A Meteorologist, A Security Expert and an Energy Economist Walk into a Bar

Time: 16:20 - 17:00

Date: 2024-05-22


Changing Weather Patterns, Energy Production and Revenue

  • Analysis of recent weather pattern changes and their potential impacts on renewable energy production.
  • Case studies on how extreme weather events have affected solar and wind energy outputs.
  • The economic implications of fluctuating renewable energy production.
  • Strategies for mitigating financial risks associated with weather variability.

Geopolitical Dynamics and Energy Economics

  • Overview of the current fossil fuels/renewables market dynamics.
  • Impact of geopolitical tensions and policies on energy prices and investment trends.

The Manufacturing Powerhouses: China, EU/USA, and the UK

  • Analysis of China’s dominance in the manufacturing of solar panels, battery storage, and other transition technologies.
  • Comparative insights into how the EU, USA, and the UK are positioning themselves in the global renewable energy equipment market.
  • The potential for international collaborations and conflicts in the race for energy transition technologies.

Conclusion and Q&A



  • Andrew Dobbie Head of Energy Security Modelling, Resilience & Emergency Management - National Grid ESO
  • Prof Michael Grubb Professor of Energy and Climate Change - University College London
  • Dr Emily Wallace Fellow in Weather and Climate Extremes and Impacts - The Met Office

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