Wednesday 29 March, 2023
The global energy industry continues to face turbulent times, experiencing the worst energy crisis in decades, with high energy prices, supply chain disruptions, and economic instability.
However, almost a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the outlook is relatively positive compared to early dire predictions. The global economy has weathered the impact of the loss of Russian supply. Despite massive short-term cost increases, energy rationing has not yet been required, and in spite of the short-term political panic, the main institutions of the European energy policy—including the wholesale electricity markets—are intact.
While the short-term news is surprisingly positive, the world that emerges from this energy crisis will require a vastly different strategy to approaching the energy transition.
Firstly, supply chains have shortened. It is difficult to imagine a return to the levels of integrations that drove the energy transition in the past decade, such as solar and battery technology from China.
Secondly, decarbonisation is now a matter of survival. The need for energy independence, especially in Europe, has reinforced the existing decarbonisation imperative to drive investment in both mature and immature energy technologies.
Thirdly, Europe’s energy intensive industries are threatened. Europe must now re-evaluate the reliance of its manufacturing industry on cheap Russian fossil fuels, especially in countries like Germany.
With these challenges facing policy makers, investors, and players in the energy market across the globe, the Aurora Spring Forum 2023 will focus on rethinking energy use, supply, and policy in the wake of the global energy crisis.
The leading annual gathering of the energy industry, the Aurora Spring Forum 2023, returns to Oxford on Wednesday 29 March for its 9th edition, offering a unique opportunity to engage with energy sector decision-makers from around the world.
Attend the event to hear from the world’s most influential private sector CEOs/CFOs and Energy Ministers, including Ignacio Galán, Executive Chairman, Iberdrola; Sinead Gorman, Chief Financial Officer, Shell; Michele Crisostomo, Chair of Enel; Markus Krebber, CEO of RWE; Laurie Fitch, Non-Executive Director of EDP & Strategic Advisory Group Partner at PJT Partners; and many more.
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Join the Aurora Spring Forum 2023 for a full day of intellectual engagement, thought-provoking analysis, and premium debates. The event offers several key networking opportunities during the day, including a networking lunch, a drinks reception, and a networking dinner in the evening.
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Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade
Lord John Browne of Madingley
Pat Wood III
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