Energy Transition Week

NTNU Energy Transition Conference 2024

Building Momentum for Sustainable Solutions

12 March, Clarion Hotel Trondheim

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Gain strategic insight into the world of global energy - markets, geopolitics, research, upcoming industry transformations, and current trends, as we continue our transition away from carbon-intensive energy systems.

Welcome to the NTNU Energy Transition Conference 2024 in Trondheim March 12. This year's conference theme is ‘Building Momentum for Sustainable Solutions’.

Preliminary program

Preliminary program

A few key presenter will take stock of the policy landscape. Reporting on the current situation and how to get back on track.


Marianne Sivertsen Næss,
Member of Parliament, Chair,
The Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment


Jim McFarland,
Senior Economist,
U.S. EPA's Climate Change Division 

Matthew Baldwin,
Deputy Director-General,
Energy Department of the European Commission

Tor Grande,
Rector,
NTNU

On the journey towards a sustainable energy transition, a pivotal aspect is the upscaling of green technologies and solutions. The development needs ramping up if we are to meet our goals. This raises questions, like:

  • How can we effectively balance environmental preservation and cultural practices with the pressing need for faster implementation of renewable generation?
  • What political incentives and new regulations must be implemented to catalyze faster change?
  • How can and should education and workforce development help us deliver the competence needed at the right time?
  • How does international competition and geopolitics affect investments

This session will focus on the need for action to reach the targets of the Paris-agreement, and the need to recognize global differences and the challenges of emerging economies.


Joakim Lagerholm,
Vice President,
Siemens Energy Nordics

Laura Hurley,
Director of Policy,
Xiron Global

Ragnhild Ulvik,
Senior Vice President,Future Business,
Statkraft

Mona Mølnvik,
Research Director, executive VP for Gas technology,
SINTEF Energy Research

Arunabha Ghosh,
Founder-CEO,
CEEW
 

In this session we will shed light on the role of circular value chains in the energy transition. Sustainable solutions rely on robust supply chains beyond the scope of the energy sector alone. Manufacturers grapple with the challenges of meeting escalating demand, increased deglobalization and geopolitical tension while also navigating the complexities of the energy transition themselves, like reducing emissions and strict technological and environmental regulations. This raises critical questions, like:

  • How can we safeguard the resilience of vital components within a circular economy when the materials required by emerging green technologies and the surrounding regulations, remains uncertain?
  • How does deglobalization affect the circular value chains?
  • And how does this again influence the transition of transport and industry?

Arild Aspelund,
Professor,
NTNU

Aude Pommeret,
Professor of Economics,
University Savoie Mont Blanc

Maria Varteressian,
State Secretary for Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Labour Party


Jana Krägenbring-Noor,
Head of Environmental Sustainability,
Mercedes-Benz AG


Stephan Krinke,
Head of Sustainability Management and Life Cycle Engineering,
Fraunhofer IST
 

The energy transition and the required speed with which it needs to happen inevitably leads to conflicts between decarbonizing the energy system and other important domains such as biodiversity, cultural traditions, and human needs. In this session, we will outline these challenges by looking at examples and explore ways to balance these legitimate needs and perspectives.

  • How can we equip our democracies with the tools to be able to both make fast decisions, succeed with the sustainable transition, and engage citizens and stakeholders in a fair and balanced way?
  • How can we progress from resistance to not just acceptance but engagement in the transition?
  • How can we monitor the progress of this transition beyond looking at GDP and CO2 emissions, for example by assessing well-being effects, natural and cultural wealth?


Morten Halleraker,
SVP New Business & Investments,
Equinor


Swetha Ravi Kumar,
Executive Director,
FSR Global


Richard Damania,
Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Practice Group,
The World Bank

Anna Wieczorek,
Professor, Chair of sustainable innovation and transitions,
Eindhoven University of Technology the Netherlands

Mirey Atallah,
Chief of the Nature for Climate Branch,
UNEP
 

speakers 2024

Speakers

 


Marianne Sivertsen Næss,
Member of Parliament, Chair,
The Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment


Tor Grande,
Rector,
NTNU

Joakim Lagerholm,
Vice President,
Siemens Energy Nordics

Jim McFarland,
Senior Economist,
U.S. EPA's Climate Change Division 


Morten Halleraker,
SVP New Business & Investments,
Equinor


Mirey Atallah,
Chief of the Nature for Climate Branch,
UNEP

Ragnhild Ulvik,
Senior Vice President,Future Business,
Statkraft

Matthew Baldwin,
Deputy Director-General,
Energy Department of the European Commission


Swetha Ravi Kumar,
Executive Director,
FSR Global


Arunabha Ghosh,
Founder-CEO,
CEEW

Richard Damania,
Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Practice Group,
The World Bank

Maria Varteressian,
State Secretary for Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Labour Party


Jana Krägenbring-Noor,
Head of Environmental Sustainability,
Mercedes-Benz AG


Arild Aspelund,
Professor,
NTNU

Mona Mølnvik,
Research Director, executive VP for Gas technology,
SINTEF Energy Research

Stephan Krinke,
Head of Sustainability Management and Life Cycle Engineering,
Fraunhofer IST

Anna Wieczorek,
Professor, Chair of sustainable innovation and transitions,
Eindhoven University of Technology the Netherlands

Aude Pommeret,
Professor of Economics,
University Savoie Mont Blanc

Laura Hurley,
Director of Policy,
Xiron Global

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About ETC

The NTNU Energy Transition Conference is an annual meeting arena for industry, policymakers, academia, and NGOs. The objective is to share the latest knowledge on the transition to sustainable energy systems, share views and translate ambitions to actions that will accelerate our pathway to a zero emission society.

The event is part of the NTNU Energy Transition Week, which also includes the dedicated workshops and other networking events.

The conference is free and open to everyone.

Moderator:

Moderator
 


Nisha Pillai
Conference host, journalist, and
former BBC news presenter

 

Programme committee 2024

Programme Committee 2024: 

  • Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU
  • Anders Hammer Strømman, NTNU
  • Anne Neumann, NTNU
  • Anne Steenstrup-Duch, SINTEF
  • Astrid Sørensen, Equinor
  • Even Bjørnstad, Enova
  • Julius Wesche, NTNU
  • Mari Grooss Viddal, Statkraft
  • Marie Bysveen, SINTEF
  • Massimo Busuoli, NTNU Brussels
  • Matilde Brox Bordal, NTNU
  • Morten A. Biering, NTNU
  • Sanjanaa Achar, Equinor
  • Terese Løvås, NTNU
  • Tone Knudsen, Statkraft
  • Vivek Sinha, NTNU
  • William Christensen, OED

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Need accommodation?


Clarion Hotel:
Email groups.cl.trondheim@strawberry.no and reference 'Energy Transition'.

Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel:
Use this link before 15th February.

 

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