Members of the world’s senior government and industry elite have joined to discuss the critical role of gas in the transition from high carbon to renewable energy at Gastech and GPEX 2018.
Day two of Gastech began with a keynote address from Lorenzo Simonelli, President & CEO, Baker Hughes, a GE company, who addressed the importance of innovation in driving market growth.
This was followed by a lively Ministerial panel discussion involving senior government officials from major energy markets, including His Excellency Cesar Abi Khalil, Minister of Energy and Water, Government of Lebanon, Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Dave Nikolejsin, BC Deputy Minister, who talked about the economic transformation they expect from gas and its humanitarian potential.
Day two of the inaugural GPEX focused on themes including financing the future of the energy transition and new business models. Joel Prohin, Head of Portfolio Management for the French sovereign fund Caisse Des Depots, Graham Taylor, Vice President, Moody's Investor Service, Salman Khan, Senior Power Market Analyst, Genscape, and Carlos Rey Micolau, Director of Foresight Group, discussed mechanisms for funding and encouraging the uptake of clean energy. The question of the efficiency of carbon pricing to reduce emissions created an interesting debate between speakers and the audience.
GPEX’s morning sessions ended with a panel discussion on decentralisation between Tilman Tütken, Vice President and Head Region Europe for MAN Energy Solutions, Carmen Gimeno, Secretary Generala for GEODE, Carlota Pi, Co-founder and Executive President, Holaluz and James Johnston, CEO, Open Utility.
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