Webinar launch of The path to zero carbon heat

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What we need to do, and when: three roadmaps for decarbonising UK heat by 2050

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The path to zero carbon heat report, to be released on July 20th by the Net-Zero Infrastructure Industry Coalition, outlines three pathways to decarbonising heat: electrification, hydrogen and hybrid. Each has its own infrastructure challenges, from generation through to the end-user. The report explores the key activities and milestones required for each, and highlights a series of critical activities that must be undertaken over the next 5 years if the UK is to meet its heat decarbonisation goal.

At this webinar we will present an overview of the three decarbonisation pathways and the challenges and recommendations associated with each.

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Mott MacDonald

Craig Lucas, Energy Transformation Director

Chris has over 25 years’ experience, mainly in energy but also transport and telecoms in both UK and internationally, with specialism thinking about how new technology might transform the energy system, the business models of the players in the sector, and the customer experience of dealing with energy. Craig is currently responsible for developing a global response to market transition for the Mott MacDonald Energy business.

Until mid-2019 Craig was Director of Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy in the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Prior to this he was Head of Engineering at the Department for Energy and Climate change, where he was also Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser.

Monica Donaldson-Balan, Senior Sustainability Consultant

Monica is an architect and sustainability consultant experienced in integrating low energy measures in the design process. Monica specialises in energy performance and thermal modelling, sustainability and energy strategies for masterplans, microclimate analysis, climate-based daylight modelling, and overheating risk assessment.

Sam Friggens, Senior Energy Systems & Innovation Consultant

Mott Macdonald’s Global Practice Leader for Climate Change, Sam is a Senior consultant with ten years’ experience leading multidisciplinary teams on clean energy, climate change and innovation projects in the UK and globally. Sam’s expertise is in energy system transformation, policy / strategy, technology innovation (renewables, nuclear, hydrogen, CCS), market analyses and IPP procurement.

Dr Chris De Beer, Hydrogen Initiative Leader

Chris holds a doctorate in hydrogen fuel cell systems with more than 10 years of experience in energy systems development and involvement with the hydrogen community to develop the case for hydrogen economies. Chris specialises in the development of whole system energy scenarios and hydrogen infrastructure design and planning.

Dr Alex Buckman, Energy Systems Catapult Practice Manager – Networks and Energy Storage

Alex is technical lead for the delivery of major projects in the networks and energy storage area. He leads the definition and development of new analytical capabilities using a whole energy systems approach within the networks and energy storage area in ESC.

Jeremy Harrison, Delta-ee, Principal Analyst

Jeremy is a Principal Analyst with Delta-EE where he heads the Local Energy Systems Research Service. He has been active in the field of distributed energy for more than thirty years with experience in micro-generation, energy efficiency and related technologies including micro CHP, heat pumps, solar photovoltaics, energy storage and microgrids. Prior to joining Delta-ee in 2018, Jeremy spent 15 years as Technical Head of Distributed Energy with E.ON.

Andy Davey, Engie, Strategic Development Manager

Andy is Strategic Development Manager in ENGIE UK, working across the business on heat decarbonisation solutions with a particular focus on heat network decarbonisation, and a visiting reader at the University of Surrey. Prior to joining ENGIE in 2017, Andy worked across Whitehall in a variety of policy roles including Corporate Social Responsibility, Climate Change and Renewable Heat. Andy has also worked in energy and environmental management, implementing one of the first public sector environmental management systems and producing one of the first independently verified environmental reports.

Anne Marie Friel, Pinsent Masons, Partner

Anne-Marie Friel is a leading specialist focussing on the provision of transactional legal advice to clients across the infrastructure sector

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