Rethinking the Energy Industry in the 2020s: Global, Australian and UK Perspectives

Rethinking the Energy Industry in the 2020s: Global, Australian and UK Perspectives

The global economy is facing the challenge of a major energy transition, to achieve what the World Economic Forum calls ‘a more inclusive, sustainable, affordable and secure energy system that provides solutions to global energy-related challenges, while creating value for business and society.’

With dramatic economic, political and social dynamics likely to be in play in the 2020s, this challenge will define the decade ahead with far-reaching implications for wealth, health and security.

Join us for this webinar to hear from David Hone, Chief Climate Change Advisor for Shell, one of the world’s largest energy companies, on how Shell is responding to COVID-19, their scenario modelling for the next ten years and their insights on what the decade ahead is likely to mean for the energy transition, energy markets and the goals of the Paris Agreement.

David will be joined by expert speakers Professor Cameron Hepburn of the University of Oxford, Stella Saris-Chow of ANZ and Seb Henbest of Bloomberg NEF on the economic and financial dimensions of reducing emissions and developing alternative energy solutions including how this will intersect with the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell

David joined Shell in 1980, after graduating as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Adelaide. During his time with Shell he has worked in refinery technology, oil trading and shipping areas.

David is a board member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and served as Chairman between 2011 and 2013. He is also a board member of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) in Washington DC.

David posts regularly on his energy and climate change blog and contributes to The Energy Collective, a US-based blog. He has also written a book on climate change, ‘Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma’.

Stella Saris Chow, Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ

Stella has over 15 years’ banking experience and has held a number of structured finance roles in Asia, the United Kingdom and Australia.

She is currently the Head of Sustainable Finance, International, focused on originating and structuring sustainable debt product for clients. Formerly, a Director, Loans & Specialised Finance for ANZ, Stella has experience in energy and infrastructure financing in Asia.

Since 2009, Stella has been based in Singapore and has experience across Asia and the Pacific. Transaction experience includes advising and arranging finance in the utilities and infrastructure sector in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Stella is involved in setting and implementing the bank’s strategy in relation to environmental sustainability.

Seb Henbest, Chief Economist, Bloomberg NEF

Seb Henbest is the Chief Economist for Bloomberg NEF in London.

He was previously the Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa for BNEF, overseeing the firm’s regional power, gas and carbon analysis and the development of its EMEA business. He also lead BNEF’s energy economics analysis and produces its flagship publication, the New Energy Outlook.

Seb writes on energy and carbon market economics for BNEF, and contributes to third party publications such as the London School of Economics Business Review and the Lowy Interpreter. He speaks regularly at energy industry conferences and events, is quoted widely in print media, and has appeared as an expert commentator on ABC TV, Sky News, ABC Radio, and Bloomberg TV. In 2012 he gave evidence to the House of Representatives Economics Committee in Australia on the pricing dynamics of linking Australia’s Carbon Price Mechanism with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

Professor Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, University of Oxford

Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He also serves as the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, based at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.

Cameron has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges across disciplines including engineering, biology, philosophy, economics, public policy and law, drawing on degrees in law and engineering (Melbourne University) and masters and doctorate in economics (Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar). He has co-founded three successful businesses and has provided advice on energy and environmental policy to government ministers (e.g. China, India, UK and Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN).

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