Virtual Conference Programme

The Virtual Conference will be a series of six 90-minute panel sessions over the 3rd and 4th December 2020 plus 3 follow up webinars during 2021. The virtual display will be launched on the first and will be a permanent “living” website.

About the sessions:

  • invited speakers and panellists will:
    • address strategies to accelerate the “Journey to 100% Renewables”.
    • address all energy sectors and regions
    • focus on social issues, technological issues, and enabling framework issues.

Confirmed sessions:

  • Covid-19 and the Energy Transformation: Lessons learnt, and pathways needed to be explored
  • Transforming and Growing the Electricity Sector: The Role of Sector Coupling to Meet our End-Use Energy Through Electricity
  • Transforming the Heating and Cooling Sectors: Solar Thermal and Other Technologies to Meet the Heating Requirements of Industry and the Heating and Cooling Requirements of Communities and Buildings
  • Transforming the Transport Sector: Sector Coupling, and the Future Roles of Biofuels and Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Garnering Public Support to Achieve the 100% Renewable Energy Transformation
  • Enabling a Policy Landscape and the Financial Markets to Achieve 100% Renewables


Throughout 2021, three SWC50 follow up webinars will be held.

About the Virtual Display:

Providing a timeline and focusing on the stories from the past 50+ years and visions for the next 50 years through the eyes of:

  • Institutions (research laboratories and universities);
  • NGOs and Non-profit organizations:
  • Industry; and
  • Governments