IORMA Webinar: Green Energy
Thursday 25 March 2021
IORMA’s surveys indicate that Green Energy is a subject of considerable interest to you, particularly the role you can play in helping to contribute to reducing your carbon footprint. Why not generate electricity from solar panels or a wind turbine, and sell your excess?
The UK renewable energy percentage is expected to grow from about 30% of electricity generation to 75% by 2030. Renewable energy capacity in the UK has surpassed fossil fuels, thanks to the roll-out of solar panels and windfarms which grew more than a third over the last year. But how does the UK’s performance compare internationally?
A video of this Webinar appears below.
Tom Pakenham, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, OVO Energy
Tom has been at OVO since 2017, leading on the company’s work on electric vehicle charging and the OVO Group’s intelligent energy platform, Kaluza, as well as establishing its Smart Home division which is responsible for helping customers decarbonise their emissions from home heat and transportation. In his time at OVO Tom has helped lead the company’s transition from a pure kWh retail business into a diversified energy services company.
Aside from a short stint as a solicitor, Tom has been working in e-mobility and low energy infrastructure for his whole career. Prior to OVO, Tom founded greentomatocars in 2006 – the world’s first low emission taxi company, which he sold to global transport conglomerate Transdev. After selling greentomatocars, Tom grew and exited greentomatoenergy – an energy efficiency and micro-renewables business.
Tom Hoines, Managing Director, Co-Op Community Energy
Prior to joining Co-op Community Energy Tom was General Manager of Noble Green Energy, developing commercial scale onsite low carbon projects. Before that he was Head of Renewables for Opus Energy – one of the largest commercial suppliers in the UK. Tom specialises in developing Power Purchase Agreements with renewable generators, community energy and exploring new business models in a post subsidy environment.
Greg Swenson, CEO, Brigg Macadam
Greg had 25 years of capital markets experience on Wall Street before joining Brigg Macadam as CEO. Brigg Macadam provides investment banking to Energy and Infrastructure project owners and businesses raising institutional debt and equity finance, specialising in emerging markets, especially Africa. He has previously been HSBC’s Head of North American Middle Market Sales in Global Banking and Markets. Most recently he was President of Agincourt Ltd, a fixed income specialist investment bank based in Bermuda. He is a frequent guest commentator on BBC and Sky News.
Richard Jackson, Director, Sustainability, University College London – Moderator
Richard has over 30 years’ experience within the sustainability field, from early work as a conservation volunteer through to his current role as Director, Sustainability for UCL. In this time, he has been involved in many aspects of sustainability – strategy development, operational management, policy and lobbying and research.
Richard has been in his current role for nearly 10 years, during which time he has led UCL’s work on embedding sustainability into all activities. This includes the development of UCL’s ambitious new Strategy, Change Possible.
Prior to UCL, he worked for 7 years leading the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) sustainability work, with a primary focus on developing and implementing the ODA’s Sustainable Development Strategy.
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