Oxford Energy Day: Energy in Growing Economies

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 2 October 2017
Oxford Energy Network , The Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford,OX2 6GG, United Kingdom

Energy use in non-OECD countries is expected to increase by some 50% from 2015 to 2035, compounded of a 25 % increase per capita and 20% due to rising population. The per capita increase in non-OECD countries is providing energy services that are lifting billions out of poverty, and underwriting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

How this increase is achieved, and whether it can be sustainably accelerated, is not only of interest for OECD countries, but also for the rest of the world for two reasons. First, because of its impact on climate change (by 2035 some two-thirds of global energy consumption will be in non-OECD countries). Second, because countries which currently have relatively little energy infrastructure have opportunities to develop new models for providing energy (e.g. on a mainly localised basis) which may provide lessons for others. 

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Draft programme

Coffee/tea will be available from 9.30am. The meeting will start promptly at 10.00am.

Introduction & welcome

Chris Llewellyn Smith (University of Oxford)

Key note – Rachel Kyte

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All

Outlook for China – Professor Jiang Kejun

Director, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China

Outlook for India – Anil Kumar Jain

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Delhi

Outlook for Africa – Mike Mason

Chairman Tropical Power, University of Oxford

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Energy and Power Balancing

Malcolm McCulloch (Oxford) – Chair, Adam Storck (M-Kopa), Peter Bruce (Oxford), Samson Ondiek (Kenya Power and Light)

Empowering the Under-serviced

Sarah Butler-Schloss (Ashden) – Chair, Grace Mbungu (IASS Potsdam), Phil Mann (DfID), Yacob Mulugetta (UCL)


Mike Mason (Tropical Power/Oxford) – Chair, Andrew Smith (Oxford), Jeremy Woods (IC)

15:45 – 16:15 Tea

Overcoming Constraints, Mobilising Resources and Managing Risks

Bernice Lee (Chatham House)Chair, Adam Bruce (Mainstream Renewable Power), Marcela Tarazona (Oxford Policy Management), Will Blyth (DfID)

Making it Happen

James Cameron (ODI) –- Chair, Paul Collier (Oxford), Walter Patterson (Chatham House)

6-7pm Drinks sponsored by Nature Energy