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Despite our best efforts to deliver BusinessGreen Towards Net Zero Energy we have taken the decision to postpone this event. The current global situation unfolding around COVID-19 presents too much risk and our first priority is to protect the health and well-being of our delegates, sponsors and staff along with the quality of the event and we hope that you will support us in this decision and join us when we reschedule the event. We will automatically move your registration and we will communicate further updates about the new date and venue in due course.

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Towards Net Zero Energy

Tuesday 28 April | London


As part of the UK's year of climate action and our expanding Net Zero Now campaign, BusinessGreen is to continue its series of Towards Net Zero Leaders Briefings throughout 2020, starting with this April's event: Towards Net Zero Energy.

In conjunction with the inaugural Net Zero Festival this autumn, the Leaders Briefings will once again provide BusinessGreen readers and subscribers with in-depth actionable intelligence on how to build an effective net zero strategy, as well as access to inspiring thought leadership and unique networking opportunities.The events will once again focus on some of the key pillars of the net zero transition, providing half day conferences on the path towards net zero energy, transport and buildings and infrastructure.

This exclusive half day conference will explore how businesses of all shapes and sizes can embrace and support the net zero energy transition, unlocking multiple benefits in the process. From clean energy procurement and smart grid investment to onsite renewables and energy management systems, businesses have a huge role to play in determining the shape and direction of the net zero energy revolution. 

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Registration and breakfast
Opening address

James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen

Keynote: Towards net zero energy – decarbonising the lifeblood of the economy

A snapshot of the energy sector today and the future scenarios it faces, this session will provide an overview of the decarbonisation trends that are reshaping the energy market. Delivered by a sector expert this session will discuss the current and future energy mix and available technologies, as well as how new business models and policies are fast emerging. It will then explore how the decarbonisation of energy will impact the wider economy, presenting numerous challenges and opportunities along the way.

Case study: The business case of on-site generation

In this session one Blue Chip will discuss how it has embraced on-site energy generation - how was the board sold on the idea, how were decisions made, and has the project lived up to expectations?

Morning break
Case Study: Navigating the Green Tariff Maze – how to secure 100 per cent renewables

In this session one leading expert will explore the range of different options available to businesses as they seek to source 100 per cent renewables and slash emissions from their energy use and explain the pros and cons of different approaches.

Panel Discussion: Overcoming the barriers to a net zero energy system –

Decarbonising the energy sector will require a mix of solutions – using alternative fuels and increasing energy efficiency – as well as harnessing nature based solutions and carbon capture and storage to remove existing carbon from the atmosphere. In addition, the National Grid estimates that the energy transition will require additional 120,000 employees over the next decade. This panel session will identify the barriers to faster decarbonisation and ask what can be done by businesses and policymakers to overcome them.

Closing remarks

James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen


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