27 May 2022, 17:30
  • Milou
    Dirkx
    Milou Dirkx is Journalism Network Manager at Clean Energy Wire. She is the first point of contact for the members of the CLEW Journalism Network, and develops events and other opportunities for climate and energy reporters to engage.

Stay updated on online journalism and energy events

Events give journalists the opportunity to learn, to share and to connect with sources and colleagues. At the Clean Energy Wire we collect all the online webinars, gatherings, meetings and conferences that cover the energy transition, climate policy, journalistic insights and other interesting topics. Find the list below - and get in touch if any events are missing.

LAST UPDATE 27/05
[Updated with webinars from FSR, IAEE, UNECE, The Nature Conservancy, CEEW, Atlantic Council, DR2 Consultants, EsadeGeo, GEN, WTO, EHPA, STI, Ata Insights, Ai for Good, The Carbon Trust, EURACTIV]

All times are adjusted to European summer time, CEST.

30/05,17.00CET         

Webinar - Comprehensive life-cycle analysis of generation technologies

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

There is now growing realization by the World Bank, International Energy Agency, and other research and government organizations, as well as the media (NYT, WSJ), that energy transition will require significant increases in mining for and processing of critical materials. These activities themselves also contribute to GHG emissions, and result in land and water use and pollution, and loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The manufacturing and transportation of new equipment and construction of new facilities add to these impacts. We study these issues using a comprehensive life-cycle analysis that focuses on the global supply chains from raw material extraction to end-of-life of generation assets. The analysis will track impacts over time for a 30-year operation period, including replenishment of infrastructure, using the traditional LCA metric of per-MWh impacts. These issues map directly onto ESG approaches, thus affecting every company, especially energy companies. In this webinar, we will share findings for several material supply chains and generation technologies and discuss the next steps in this research program.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

31/05 - 08/06, 11.00 CET

Webinar -Empowering MSMEs to harness the opportunities from transitioning to sustainable trade and a circular economy in the context of the post COVID recovery

Organiser: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Webinar 1: Strengthening the role of MSMEs in sustainable development and green resurgence through facilitation of entrepreneurship skills and competencies in the UNECE region.
Webinar 2: Enhancing the role and the contribution of MSEMs to the circular economy transition and the green post-COVID resurgence.
Webinar 3: Enhancing the role of the MSMEs in sustainable international trade: good practices and key challenges.
Webinar 4: Supporting innovative MSMEs to drive sustainable and green post-Covid-19 recovery
Webinar 5: The role of the MSME in SPECA countries: current trends, national good practices, and main challenges.
Webinar 6: Empowering MSMEs in SPECA countries to harness the opportunities from sustainable trade and a circular economy transition.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

31/05, 12.45 CET

Webinar - Accelerating renewable energies in Europe: How to ensure a win-win for climate and biodiversity?

Organiser: The Nature Conservancy

This event will examine how RePowerEU plans could be implemented in ways that ensure a ‘win-win’ for both climate and biodiversity. It will examine the role of science and data to achieve this and draw on some existing examples to explore how best practice in renewable energy siting could be strengthened and scaled up in Europe to help make RePowerEU a success. It will also look at how Europe could harness the global interest and momentum behind RePowerEU to develop and help roll out best practice on renewable energy siting around the world, as part of its climate and biodiversity leadership for implementing both the Paris Agreement and the new Global Biodiversity Framework which global leaders are aiming for at COP15 later this year.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

31/05, 17.30 CET

Webinar - Mapping India’s Energy Policy 2022: How can Public Support Mobilise Private Investments for India's Clean Energy Transition?

Organiser: Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

This session will provide an updated assessment of how the Government of India (GoI) has used public resources to support fossil fuels, renewables and electric vehicles from FY 2014 to FY 2021. The session will also touch upon the revenue implications of the energy transition, and we will discuss the role of the public and private sectors in collective action towards achieving a clean energy transition. We will also launch a new CEEW-IISD report on 'Mapping India’s Energy Policy 2022: Aligning Support and Revenues with a Net Zero Future'.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

31/05, 18.00 CET

Webinar - Energy security and oil sanctions: A transatlantic balancing act?

Organiser: Atlantic Council

The United States and its allies have taken steps to weaken the Kremlin’s ability to fund aggression in Ukraine by imposing unprecedented sanctions on Russia’s financial sector and Central Bank. As the war continues for a fourth month and with no end in sight,  there has been increased interest in targeting Russia’s oil exports, which has been financing its war in Ukraine with its $20 billion monthly oil sales an even more lucrative commodity for Russia than gas. Europe’s reliance on Russia for one quarter of its oil, however, means such a move could impose steep costs on European consumers and industry.

How can the United States and Europe collaborate to deprive Moscow of war funding while minimizing economic pain on Europe?

You can find more information here and register via this link.

01/06, 10.00 CET

Webinar - Energy priorities of the Czech Presidency

Organiser: DR2 Consultants

On 1 July, the Czech Republic will take over the six-month Presidency of the Council of the EU. The joint programme of the current Presidency trio, composed of France, the Czech Republic and Sweden, puts a climate-neutral Europe at the core of its activities. In the coming months, the Czech Presidency will lead crucial legislative files, which are part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package, through the institutional negotiations and will be closely involved in the initiatives which aim to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis in Europe, such as the RePowerEU plan.

Make sure you attend Dr2 Consultants' webinar to learn more about the energy priorities of the Czech Presidency in the coming semester.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

01/06, 12.00 CET

Webinar - Energy Security in the EU: Responding to the Effects of the Ukraine Invasion

Organiser: EsadeGeo

As a result of the invasion, basic pillars of the EU’s energy security have been intensely questioned and scrutinized, and a significant policy overhaul has been put into motion. On May 18, the European Commission launched the REPowerEU plan, detailing the actions to be taken to end dependence on Russian fossil fuels while also tackling the climate crisis. In this webinar, speakers will discuss the REPowerEU plan, the effects of the war on the EU’s energy security, and to what extent the plan tackles three overarching challenges: affordability of energy, reducing reliance on Russian energy, and accelerating the energy transition towards climate.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

01/06, 14.00 CET

Webinar - What is missing for Ukraine to join the Internal Energy Market?

Organiser: Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

This Debate will aim at identifying which steps are still required for Ukraine to join the Internal Energy Market.

Following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation’s army, repeated statements have been made, at the highest European political level, about the prospect of Ukraine joining the European Union. While Ukraine’s accession will not happen immediately, there may be an opportunity for Ukraine to participate in part or even in full in the Internal Energy Market even before it becomes a member of the European Union.
Ukraine is already a contracting party of the Energy Community and has been making steady progress in implementing the energy acquis communautaire.

During the event we will discuss the current state of play in that process and aim at identifying which steps are possible – especially at regulatory and market design level – in order for Ukraine to participate actively in the Internal electricity and gas Markets in the short term.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

01/06, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Clean Energy with Clean Conscience: The Importance of Human Rights, Health and Well-Being When Transitioning to Clean Energy for Sustainable Development

Organiser: Geneva Environment Network (GEN)

As energy transition issues raise questions of fundamental rights not being upheld at the local level, this session co-organized by OHCHR, WHO, ISHR, 2050Today, and the Geneva Environment Network aims to strengthen the relationship between clean energy and respect of human rights. This event is part of the 23rd edition of the European Energy Transition Conference, taking place from 31 May to 2 June 2022.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

01/06, 15.00 CET

Webinar - Trade & climate change adaptation

Organiser: World Trade Organization (WTO)

Climate change is a global environmental threat, whose growing consequences are already visible. Both climate change itself and climate policies have consequences for international trade and trade policies. Although the interlinkages between climate change and international trade are complex and multifaceted, a large part of the debate on climate change and trade is still often based on some misconceptions and oversimplifications.

The aim of this webinar series is to inform the debate on the role of trade and trade policies in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. In this webinar, experts will discuss the role of international trade in adapting to the consequences of climate change.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

01/06, 18.00 CET

Webinar - Oil, the State, and War: Global energy security after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Organiser: Atlantic Council

Oil-rich states are key actors in world affairs: they are more likely to start wars, their wealth props up the global arms trade, and they can often derive great diplomatic leverage from their exports of natural resources. These factors could not be more visible in today’s world: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted not only the malign purposes to which some petrostates put their oil wealth, but also the challenges for the global economy in sanctioning a major global oil and gas exporter like Russia. This panel will explore the connections between oil and international security, and ask whether the war in Ukraine marks a major change in the international political economy of oil and gas markets.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

01/06, 21.30 CET

Webinar - Offshore wind and greening Europe’s energy supply: A fireside chat with Belgian Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten

Organiser: Atlantic Council

Amid unprecedented climate and energy security challenges, Belgium and regional partners have taken innovative steps to accelerate Europe’s transition to clean energy. Belgium and three other northern European nations seek to unlock the North Sea’s offshore wind resources. Belgium will play a unique and vital role in this initiative, as it seeks to become the first country in history to establish an offshore ‘energy island.’

In this event, Belgian Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten will discuss her country’s expertise in offshore wind deployment, Belgium’s potentially game-changing ambitions, and the endeavor’s core challenges. What obstacles must Belgium and its partners overcome to achieve their climate and energy security objectives?

You can find more information here and register via this link.

02/06, 10.00 CET

Webinar - Deep retrofit community of practice

Organiser: European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)

As part of the SuperHomes2030 project , a ‘one stop shop’ deep retrofit service for domestic homes in Ireland, that aims to dramatically scale this service over 3 years, increasing completed retrofits from 100 houses in 2019 (€6M) to 500 houses in 2023 (€36M). This online seminar brings together Ambitious Regions and already running Renovation and One Stop Shop EU Funded Projects, to offer a complete outlook for the sector: from up-skilling, policy, implementation, examples and future development.
Moreover, it looks at replicating and expanding upon the work of diverse actors, while driving the innovation and implementation of the deep retrofit sector and the associated value chain of stakeholders.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

02/06, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Sustainable and just consumption-based carbon budgeting for municipalities

Organiser: Stockholm Environment Institute (STI)

The aim of the workshop is to share lessons learned from the Nordic region and initiate important dialogues on the role and the methods local governments can apply to accelerate the transition to a just and low-carbon society.

The event will present findings from a recently conducted survey undertaken among municipalities in the Nordic region to learn how they are currently monitoring and mitigating climate change, especially from the viewpoint of consumption and carbon sinks. The event will shed light on the usefulness of consumption-based data on emissions for municipalities. It will also reflect on some of the main challenges identified in municipalities’ work regarding sustainable consumption and carbon sinks.

You can find more information and register via this link.

03/06, 14.00 CET

Webinar - An overview of recent energy case law from the CJEU

Organiser: FSR Energy Union Law Area

The FSR Energy Union Law Area is pleased to announce the next edition of its biennial update on recent and pending energy case law at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This event will offer a comprehensive overview of the most significant energy cases since the last case law update, which took place in December 2021.

This briefing will be conducted by Dr Adrien de Hauteclocque, Head of Cabinet of the President of the General Court. Professor Leigh Hancher, Director of the FSR Energy Union Law Area, will chair the event.

You can find more information and register via this link.

07/06, 11.00 CET

Webinar - Cómo construir plantas fotovoltaicas en terrenos complicados y ahorrar en costes y tiempo

Organiser: Ata Insights

In Spanish

Según la Asociación Internacional de Energía, la potencia renovable mundial superará los 4800 GW en 2026 y más de la mitad será fotovoltaica. Debido a ello, el número de terrenos en condiciones ideales para la construcción de plantas es cada vez más limitado y debemos apostar por su construcción en suelos más desafiantes.

Esto supone un mayor reto para los desarrolladores de plantas, ya que construir en este tipo de suelos, aumentan tanto el coste de obra civil como los obstáculos a construir en terrenos adversos y, además existe un claro imperativo para la industria solar: reducción de costes y planificación del riesgo asociado con la variedad topográfica de los terrenos.    

Por todo ello, Nextracker ha lanzado un nuevo seguidor solar, NX Horizon-XTR, que abre nuevas posibilidades para desarrollar proyectos en terrenos ondulados a través de una tecnología que reduce el movimiento de tierras, y minimiza los costes del acero para estos proyectos. El resultado: menor CAPEX, menor riesgo de planificación y mayor protección a la capa superficial del suelo.

En este webinar analizaremos los problemas que pueden afectar a la rentabilidad de una planta fotovoltaica y cómo las innovaciones llevadas a cabo por Nextracker pueden garantizarla.

You can find more information and register via this link.

08/06, 10.00 CET

Webinar - Revisiting policy concerns in decarbonized energy systems: price volatility, seasonal storage, and shocks

Organiser: Florence School of Regulation (FSR) 

Policy concerns about price volatility, seasonal storage, and shocks go hand in hand when considering the transformation to a decarbonized energy system. Will price volatility in decarbonized energy systems be greater than today due to Variable Renewable Energy (VRE)? Even if battery storage is cheap, will we still need other types of energy storage to meet climate-neutrality objectives? If we do not have perfect foresight, which situation is preferred to deal with shocks in times of VRE drought: being underprepared or overprepared? We revisit these policy concerns in the academic literature and advance a stylized model to reveal additional interesting insights.

In this online event hosted by Leonardo Meeus we will discuss these policy concerns and the potential implications for policymakers.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

08/06, 11.00 CET

Webinar - Límites regulatorios y técnicos de blending de hidrógeno en España

Organiser: Ata Insights

In Spanish

La inyección de hidrógeno en la red gasista en España está limitada al 5% según el PD01 dentro de las normas de gestión técnica del Sistema. Sin embargo las opiniones indican que este limite regulatorio está muy por debajo de la limitación técnica de inyección de hidrógeno sin hacer ninguna modificación en la red de gas.
En este webinar analizamos aspectos técnicos y regulatorios de la inyección de hidrógeno en las redes de gas equiparándolo a otros mercados en Europa y en el mundo, y estudiamos la revisión de las normas que se está haciendo en este momento y que decidirán las normas de blending en España en un futuro próximo.

You can find more information and register via this link.

08/06, 16.00 CET

Webinar - The direct and indirect effects of environmental investment subsidies

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

The paper discussed in this webinar performs an empirical analysis by assessing the impact of an environmental subsidy program on environmental investment (direct effect) and environmental R&D investment (indirect effect). Representative samples of Dutch manufacturing firms between 1999 and 2011 are used. The analysis makes several contributions.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

09/06, 12:40 CET

Workshop - Sustainability and circularity in renewable energy technology

Organiser: European Renewable Energy Research Centres Association (EUREC)

As part of the EUREC networking activities, EUREC will organise an expert workshop on “Sustainability and circularity in renewable energy technology” on the 9th of June from to (Irish Time). It is not enough to generate zero-carbon cost-effectively. In a finite world, renewable energy technologies must also be made from safe and recoverable materials and where possible offer environmental co-benefits when they are installed. What is best practice today and what does the future hold?

You can find more information here and register via this link.

10/06, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Start-ups decarbonizing agriculture and forestry sectors

Organiser: Ai for Good

The Agriculture and Forestry sector plays a critical role in curbing the impact of climate change. It is both a significant contributor but also part of the solution as forests and soils act as natural sinks for carbon. The sector accounts for 27% of the greenhouse gas emissions globally caused for examples by enteric fermentation, manure management & synthetic fertilisers. 

Shell’s Agriculture and Forestry business will collaborate with key stakeholders within the industry to support decarbonisation pathways by offering purposeful and sustainable solutions.  

The scope and pace of change required to decarbonise the Agriculture and Forestry sector is unprecedented. As part of Shell’s target to become a net-zero energy business by 2050, in step with society and to meet several of the SDGs articulated by the UN. In this webinar Ai for Good wants to seek innovative solutions that will help to accelerate this sectors’ transition.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

13/06, 16.00 CET

Webinar - Switching Energy Suppliers: It’s Not All About the Money

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

David Deller, Monica Giulietti, and Catherine Waddams, lead authors of the article published in The Energy Journal discuss findings from a unique data set which enables observation of consumer decisions in a large scale opt-in collective switching auction. More than half the consumers who had already taken the trouble to enter the collective switch appeared to leave “money on the table”, sometimes declining to take up personalised offers which would save them substantial amounts of money. Through surveys of the participants, they identified factors which may inhibit switching, and discuss whether these make expectations of high switching rates in an unregulated market unrealistic. The implications of the findings will be discussed for responding to current high and volatile energy prices and for the design and regulation of energy markets, including imposition of price caps on retail tariffs.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

14/06, 14:30 CET

Webinar - Green ICT - How can the digital sector accelerate the green transition?

Organsier: EURACTIV

The UN Sustainable Development Goals, EU Green Deal, Paris Climate Agreement, and numerous national initiatives adopted by individual governments all reveal there is no dearth of fora and mechanisms to demonstrate the public interest and global political will to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the recently published March 2022 BEREC draft report on sustainability in the connectivity sector, the digital sector’s impact is 2-4% compared to other industries.

Join this EURACTIV – GIGAEurope Digital Debate to discuss how, through collective action and multi-stakeholder approaches, we can enable a green and digital transition that works for all.

You can find more information and register via this link.

15/06, 15.00 CET

Webinar - Mind the Gap - Can biofuels play a strategic role in reaching EU energy and food security?

Organiser: EURACTIV

Join this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to discuss how the EU can maintain its commitment to achieving Fit for 55 climate and energy goals in an uncertain geopolitical situation. And what is the evolving role of low-carbon renewable fuels in achieving EU climate and energy goals and the policy steps required to ensure that Europe can meet its commitments for 2030 and beyond?

You can find more information and register via this link.

16/06, 11.00 CET

Webinar - Route to Net Zero: Preparing your board for the journey to Net Zero

Organiser: The Carbon Trust

In this session, experts from the Carbon Trust will explore themes such as:
Understanding what Net Zero means for corporates
The importance of credible claims to avoid greenwash
Questions you should be asking in the boardroom to explore how your board is responding to the challenge of climate change
The actionable steps a company should be preparing for the journey to Net Zero

The Carbon Trust is a lead partner of Chapter Zero and has been pioneering decarbonisation for more than 20 years for businesses, governments, and organisations.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

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