By CEP Staff • 29 July 2021 in News

Virtual, October 4th-7th 2021 – Policymakers, energy experts, business leaders, academics and scientists from major corporations, energy, finance and utilities will congregate online and at exclusive in-person sessions at The Economist’s Future of Energy Week from October 4th to 7th 2021.

Asia-Pacific is a significant contributor of greenhouse gases whilst fast becoming a hub for clean energy technology. By 2030, energy demand in Asia-Pacific is projected to almost double. Only an energy transition that is fast and widespread will give the world a chance to keep global warming in check and meet a growing energy need.

The Economist’s virtual event will gather policymakers, energy experts, business leaders, academics and scientists to break down the concept of energy transition. Together, we will discuss the issues that need to be overcome and explore what this change means for the world.

Chaired by The Economist Group’s editors, the event features senior expert speakers including:

  • Arifin Tasrif, Minister of energy, Indonesia
  • Bill Johnston, Minister for mines and petroleum, energy and corrective services, Government of Western Australia
  • Megan Woods, Minister of energy and resources, New Zealand
  • Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong
  • Chun-Li Lee, Deputy director general, Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan
  • Sally Capp, Lord mayor of Melbourne, Australia
  • Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission
  • Akiko Yamamoto, ‎Regional team leader for Asia and the Pacific for the Nature, Climate, and Energy Team, UNDP
  • Amitabh Kant, Chief executive officer, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)
  • Arthur Jiantao Yan, Vice president and chief strategy officer, OilChem China
  • Darren Miller, Chief executive, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • Jie Tang, Practice Manager for Energy Practice for East Asia and Pacific region, World Bank
  • Nhien Ngo, Executive director, Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition
  • Nuki Agya Utama, Executive director, ASEAN Centre for Energy
  • Ray Espinosa, President and chief executive, Meralco Philippines
  • Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group
  • Somruedee Chaimongkol, Chief executive and director, Banpu
  • Tim Buckley, Director of energy finance studies, Australia/South Asia, The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
  • Uwe Krueger, Head, Industrials, Business Services, Energy and Resources; Head, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Temasek International
  • and many more

View the latest agenda.

Future of Energy Week is supported by Woodside, Adani Green Energy Limited, TNB, CLP, Siemens Energy  and Vestas

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About Petronas

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is a global energy and solutions partner committed to be part of the solution in creating a sustainable energy future. With presence in over 50 countries, we leverage technology and innovation to meet demands in an ever-evolving energy landscape.

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About Woodside

Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges. We have a robust hydrocarbon business with a focus on LNG. As Australia’s leading LNG operator, we operated 6% of global LNG supply in 2020. In Western Australia, we are building on more than 30 years of experience and progressing development of the Scarborough gas resource through the world-class Pluto LNG facility. We are also connecting Pluto LNG with the landmark North West Shelf Project to create an integrated LNG production hub on the Burrup Peninsula. LNG is a lower-emissions, competitive fuel ideally suited to supporting decarbonisation and improving air quality.  We are growing our carbon and new energy businesses. We have set clear targets to reduce our net emissions in line with our aspiration to achieve net zero by 2050.

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About Adani Green Energy Limited

Adani Green Energy Limited (“AGEL”), a part of India-based Adani Group, has one of the largest global renewable portfolios with 19.3 GW of operating, under-construction and awarded projects, and locked-in growth projects catering to investment-grade counterparties. The company develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale grid-connected solar and wind farm projects. Key customers of AGEL include the National Thermal Power Corporation (“NTPC”), Solar Energy Corporation of India (“SECI”) and various state discoms. Mercom Capital, the US-based think tank has ranked the Adani Group as the #1 global solar power generation asset owner.

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About TNB

TNB is Malaysia’s largest electricity utility, serving an estimated 9.44 million customers in Peninsular Malaysia. Our activities represent the entire electricity production, supply and energy value chain. Today, TNB is driving the energy transition and creating the grid of the future with focus on renewable energy, aligned with our aspiration to brighten lives for a better world with sustainable and smart energy solutions, both in Malaysia and internationally.

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About CLP

The CLP Group is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific with investments across Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, India, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Its holding company CLP Holdings Limited is included in the Global Dow, a 150-stock index of the world’s leading blue chip companies.

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About Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs more than 90,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of around €27.5 billion in fiscal year 2020.

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About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 132 GW of wind turbines in 83 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 113 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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