Energy Transitions: Mapping the road ahead in a changing energy industry

Date: 04 Nov 2015

Inquiry co-director Simon Zadek will participate in a panel on finance and investment during the “Energy transitions” conference organised at Chatham House in London.

An overview of the conference is below.

How will the energy sector adapt to a future that promises to be transformational?

The energy industry is in the midst of a transition. The traditional business models of hydrocarbon producers and energy utilities are under increasing pressure from a combination of factors, including developments in technology, the emergence of new market actors, changing policy and investment conditions, and the implications of climate change. This conference will look across the energy sector and assess how incumbents are responding to the changes and how smooth the transition is going to be.

Themes for discussion include:

  • New actors and business models in the oil, gas and electricity sector
  • The changing policy environment and implications for investment
  • The regulation of domestic energy markets
  • The impact of technological innovation on energy systems
  • The breaking down of traditional energy silos
  • Decision-making challenges and opportunities for the industry

To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.