Energy investment and innovation - Strategic challenges for an industry in transition
The webinar took place on 2 June 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has quickly evolved into a global crisis, with tragic human loss and a profound impact on businesses around the world. The steep drop in energy demand and parallel oil price war have caused the oil price to sharply fall resulting in the energy industry announcing billions of dollars in capital and operational spending cuts.

  • How will this fast-evolving situation impact the global energy sector and the pace of transition?
  • What changes will we see in the economics of the oil & gas and power sectors?
  • How will this affect companies’ strategies, long term investment and financing of all segments of the energy industry?

Regulatory signals and uncertainty over energy policies can be major barriers to investment, especially for large projects with long lead times that remain essential for the future development of key sectors and for ensuring security of energy supply. A critical strategic issue is how to bridge financing gaps post crisis. This will require taking a hard look at the risks facing investments across different sectors, countries and innovative technologies.

This timely webinar will feature energy and finance experts who will discuss challenges and strategic investment solutions to facilitate the development of the future energy mix. Discussion will focus on:

  • How will the industry come out of this crisis?
  • How can investment and financing strategies address and reduce the impact of the COVID-19 and climate change risk?
  • Looking toward the future energy mix – which technologies are likely to win?