We have reached the climate turning point: economies are growing while global CO2 emissions are beginning to flatline, thanks to a gradual transformation of energy systems and an exponential growth in renewables.
But this is just the beginning. In fact, if we are to have any chance of meeting the ambitious targets set out within the Paris Agreement on climate change, businesses must be bolder than ever before and take action to accelerate the shift to zero-carbon energy systems.
So, what exactly should that action look like? And how can other key stakeholders be convinced that investing in energy efficiency and carbon-cutting technologies now will bring significant operational, financial and environmental rewards in the future?
The 7th annual edie Energy Management Forum seeks to answer these crucial questions and more to bring you an end-to-end overview of what a successful energy strategy looks like. An array of expert speakers will be on hand to update you on the ever-changing policy landscape including ESOS Phase 2, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and Brexit, and to explain how you can capitalise on emerging solutions such as energy storage and demand response.
I look forward to welcoming you to this essential event in Birmingham.
Luke Nicholls, editor, edie