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Aurora Spring Forum 2018

Tuesday 20 March
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“Navigating the Global Energy Transition”

The Aurora Spring Forum is one of the leading gatherings of the European energy industry. It brings together industry leaders in an exclusive and intimate setting at Oxford University to engage on key issues impacting GB, European and global energy markets.  Throughout the day, delegates discussed the policy, technology and finance perspective of the energy transition as well as the competition and interplay between conventional and renewable energy. This year we were delighted that our keynote speakers included: The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP (Minister of State, BEIS), Magnus Hall (President & CEO Vattenfall), Alistair Phillips-Davies (CEO SSE plc) and Rachel Reeves MP (Chair BEIS Select Committee). See speakers’ gallery below.

Panel-led discussions and break-out sessions chaired by Aurora’s leadership team focused on current themes in the industry including:

  • What is the future of oil and gas in a carbon constrained world: Gradual burnout or revival?
  • Next steps for renewables: Thriving in a post-subsidy environment?
  • Disruptive technologies and the future of the energy market
  • Financing the energy transition: Evolving norms, risk conceptions and treatment of market-exposed revenues
  • The return of the state? Energy sector implications of the British industrial strategy
  • The state of the German Energiewende: Industrial competitiveness vs decarbonisation

Click here to view the highlights of the Aurora Spring Forum 2018.

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Aurora Spring Forum 2018 speakers

The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP - Minister of State, BEIS
Magnus Hall - President & CEO, Vattenfall
Rachel Reeves MP - Chair BEIS Select Committee
Alistair Phillips-Davies - CEO, SSE
Keith Anderson - CEO, Scottish Power
Spencer Dale - Chief Economist, BP
Juliet Davenport - Founder & CEO, Good Energy
Tim Emrich - CEO & Co-Founder, UK Power Reserve
Laurie Fitch - Partner, PJT Partners
Steven Fries - Chief Economist, Shell
Will Gardiner - CEO, Drax Group plc
Tom Glover - UK Country Chair, RWE
Dr Patrick Graichen - CEO, Agora Energiewende
George Grant - Founder & Managing Director, Stag Energy
David Gray - Chairman, Ofgem
Heike Heim - CEO, DEW21
Joanna Hubbard - COO & Co-Founder, Electron
James Samworth - Partner Foresight Group
Stefan Kapferer - Chairman of Executive Board, BDEW
Michael Lewis - CEO, E.ON UK
Tatiana Mitrova - Director - Energy Center, SKOLKOVO Business School
Professor Dieter Helm - Director, Aurora Energy Research
Dermot Nolan - CEO, Ofgem
Dr. Pratima Rangarajan - CEO, OGCI Climate Investments
Simone Rossi - CEO, EDF Energy
Matt Setchell - Head of Renewable Energy, Octopus Investments
Dr Nina Skorupska CBE - Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association
Alexander Voigt - CEO, Lumenion GmbH
Baroness Bryony Worthington - Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Aurora Spring Forum 2018 gallery

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