Government Session: Energy economists recommendations for the G20 Summit
Session presentation :
The next G20 Summit will take place in Riyadh in November 2020. The G20 leaders commit to receiving the recommendations of the global civil society which is organized in engagement groups. For the first time this year, a taskforce T20 is created on the topics of Sustainable Energy, Food and Water Systems.
The IAEE is pleased to contribute and to co-chair this taskforce for Sustainable energy.
As a result a selection of 3 to 4 policy briefs out of 100 policy briefs submitted to T20 will be presented to participants to the 43rd IAEE International Conference in Paris. The authors expected to receive advices and improvement from the audience.
IAEE participants to this session will thus have an opportunity to interact with G20/T20 recommendations. This year G20 leaders want to base their final communique on T20 ‘ideas-bank’ and research-based recommendations. They want to communicate with the broader public about issues such issues of global importance.G20 / T20 Taskforce on Sustainable Energy Systems, Presiding
Abstracts submission period for policy briefs is closed. The selected speakers will be announced after the selection process to be closed end of May 2020.
Policy brief 1 for G20/T20 recommendations on Energy security & market stability
Speaker1: to be announced
Policy brief 2 for G20/T20 recommendations on Energy transitions
Speaker2: to be announced
Policy brief 3 for G20/T20 recommendations on The Energy/Food/Water Nexus & Smart Cities
Speaker3: to be announced
Session presentation: In order to mitigate climate change and fall in line with the decarbonisation targets expected worldwide, most energy mixes must undergo transformations with country-specific energy transition pathways. The challenge remains on identifying the optimal ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, while preserving growth, competitiveness and security of supply. Coupling the power system with other energy sectors via hydrogen (power-to-gas, power-to-heat and power-to mobility for example) could be a promising solution to contribute to both flexibility provision (hence easing the penetration of renewable energies) and a multi-sectorial decarbonisation at the same time. Provided that hydrogen is produced via low-carbon technologies such as electrolysis coupled with a decarbonized power mix, it makes it possible to link and decarbonize the different energy sectors together, thanks to the hydrogen versatility. In this session the hydrogen potential will be presented based on different point of views (energy organizations, industrials and academics). Once the different possible applications of hydrogen are acknowledged, the next steps required for scaling up will be discussed.
This session is organized in collaboration with the Task 38 of the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency.
Presiding: Olfa TLILI BEN GHANEM
I-tésé, CEA, France
Chairman of the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) of the IEA, France
Guillaume de Smedt
Director, Strategy Hydrogen Energy & Energy Transition, Air Liquide, Hydrogen Council, France
Head of Institute IEK-3, Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany
Alain Le Duigou
Research Engineer at I-tésé, CEA, France