Dennis Anderson Lecture 2023

The Crunchy Decade: A look at the challenges for the next ten years in the energy transition

Energy Futures Lab is delighted to announce that Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive of Energy UK, will deliver this year’s Dennis Anderson Lecture, the institute’s flagship energy policy lecture. Emma is an expert in whole-economy decarbonisation, and in this lecture she will explore some of the challenges that lie ahead as the energy transition progresses over the coming decade. Before joining Energy UK – the UK’s largest and most diverse energy trade association – in July 2020, Emma served for four years as Deputy CEO of the trade body Renewable UK and sat on the board of Scottish Renewables. She was previously Head of Climate Change at WWF-UK. Emma has two children and shares childcare with her husband. She is passionate about efforts to improve diversity in the energy industry.

This Lecture is held in commemoration of the huge contribution to the energy-environment debate provided by the late Professor Dennis Anderson, who established the Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology in 1998. Dennis combined engineering and economics, having worked as Chief Economist at Royal Dutch Shell and Senior Advisor at the World Bank where he played a major role in helping the Bank recognise the importance and value of the Environment. Shortly before his death in 2008, Dennis acted as Executive Advisor to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.

The event will include a Q&A hosted by Professor Rob Gross, Professor of Energy Policy and Technology at Imperial and Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, an independent research centre with researchers based in 20 different institutions throughout the UK including Imperial College London.

The lecture will run from 18:00 – 19:00 and will be followed by a drinks reception until 20:00

About Energy Futures Lab

Energy Futures Lab is one of seven Global Institutes at Imperial College London. The institute was established to address global energy challenges by identifying and leading new opportunities to serve industry, government and society at large through high quality research, evidence and advocacy for positive change. The institute aims to promote energy innovation and advance systemic solutions for a sustainable energy future by bringing together the science, engineering and policy expertise at Imperial and fostering collaboration with a wide variety of external partners.

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