Energy Transition 2019
Changing the energy system to build a sustainable society
We know that we need to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, but how do we change the energy system to support transition to a sustainable society?
What role will the energy system play in the transition of the rest of society?
How can the different energy technologies work together in a new low carbon energy system?
What are the missing pieces of the puzzle – in technology, regulations and business models?
And how can we as citizens take part in the transformation of society?
The main focus of the conference is the role of the energy system in transition towards a sustainable society while continuing to be a driver for economic growth. European and international cooperation will be central to the conference. The conference is a blend of keynotes, panel debates and plenary discussions, and participants will be international experts from academia, industry, government and NGOs.
Energy Transition Conference 2019
Alexandra Bech Gjørv
Researcher Tyndall Centre for Climate Research
Henrik Solgaard Andersen
0900: Welcome by Johan Hustad
0915: Chat with Gunnar Bovim and Alexandra Bech Gjørv
What is the role of major universities and research institutions?
0930: Transition of the Integrated Energy System
Liv Lønnum - Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Guloren Turan - Global CCS Institute
Asgeir Tomasgard - NTNU
Stephen Bull - Equinor
Henrik Sætness - Statkraft
Panel Discussion: Liv Lønnum, Guloren Turan, Asgeir Tomasgard, Stephen Bull and Henrik Sætness
1230: Chat with Jae Edmonds and Helene Muri
The big picture - from ambition to action - what do we need to do?
1300: Well Below 2 Degrees - From Ambition to Action - Changing How We Live
Charlie Wilson - Tyndall Climate Research Centre
Asami Miketa - IRENA
Tiina Koljonen - VTT Research Centre
Christian Klöckner - NTNU
Bente Hagem - ENTSO-E
Panel Discussion: Charlie WIlson, Asami Miketa, Tiina Koljonen, Christian Klöckner, Bente Hagem and Atsushi Kurosawa (Institute of Applied Energy)
1500: New Technologies, Solutions, Gaps and Needs - The Transformation of Society
Henrik Solgaard Andersen - Equinor
Jenny Larfeldt - Siemens
Nathan Meehan - Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Frank O'Sullivan - MIT Energy Initiative
Jørgen Kildahl - eSmartSystems
Eli Aamot - SINTEF
Panel Discussion: Henrik Solgaard Andersen, Jenny Larfeldt, Nathan Meehan, Frank O'Sullivan, Jørgen Kildahl and Eli Aamot
1700: End of today
1930: Conference Dinner
Transition of the Integrated Energy System
The transition toward a low carbon energy system require fundamental changes to many elements in the total energy chain. Key factors in the transition are renewables, distributed energy generation, storage technologies, digitalization and active market participation by the consumer side. Some central topics and questions for this theme are:
- Integration of heat and electricity
- Integration across sectors like waste, heat, power, industry and transport
- Market incentives for short-term allocations and long-term investments
- Pricing of energy versus pricing of flexibility
- Digitalization and new business models
Well Below 2 Degrees – From Ambition to Action
This theme addresses the strategies needed to meet the objectives of the Paris agreement discussing the current status and what will be needed in terms of increased efforts: policies, technologies, behavior, and transformation of society. The theme will have a special focus on how to deal with uncertainty: climate risk, financial risk and policy risk.
- How does industry make investments under uncertainty?
- How does political uncertainty affect the choices made by the industry?
- How can policy makers reduce this uncertainty?
- Are there financial barriers preventing capital to be spent on the transition?
- What is needed to increase international cooperation?
The session will address how society can close the gap between the actions that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and climate researchers say are necessary, and the goals of political climate plans and the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement.
New Technologies, Solutions, Gaps and Needs – The Transformation of Society
This theme will focus on technological solutions that we are implementing or demonstrating today and which solutions we do not currently have, but that we need to develop. In addition, the session will address the transformation of society focusing on the role of citizens in the energy transition.
- How can technologies drive new economic growth while driving towards a zero emission society?
- What are the possibilities and barriers in this transition, and how can we stimulate accelerated transition?
- How can we stimulate new businesses and investments in new opportunities?
- Are there “Magic technologies” – what are realistic technologies?
- How will we live our lives in the future, and what are the major changes of lifestyle that will come?
- How do we travel in the future, what kind of buildings do we live in, and what do we eat?
- What is the approach of developing countries to the transition?
The session will address how we can utilize available technologies as a first step toward a zero emission society and how we can use this for development of the next steps. The session will also address how these technological changes may change how we live our lives in the next decades. Will technology drive change in society, or will society drive change in technology?
The International advisory board for the Energy Transition Initiative:
- Jae Edmonds, University of Maryland/JGCRI,
- Nick Eyre, Oxford University,
- Carolyn Fischer, Resources for the Future,
- Richard Green, Imperial college,
- Christian von Hirschhausen, TU Berlin,
- Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin,
- Steven Gabriel, University of Maryland and NTNU,
- Volker Krey, IIASA,
- Mark O´Malley, NREL,
- Reinhard Madlener RWTH Aachen,
- David Newbury, Cambridge University,
- Sergey Paltsev, MIT,
- Michael Pollit, Cambridge University,
- Frank O´Sullivan, MIT.
- Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU (chair)
- Johan Hustad, NTNU
- Fride Vullum-Bruer, NTNU
- Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, NTNU
- Erica Lösftröm, NTNU
- Hege Jørgensen Tunstad, NTNU
- Ottar Skagen, Equinor
- Hege Rognø, Equinor
- Per Ivar Karstad, Equinor
- Tor Ulleberg, Equinor
- Ragne Hildrum, Statkraft
- Audun Rosland, Miljødirektoratet
- Stig Ødegaard Ottesen, eSmartSystems
- Beate Nossum, Footprint
- Snorre Valen, Technoport
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