Beyond Covid-19 webcast: virtual fireside chat from KTN on a green economic recovery

Posted on: 04/06/2020

A session with key players in the energy industry on what role innovation can play in ensuring the economic recovery is anchored by green principles.

19 June, 15:00-16:00

Join KTN’s CEO, Dr Alicia Greated as she discusses with Melanie Bryce, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Peter Gudde from SE Energy Hub and Christine Boyle MBE from Synergy what role innovation can play in ensuring the gains made in climate improvements are maintained.


Covid-19 has led to a world-wide pause. It’s led to aircraft being grounded, runways lying idle and empty motorways.  Road use is down by over 70% to levels not seen since the 1950s. Daily demand for electricity has dropped and Britain has gone without coal-fired power generation for its longest stretch since the Industrial Revolution. The UK set a new solar power record on 20 April. World-wide, air quality has improved. It’s certainly not a reversal of climate change, but it’s a step in the right direction.


The panelists will discuss how we maintain this impetus and don’t immediately slip back to pre-Covid-19 ways; what the long-term implications are for the energy sector; and how innovation can help capitalise on these gains to introduce a green economic recovery.


Questions can be submitted in advance on registration. The panel will answer as many as they can and, time permitting, will answer some that are submitted during the live event.


To register for the event, and submit your questions, click here.


This webcast is part of the ‘Beyond Covid-19’ series that KTN is hosting on various sectors where there have been fundamental changes, considering at what the future might look like and how innovation can play a part in the bounce back.

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