Energy Transition 2017

Strategies for a sustainable energy future

7 March at Clarion Hotel & Congress, Trondheim

Wind turbine

Programme

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
Gunnar Bovim, Rector, NTNU and Margareth Øvrum, Executive Vice President, Statoil

9:15 - 9:35 Norwegian perspectives on the energy transition
Keynote: Terje Søviknes, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

9:35 - 10:05 Climate and energy scenarios towards 2050
Keynote: Volker Krey, Deputy Director, IIASA

Dialogue with moderator and expert group

10:05 - 11:05 Transition strategies towards a zero-emissions energy system
Keynote: Tom van Ierland, Head of Unit Strategy and Economic Assessment,  DG Climate Action, European Commission

Energy Transition - Is there a consolidated vision?
Keynote: Teresa Ponce de Leão, Vice-chair, European Energy Research Alliance/President of EuroGeoSurveys/President of LNEG

Dialogue with moderator and expert group

11:05 - 11:35 Break


11.35 - 12.30 Panel discussion: The Energy Transition
- Terje Søviknes, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway 
- Tom van Ierland, Head of Unit Strategy and Economic Assessment,  DG Climate Action, European Commission 
- Teresa Ponce de Leão, Vice-chair, European Energy Research Alliance/President of EuroGeoSurveys/President of LNEG 
- Margareth Øvrum, Executive Vice President, Statoil 
- Jürgen Tzschoppe, Executive Vice President, Statkraft

Interaction with expert group

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch


13:30 - 14:45 The role of fossil fuels and natural gas in 2030 and 2050
Keynote: Charles Soothill, Vice-chair,  Zero Emissions Platform.

Panel discussion:
- Prof. Christian von Hirschhausen TU Berlin & DIW Berlin
- Prof. Johan Hustad, Director,  Energy Strategic Area, NTNU
- Eirik Wærness,  Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Statoil
- Charles Soothill, Vice-chair, Zero Emissions Platform
- Nils Røkke, Executive Vice President, Sustainability, SINTEF

Comments from expert group

14:45 - 15:00 Break


15:00 - 16:00 Financial aspects of the energy transition
Keynote: Egil Matsen, Deputy Governor Norges Bank.

Panel discussion:
- Carsten Jung, Lead, climate risk analysis, Bank of England
- Egil Matsen, Deputy Governor, Norges Bank
- Christopher Weber, Senior Analyst, 2° Investing Initiative
- Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy Program, World Resources Institute
- Prof. Ragnar Torvik, NTNU

16:00 - 16:50  The transport transition - Electrification and new transport concepts
Keynote: John Cooper, Director General of Fuels Europe and CONCAWE

Mitigation in the transport sector
Keynote: Prof Anders Hammer Strømman, NTNU

Dialogue with moderator and comments from expert group

16:50 - 17:20 Break


17:20 - 18:40 Implications of Paris - How will NDCs affect the energy sector and industry?
Keynote: Jae Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Summary of results from Implications of Paris workshop held in Trondheim 6 March 2017.

Implications of Paris on Low Carbon Transition
Keynote: Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Panel discussion with:
- State Secretary Lars Andreas Lunde
- Jae Edmonds,  Joint Global Change Research Institute
- Prof. Rosina Bierbaum, University of Maryland and University of Michigan
- Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Vice President Sustainability, Statoil

Comments from expert group


19:00 Reception and buffet dinner

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Invited expert group

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  • Jae Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Carolyn Fischer, Senior fellow, Resources for the future
  • Prof. Steven Gabriel, University of Maryland
  • Rolf Golombek Frisch Centre, Director FME CREE.
  • Prof. Christian von Hirschhausen, TU Berlin, Director DIW Berlin.
  • Prof. Johan Hustad , Director Strategic area of  Energy, NTNU
  • Volker Krey, Deputy director, IIASA
  • Snorre Kverndokk, Senior Scientist, Frisch Centre
  • Prof. Reinhard Madlener, RWTH Aachen, Director Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN)
  • Prof. Mark O´ Malley, Director, UCD
  • Prof. Anders Hammer Strømman, NTNU
  • Frank O´Sullivan, Director, MIT
  • Ghassem Asrar, Director, Joint Global Change Research Institute, PNNL
  • Allen Fawcett, Chief, Climate Economics Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
  • Atsushi Kurosawa, Director, Global Environment Programs, The Institute of Applied Energy
  • Meredydd Evans, Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, PNNL
  • Prof. Rosina Bierbaum, University of Maryland and University of Michigan 
  • Prof. Magnus Korpås, NTNU

Conference organization committee