Energy is the most important element of our society. Without energy, there would be no industry, no running hot water, and no prosperity. Until now, we have been using energy that we burn. Be it coal, oil, or gas. But we also know that these energies emit emissions that are harmful to the climate and to people. To satisfy our ever-growing hunger for more energy sustainably, we must above all rely on new technologies.
Innovation is the driving force behind the energy transition. It is catapulting us into a better connected and more sustainable world. But what does this future look like – and how do we get there? What measures do we need to take to bring about change without friction?
That’s what E.ON’s three-day virtual conference “Energy Innovation Days” aims to find out. It is one of the largest energy innovation events in Europe and brings together experts from around the world to discuss and share their perspectives on the path to a carbon-neutral world.
During the three days of keynotes and panel discussions, it becomes clear that the power of innovation does not come from a single opinion. External experts discuss and debate with high-ranking E.ON executives. Their dialogue offers a well-rounded view and analysis of the energy transition, new technologies, and the latest research. In the process, it also becomes clear: There is not just one path that leads to the goal. If we want to stop climate change, we will have to rely on different technologies from different sectors.
This will not be possible without the help of energy companies. They have the knowledge of how we need to design the power grids of the future. The experts invited to the “Energy Innovation Days” provided answers to pressing questions from society and revealed to us exclusively in interviews what their thoughts and plans are.
We interviewed Leo Birnbaum, CEO of E.ON, who answered our most important questions about climate change. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis of Hydrogen Europe talked about the industrialization of hydrogen. The bestselling author of Blackout, Marc Elsberg, gave his views on what he would like to see happen. Verena Nicolaus-Kronenberg, Vice President of Investor Relations, painted a picture of how sustainability is already an integral part of investing. And Dr. Susanne Rompel, VP of Political Affairs, gives us an insight into E.ON’s collaboration with governments.
Our behind-the-scenes video gives a glimpse of the day, but it’s worth digging into the discussion and watching the streams. We heard discussions and knowledge sharing between startups, utilities, policymakers, and consumers about energy innovation and the three pillars of the energy transition: Electrification, Connectivity, and Digitalization.
To view all the presentations of the three days, please head on over to the events page and log in to E.ON’s Republic of Innovators Platform to check them out.
Mobile Geeks was sponsored to attend E.ON’s Innovation Days, all thoughts and ideas are still our own.