The Carbon Trust Net Zero Energy Transition Week

Aerial view of Hammersmith in the morning, London, UK

Transitioning to a net zero energy system in 2050 will require a more integrated systems approach to decarbonising power, heat, transport and industry sectors. Energy flexibility has the potential to play a significant role to achieving the transition at lowest cost.


Net Zero Energy Transition


Register now for the Carbon Trust Net Zero Energy Transition Week – a series of virtual events exploring the crucial steps necessary to deliver a smart and flexible net zero energy transition. 

Over three days, we will discuss the role of flexibility in achieving net zero in the global energy system, present findings on next frontiers of energy system decarbonisation in the UK and deep-dive into emerging insights from areas including hydrogen, transport, heat and local energy systems.

You will have the opportunity to hear from energy transition thought leaders and key industry players across a broad range of organisations. 

The event will include the launch of Flexibility in Great Britain, a consortium project which explores the potential for an integrated and flexible energy system to reduce the cost of reaching the UK’s net zero economy goal by 2050. 

Event schedule

Session details and speakers coming soon.

Day 1 - Tuesday 18 May 2021

10am to 12.30pm BST Next frontiers of energy system decarbonisation - includes the official launch of the Flexibility in Great Britain project

Day 2 - Wednesday 19 May 2021

10am to 12pm BST 2050 net zero challenge - what major energy system developments will be required to achieve this target?
2pm to 4pm BST Role of smart technology

Day 3 - Thursday 20 May 2021

10am to 12pm BST Infrastructure development and co-ordination - the role of networks in supporting the transition
2pm to 4.30pm BST The need for a whole systems approach


Secure your free place today

International attendees are encouraged to register and join us live on the virtual platform for part of the event. A recording will be available for any sessions that were missed due to time differences.

Who should attend?
  • Energy companies
  • Network operators
  • Policy makers
  • Local authorities
  • Heat and power networks
  • Community groups
  • Transport, heat and power equipment and service sectors
  • Innovation agencies
  • Academia
About the Carbon Trust

At the Carbon Trust we are committed to supporting the energy transition, and through our upcoming work on energy flexibility and integrated systems development we will be able to provide much needed evidence to enhance decision making at this crucial moment.