The Energy Transition 2020 - a series of webinars

The Energy Transition 2020 - a series of webinars

The Energy Transition 2020 will be organized as a series of webinars, as the conference planned for March was canceled. We are trying to keep as much of the original programme and speakers as possible and will update the website consecutively. A recordring of each webinar will be found on this page.

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The topics and dates are:

  • The world in crisis                                             20 May - Programme and PPT slides below
  • Is there a future for fossil energy?                    16 June
  • The game-changers in the transition                Date tbc
  • Radical social and technological Innovation     Date tbc
  • Visions of the future                                         Date tbc



Webinar - Is There a Future for Fossil Energy?

Webinar - Is There a Future for Fossil Energy?

16 June at 13.30-16.00


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Confirmed Speakers 

Marie Bysveen, Chief Market Developer, Sintef Energy Research

Anders Opedal, Executive Vice President, Equinor

Therese Hugstmyr Woie, Head of Nature and Youth

Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

Xavier Chen, President of the Beijing Energy Club

David Daniels, Chief Energy Modeler at the U.S. Energy Information Administration 






The expert panel consists of:

  • Volker Krey, Professor IIASA and NTNU
  • Anders Strømman, Professor NTNU
  • Jae Edmonds, Chief scientist Joint Global Change Research Institute
  • Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes, Pro-Rector for Innovation and Professor Medical Technology NTNU
  • Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin

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International advisory board

  • Carolyn Fischer, Resources for the Future
  • Christian von Hirschhausen, TU Berlin
  • David Newbury, Cambridge University
  • Frank O´Sullivan, MIT
  • Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin
  • Jae Edmonds, JGCRI
  • Michael Pollit, Cambridge University
  • Mark O´Malley, NREL
  • Nick Eyre, Oxford University
  • Reinhard Madlener RWTH Aachen
  • Richard Green, Imperial college
  • Sergey Paltsev, MIT
  • Steven Gabriel, University of Maryland and NTNU
  • Volker Krey, IIASA

Programme Comittee

  • Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU Energy Transition Initiative (chair)
  • Marius Korsnes, KULT
  • Eirik Byklum, Equinor
  • Ottar Skagen, Equinor
  • Ragne Hildrum, Statkraft
  • Svein Erik Losnegård, Gassco
  • Anne Jortveit, Norsk Klimastiftelse
  • Snorre Valen, Technoport
  • Per Ivar Karstad, NTNU Energy Transition Initiative
  • Rita V. D'Oliveira Bouman, NTNU Energy Transition Initiative
  • Anne Neumann, NTNU Energy Transition Initiative
  • Antti Silvast, NTNU Energy Transition Initiative

Energy Transition Newsletter

Video: Energy Transition Conference 2020

Webinars 2020


The webinars blend keynotes, panel and plenary discussions among international experts from academia, industry, government and NGOs. 

There will be around 20 keynote speakers and panel participants. The webinars present challenging cases on the role of energy systems to build a sustainable society.

The webinars are key meeting points to debate challenges and solutions for the transition to a future sustainable energy system.

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