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NTNU Energy Transition Conference 2023 introduction

Crisis, Crossroads, and Courage

The NTNU Energy Transition Conference 2023 was arranged on March 21, in Olavshallen in Trondheim. The conference theme was ‘Crisis, Crossroads, and Courage’, and brought together experts from around the world to discuss important topics leading to a successful transition to a zero-emission society.

The program focused on three key themes: i) transitioning industries and global trade, ii) the role of infrastructure and storage, and iii) future technologies and lifestyle changes.

Speakers 2023



Dimitri Lorenzani,
Cabinet Member of VP,
European Commission

Andreas Bjelland Eriksen,
State Secretary,
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Alexandra Bech Gjørv,

Anne Borg,

Helge Haugane,
Sr. VP, Gas & Power Marketing, Midstream and Processing,

Frode Leversund,

Marie Jaroni,
Head of Decarbonization and Sustainability,
Thyssenkrupp Steel

Matt Ries,
Director, Strategic Leadership and Sustainability,
DC Water

Linda Steg,
University of Groningen

Magnus Korpås,

Andreas Kuhlmann,
Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)

Graham Holman,
Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltd.

Mark O'Malley,
Imperial College London

Henrik Sætness,
EVP Corporate Staff,

Daria Taglioni,
Research Manager, Development Economics,
The World Bank

Knut Einar Rosendahl,

Francis (Frank) O’Sullivan,
MIT and Managing Director S2G Ventures

Astrid Skjønborg Brunt,
General Counsel, European and international affairs,

Sølve Sondbø,
Head of Section for Green Business Infrastructure,
Vestland County Council 

Egil Matsen,
NTNU Business School 

Thina Margrethe Saltvedt,
Chief Analyst,
Sustainable Finance, Nordea

Conference 2023

Conference 2023

Welcoming remarks and keynotes to set the scene for the conference day.


Dimitri Lorenzani, European Commision

Andreas Bjelland Eriksen, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Anne Borg, NTNU

Global supply disruptions, high prices, geopolitical instability, and the continued transition away from carbon-intensive energy systems have led to an Energy crisis in Europe in 2022. Global trade patterns are affected both by the geopolitical situation and climate related measures like carbon border adjustment mechanisms. What could this mean for renewable energy, upcoming industry transformations, fuel substitutions, CCS and CO2-removal? Looking at international companies and global trade, this session aims to better understand the situation and how we better can align goals.


Daria Taglioni, The World Bank

Helge Haugane, Equinor

Marie Jaroni, Thyssenkrupp Steel

Graham Holman, Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltd.

Knut Einar Rosendahl, NMBU

Almost overnight, energy security became a major concern in the short term, but also so for the whole energy transition. Major infrastructure projects got halted, some shut down or even blown up impacting the global market. Can critical infrastructure become more resilient and how will it have to be monitored? Is repurposing existing infrastructure – here mainly pipelines for hydrogen transport – a sustainable option or do we even need to build new? How does storage factor into these global markets, for both CO2 and fuels? This session aims to shed light over what solutions exist, what emerging technologies should we be looking at, and how we can foster development in turbulent times.


Frode Leversund, Gassco

Magnus Korpås, NTNU

Mark O'Malley, Imperial College London

Andreas Kuhlmann, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena)

Astrid Skjønborg Brunt, Statnett

The Dialogue Session dedicated to "Climate Finance" at the NTNU Energy Transition Conference 2023, explores the challenges of finding funding for climate policy and the mismatch between ambition and action in implementing climate adaptation projects.


Francis (Frank) O’Sullivan, MIT and S2G Ventures

Egil Madsen, NTNU Business School

Thina Margrethe Saltvedt, Nordea

The energy transition and path towards a zero-emission society depends both on new solutions and lifestyle changes. In this session we explore some of these and their interfaces. With climate change and harsher weather conditions, solutions for how to heat and cool our buildings are increasingly important. For example, the energy transition raising new demands for sustainable transport, energy efficiency, flexible consumers, sector coupling and infrastructure.  What is needed to succeed in a deep decarbonization globally, and how does citizen engagement factor into the equation, in terms of policy and behavioural adaptation? These are some of the aspects the conference aims to take a closer look at.


Linda Steg, University of Groningen

Henrik Sætness, Statkraft

Matt Ries, DC Water

Alexandra Bech Gjørv, SINTEF

Sølve Sondbø, Vestland County Council

NTNU Energy Transition Week 2023 program

NTNU Energy Transition Week 2023




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Programme Committee 2023

Programme Committee 2023

  • Rita V. D'Oliveira Bouman, NTNU
  • Steffen Kallbekken, CICERO
  • Anne Jortveit, Klimastiftelsen
  • Pål Rasmussen, Gassco
  • Astrid Sørensen, Gassco
  • Anne Neumann, NTNU
  • Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU
  • Massimo Busuoli, NTNU Brussels
  • Elisabeth Alne Hendriks, Equinor
  • Marianne Ryghaug, NTNU
  • Christian A. Klöckner, NTNU,
  • Victoria Griffiths, Statkraft
  • Pål Kristian Moen, Statkraft