In this series, we explore different aspects of the clean energy sector with real experts to get their views on how the sector is changing, what the journey to carbon net zero might look like, the impact of disruptive new technologies, evolving business models and what impact the COVID-19 pandemic could have on it all.
Levent Gurdenli looks at one of the success stories of the energy sector, solar power and discusses with Peter Bolton, Investment Director at Foresight Group how the sector has grown substantially over the last decade. They share some interesting developments being experienced in the sector together with insight into what the UK needs to do in order to hit our Net Zero targets.
The road to net zero
Jim Jordan looks at how the transport industry is adapting to the challenges it is faced with by COVID-19 and the how we will be able to achieve Net Zero. He is joined by Steve Hobson, Editor of Motor Transport Magazine who provides and insight into how the transport and energy landscape is becoming more and more linked and the big considerations and legislation businesses are facing in order to provide fleets with cleaner emissions to help achieve our Net Zero commitments.
Electricity System Operator
Tracy Lake, talks to Craig Dyke, Interim Head of Strategy & Regulation at National Grid to better understand the role of National Grid as Electricity System Operator and how COVID-19 has impacted supply and demand of electricity.
The world of energy management consultancy
Simon Colvin talks to Chris Wilson, Director of Chris Wilson Consulting about the impacts of the current coronavirus pandemic on energy management and the next steps going forward.
Jim Jordan discusses the role of hydrogen with Professor Joe Howe from the University of Chester. This is particularly relevant given that the European Commission has recently unveiled a €750bn economic recovery package, with a focus on "rolling out renewable energy projects, especially wind and solar, and kick-starting a clean hydrogen economy in Europe."
Energy recovery projects - is it business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Simon Colvin talks to Alistair Hilditch Brown about the impact of the pandemic on the Broad Groups energy recovery project at Buttington.