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The challenge of climate change needs to be met with serious urgency - we aim to explore the solutions that have the potential to transform our industry and drive us towards a more successful sustainable economy.

In a connected series of webinars with respected thought leaders and industry experts we will outline the challenge, and examine some of the many solutions that are emerging to move us in the right direction.

Find out more about upcoming Insight60 webinars and register here. Or catch up on our previous webinars, available on demand here:

"Journey to the UK’s first green energy island"

Gunther Newcombe OBE, Energy Consultant, NewByrne Consultants Ltd

Gunther is currently working with Shetland Island Council (SIC), who are in partnership with the Net Zero Technology Centre and Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE), to develop an energy hub in the Shetland region which has been named the ORION project.

In this webinar, Gunther shares the significant opportunities this project will bring for transitioning the oil and gas sector in the region to net zero, transforming Shetland’s dependency on fossil fuels to renewable energy and developing a green hydrogen industry.

"Roadmap to Net Zero - A systems engineering approach"

Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde

Sir Jim joins us for our third Insight60 of 2021 to discuss the complexities and interdependencies inherent in creating a net zero economy.


"Transitioning to a low carbon economy through investment funding"

Robert Gardner, St. James's Place Wealth Management

Robert joins us to discuss the process of working with fund managers to invest in a responsible and sustainable way. He goes on to explain the importance and increasing focus on environmental, social and governance factors that will impact the transition to a low carbon economy. 




"Building a Scottish Hydrogen Economy"

Clare Lavelle, Associate Director, Energy Consultancy Leader – North, Arup

Clare presents on the role of hydrogen in realising a secure, flexible, cost-effective and low carbon energy network, which supports a green economic recovery. She explains how Arup’s assessment identified the opportunities for Scotland to play a key role in a critical growing global market.

"Reimagining a net zero North Sea – an integrated energy vision for 2050"

Martyn Tulloch, Head of Energy System Integration

This insight takes a deep dive into the recently published report presented by the Net Zero Technology Centre and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult: 'Reimagining a net zero North Sea – an integrated energy vision for 2050'. 

"What's the point of CCS?"

Suzie Ferguson, Carbon Capture Technical Lead, Wood

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, amongst others, states clearly that CCS is essential to achieving net zero. Suzie will present the fundamentals of CCS technologies and their applications while exploring the role that CCS is expected to play which grants it the status of an “essential technology”.

"Closing the gap: technology for a net zero North Sea"

Malcolm Forbes-Cable, Vice President, Upstream Consulting and Supply Chain Lead at Wood Mackenzie

In this insight, Malcolm Forbes-Cable shares the key findings of the 'Closing the Gap: Technology for a net zero North Sea' report, which was produced by Wood Mackenzie for the Net Zero Technology Centre.

"The rise of cleantech" 

David Millar, Technology Accelerator Director

During this insight, David provided an overview of the exciting rise in cleantech companies being created and supported by the TechX Accelerator Programme in pursuit of the energy transition and a low carbon future.

"Pathways to sustainable industrial clusters"

Nico van Doreen, Director of New Business at the Port of Rotterdam

During this insight, Nico shares the latest insights and developments of the energy transition programme for the port of Rotterdam.

"There is no planet B - energy on planet A"

Mike Berners-Lee, author of the timely best seller "There is No Planet B"

This insight looks at the big challenges facing humanity in the 2020s and beyond. Mike explores implications for the energy industry, an industry that will play such a critical role in determining our future, and the characteristics of an Anthropocene-fit energy system. He looks at the opportunities for people and businesses working in the energy sector as the transition gathers pace, and what it might take to grasp you.