Transition to a low-carbon, low-pollution and resource-efficient economy is a priority Canada and the UK. The task at hand requires significant changes to how we create and consume energy, including to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Record capital flows are moving into cleaner energy alternatives as the impacts of climate change become more evident and the policy response to it more robust.
Comprising both government officials and representatives from the private sector, partnerships have been established to advance clean innovation. Electrification, hydrogen and CCUS are high value industrial carbon mitigation sectors in Canada and the UK, with potentially significant global export and commercial partnership opportunities. By creating the right conditions – through policy, regulation, and funding – both governments are working to foster R&D and encourage investment in energy solutions.
Canada UK Energy Summit – Industrial Decarbonization
Wednesday, October 19th at Canada House, London
The 10th annual Canada UK Energy Summit will explore industrial decarbonization collaboration and export opportunities for low carbon electrification, hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS). One hundred pre-qualified company representatives will be invited to participate, in addition to twenty-five Canadian and British government representatives who are responsible for the advancement of policy and funding frameworks in the aforementioned areas. The Summit will include a business ‘mission’ of Canadian SMEs who will attend the event and present during the afternoon session.
An aim of the Summit is to expand export opportunities for Canadian firms into the UK market and strengthen bilateral commercial cooperation. The Summit will cover the following key themes:
The conference will also include an innovators session, where Canadian entrepreneurs will present on how their technologies are solving real world business problems.
A networking reception will take place following the Summit in the grand foyer of the Canadian High Commission.
The Canada UK Energy Summit was founded in 2011 to advance transatlantic commercial and policy cooperation. The Summit includes participation from industry, finance and government from Canada, the UK and globally.
Wednesday, October 19 – Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London
|MC||Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable|
|12:30 pm||Registration (photo ID required)|
|1:00 pm||Opening remarks by H.E. Ralph Goodale, Canadian High Commissioner|
The unprecedented transformation of industry. Industry and government are working to advance the development of hydrogen and CCUS technologies and projects; notably, to decarbonize industrial sectors whilst protecting, and creating, jobs. The scale of the transformation is unrecognizable to what was happening only a few years ago. Panelists will discuss the frameworks, technologies and investments that will facilitate the transition to a low carbon industrial economy, including treatment of industrial ‘hubs’.
The government perspective:
The industry perspective:
Session chair: Terri-Lee Oleniuk, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
|2:20 pm||Industrial decarbonization: The role of hydrogen in a clean energy transition. Now is the time to scale up technologies and bring down costs to allow hydrogen to become widely used. But for hydrogen to make a significant contribution to clean energy transitions, it needs to be adopted in sectors where it is almost completely absent, such as transport, buildings, and power generation. Its production also needs to be decarbonized where possible, including through the use of low to zero carbon electricity sources. Demand for hydrogen, which has grown more than threefold since 1975, continues to rise – almost entirely supplied from fossil fuels. The production of hydrogen poses a challenge, as it is responsible for CO2 emissions equivalent to those of the United Kingdom and Indonesia combined. The panel will examine how hydrogen projects are evolving and scaling in Canada and the UK.
|3:00 pm||Networking break|
|3:30 pm||Advancing low carbon industrial solutions – what are investors looking for?
|4:00 pm||Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Strengthened climate goals and new investment incentives are delivering unprecedented momentum for CCUS, with plans for more than 100 new facilities announced in 2021. CCUS technologies will play an important role in meeting net zero targets, including as one of few solutions to tackle emissions from heavy industry and to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Although recent progress is encouraging, the planned pipeline of projects would fall well short of delivering the 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 capture capacity deployed by 2030 in the Net Zero by 2050 scenario. The panel will discuss how to advance projects in Canada and the UK and explore the collaboration between the two territories.
|4:45 pm||Innovators sessionCanadian entrepreneurs will discuss how their energy technology solutions are solving real world business problems.
Session chair: Andy Noseworthy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Clean Technologies, ISED
|5:45-7:30 pm||Networking reception|
About the Summit organisers The Canada UK Energy Summit is an initiative of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business (CERT). Founded in 1999, CERT has served as the private sector architect of the Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CERT), of which the Canada UK relationship represents the largest commercial component. CERT and it’s sister organization The Energy Roundtable, help define the Canadian energy sector’s role in domestic affairs and in global energy markets. Our annual conference series gather leaders from the energy sector to review industry developments, facilitate networking and explore business opportunities. For further information consult: