22 September 2016
MSCI offices 250 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, US
The energy transition is already underway, which means that the assumptions underpinning comparisons of coal, gas, solar and wind power generation options are constantly changing.
The event will discuss how changes to key variables such as capital costs, technology costs, capacity factors, asset life, and timing of generation can impact the economics of power options being considered by utilities.
These assumptions determine which electricity generation options appear most financially attractive – and feed into a range of energy system models and scenarios. It is critical that those using these models and their outputs understand the need to regularly update and refine the inputs to get the most up to date analysis.
The panel of industry, policymaker, and the investment community will then discuss how they deal with this changing landscape in making decisions about our future energy supply.
Note – this is a change to the original content – our work with the Grantham Institute at Imperial will be launched later in the autumn to enable necessary further modelling work to be completed.
8.30 Breakfast and Registration
9.00 Welcome and Introduction
Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI
9.10 Challenging Assumptions: Carbon Tracker Research Presentation
Luke Sussams, Senior Researcher, CTI
9:45 Panel Introduction
Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI
10.00 Panel Discussion: Transformative Change for a Low Carbon Future
Chair: Mark Campanale, Founder and Director, CTI
Amory Lovins, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Alex Bernhardt, Principal and Head of Responsible Investment, US, Mercer
Divya Mankikar, Investment Officer, CalPERS
Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas, BNEF
Frederic Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional & Sovereign Clients, Amundi
10.55 Wrap-up, Anthony Hobley, CEO, CTI
11.00 Networking Coffee & Tea
Please register here.
Carbon Tracker would like to thank MSCI and the PRI for their support of this event.
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