Disrupters and Emerging Technologies in Clean Energy
Unencumbered by existing carbon-intensive assets and long-term contracts with suppliers and customers, a host of emerging players are disupting the global energy economy. While the opportunities are enormous, these disruptors, face their own different set of uncertainties and challenges – from variable uptake of demand side technologies, inconsistent policy settings, the high cost of venture finance and inertia in supply chains. In this panel we will hear from three innovative leaders of high-profile companies at varying stages of rapid business growth.
Panel: Enablers – Project Delivery, Capital Allocators, and Business Services
At the heart of the energy transition are service providers who design, build and service energy infrastructure, allocate capital, advise on strategy and audit performance, for businesses in traditional and emerging sectors. Climate change and the energy transition are bringing new challenges, rapidly changing standards, and increased pressure from different stakeholders. In this panel we will hear from senior executives in the services sectors on how they are navigating these challenges and supporting customers and investors as they adapt to changing expectations.