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Power Struggle: The Geopolitics of Energy

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December 1, 2014

8:00 am

Eversheds, 1 Wood St, London EC2V 7WS


Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator

David Lidington MP, minister of state for Europe

John Hawksworth, chief UK economist, PwC


The global energy landscape is undergoing a massive transformation. New technologies and new sources of energy are coming on-stream, while shocks emanating from regional instabilities threaten to disrupt current supply chains. The Middle East is shaken by ongoing conflicts while sanctions on Russia create near-term uncertainties about energy supplies to Europe. At the same time, unconventional oil and gas production continues to change market forecasts and perceptions about the future. But what does that future look like? How vulnerable are we to supply shocks – and where are the biggest threats? How long will it take before unconventional energy production replaces traditional supplies? How can we make sense of the global energy geopolitics?

Our conference brought together leading global experts, policy-makers and business practitioners to discuss the changing energy landscape and to explore demand, production, technology and policy trends that have the potential to reshape global energy landscape.

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Spectator Energy Forum 2014 Programme

08:00 – 09:00: Breakfast, registration and networking

Sponsored by Carbon Tracker Initiative

09:00 – 09:10: Opening remarks

Andrew Neil, chairman and editor-in-chief of The Spectator Magazine Group

Robert Pitcher, head of energy and natural resources, Eversheds LLP

09:10 – 10:00: Keynote: The new forces at work in global energy supply and demand

Dr Aldo Flores-Quiroga, secretary general, International Energy Forum

10:00 – 10:45: PANEL: The global impact of the US energy revolution

James Ball, special advisor, Tachebois Ltd.

Justin Dargin, energy and environment scholar, University of Oxford; associate, Oxford Analytica

Jeremy Leggett, non-executive chairman of Carbon Tracker Initiative

10:45 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45: Panel: Threats to security of supply: Russia, the Middle East – where next?

David Butter, analyst of Middle East politics, economy and global energy issues; associate fellow, Chatham House

David Clark, chair, Russian Foundation

John Hawksworth, chief UK economist, PwC

11:45 – 12:45: Panel: Does Europe have a credible energy policy?

Tom Howes, deputy head of unit, energy policy and monitoring, European Commission

Stephen Tindale, associate fellow, Centre for European Reform

Rt Hon David Lidington MP, minister for Europe

James Trafford, partner, Evershed LLP

12:45 – 13:30: Lunch, concluding remarks from Andrew Neil and networking

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