The net zero challenge 2: Emerging solutions

The net zero challenge 2: Emerging solutions

16 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30


Organised by the University of Edinburgh

The session comprises three speed debates with Q&A. 

Chair: Dr Fiona Riddoch, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Edinburgh

The role of fossil fuels in the future energy mix
Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director, Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and Douglas Parr, Policy Director, Greenpeace UK

Decarbonising heat supply
Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables and Dr Nigel Holmes, CEO, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association 

System efficiency and integration
Phil Taylor, Head of Engineering, Newcastle University and Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) and Sarah Handley, Carbon Neutral Programme Manager, Siemens plc

Programme subject to change



  • Douglas Parr


    Policy Director

    Greenpeace UK

    Dr Douglas Parr is Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace UK. He has worked on climate change policy in the power, heat and transport...

  • Sarah Handley


    Carbon Neutral Programme Manager

    Siemens plc

    Sarah Handley is the Carbon Neutral Manager at Siemens plc, where Sarah leads the programme to meet Siemens ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by...

  • Fiona Riddoch


    Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

    Edinburgh University

    Dr Fiona Riddoch worked for 20 years in executive and management positions in marketing, manufacturing and industry; the majority with Honeywell Inc....

  • Nigel Holmes


    Chief Executive

    Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association

    Dr Nigel Holmes is Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), recognised as one of the most proactive hydrogen &...

  • Fabrice Leveque


    Senior Policy Manager

    Scottish Renewables

    Fabrice Leveque is a senior policy manager, helping industry understand and influence the key UK and Scottish Government policies affecting renewable...

  • Luca Corradi


    Innovation Network Director

    The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

    The Oil & Gas Technology Centre has been established to maximise the potential of the North Sea, anchor the supply chain in the UK and create a...