The Fuellers' Duke of Edinburgh Future Energy Conference 2023

The keynote presentations are now available

Links to Presentations

These now include Dame Mary Archer's excellent keynote address and presentation on the Future Outlook.

Note that all Fuellers and attendees are invited to provide additional take aways, which will be added to the above page. Use the contact page on the website or post on the Fuellers Linkedin page.

Also, for the record, click here for:

2023 Conference Brochure : with Timetable and Programme

Speakers' Biographies


The Third Duke of Edinburgh Future Energy Conference was held on Wednesday 29 November 2023 at The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The Duke of Edinburgh Future Energy Conference was the third in an ongoing series of successful conferences for the energy industries, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines  throughout the Energy sector, and Organised by The Worshipful Company of Fuellers. speakers included senior professionals in industry and academia from across the disciplines of science, engineering, finance and government policy

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, Westminster, London, W1G 0AE
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Conference Programme and Timetable

09:30 – Master Fueller, short introduction
09.40 - Keynote Speaker 1 – Energy Outlook – A Perspective from the United States - Lucian Pugliaresi, President Energy Policy Research Foundation
10:05 - Panel 1 Energy Markets. Chair: Jon Clark, EY. Panel Discussion: How has the energy cost crisis affected energy and climate policy? What do we need to change?  How can we finance the future of energy: Gareth Ramsay, BP Economist, Richard Nourse, Schroders Greencoat, Dr Carole Nakhle Chief, Crystol Energy.
11:05 – Keynote Speaker 2 – Energy Outlook – A British Perspective (including the regulatory/technical challenges we face) – Juliet Davenport, OBE, President Energy Institute
11:30 – Coffee, networking and exhibition
11:50 – Panel 2 Innovation. New technologies and new business models are still needed. In the second panel we draw from the world of engineering and digital sciences to explore the innovations being made, the problems they are solving and the opportunities they are creating.
Chair - Prof. Robert Gross, UK Energy Research Centre, Technology Advances Overview...
•    Large and micro hydrogen and ammonia production and usage technologies - Richard Hulf, Hydrogen One.
•    Nuclear, fusion & small reactors – Prof.  Sir Ian Chapman, UK Atomic Energy Authority - fusion and  Paul Spence, EDF Energy – fission.
•    Carbon Capture and Storage; Jason Frost of Aker Carbon Capture.
13:15 – Networking lunch
14:15 – Keynote 3 –Energy Outlook - Dame Mary Archer DBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
14:40 – Panel 3 – Society and Organisational Change, Chair – Philip Nicol-Gent, Air Pilots Our third panel addresses the question of what it is like to manage organisations in the transition to a Net Zero world, with particular emphasis on Livery Companies, and organisations whose members are major energy users, especially regarding transport.  How will society need to adapt to track the carbon cost of everything that we do? What skills will they need to embrace?
•    Carl Lomas MBE, Carmen, Chairman at Institute of Couriers, 
•    Jeremy Nicholson,  Alfa Energy
•    Greg Curtis, RAF, Air Fuels Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA).
•    Tim Morris, Associated British Ports
15:40 – Coffee and networking 
16:00 – Panel session 4: Panel Discussion. The way forward – reflections from within the Fuellers. Fuellers of different career stages and professional background reflect on the changes in the policy-innovation and market context they expect to see in the next 12-24 months, based on the themes emerging from this Conference. Chair: Ash Shastri. Panel – 
•    Simon Brewster, CEO at Dolphin N2, Fueller
•    Jai Ferguson, Neuroscience & Psychology at King’s College London , Sutton Trust Scholar , Fueller , Emerging Technologies Intern at HSBC
•    Owain Johnson, Managing Director, Global Head of Research and Product Development at CME Group, Fueller
•    Gavin Towers, Head of Energy Solutions, Brook Green Supply, Fueller
17:00 – Keynote 4 – The Big Picture - In the final session we will invite a leading thinker from the world of energy to surmise key insights and give a personal reflection on the path forwards. Dan Monzani, Managing Director for UK and Ireland, Aurora Energy.
17:25 – Closing thoughts and call to action- Master Fueller
17:30 - Drinks reception 
18:05 Short speech by Master Fueller 
19:30 – Close

Organised by the Worshipful Company of Fuellers and sponsored by UK Power Networks