Fall Conference 2018:
Smart Cities For a More Dynamic Future
With all of the technological advancements we’ve seen these past couple of years, the idea of a smart city is not as far-fetched as it once seemed.
It’s exciting to think that we can soon be living in the technological future that has been portrayed so many times in the movie industry. What will this smart city look like, though?
NHHS Energi team together with representatives from both state (municipal) and private stakeholders will provide a careful evaluation of the smart city-development in Norway, and we hope to have an exciting discussion with our guests.
Energy Day 2018:
The Future of Oil Investments
This year’s Energy Day will focus on how the changes in oil prices affects the major oil companies to plan ahead for further investments, both globally and locally.
Further, we will look at the opportunities and challenges of how an oil-based economy affects the Norwegian labor market, which is especially interesting in these times of more green and sustainable way of thinking. And of course; what are the expected projections of the oil price over the next 10 years?
Fall Conference 2017:
Hydrogen – The Fuel for our Future?
This year’s Fall Conference will focus on hydrogen energy, its production and potential in the transport sector with a focus on Norway.
We will look at the different production technologies steam-methane reforming and electrolysis, and discuss their feasibility. The conference will also focus on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and present the current and future demand side.
Energy Day 2017:
Developing Countries and Energy: Can they leapfrog to low–carbon economies?
The world is facing increasingly severe problems as a result of climate change and it is becoming apparent that every country needs to do their part to reduce its emission levels.
But how should developing countries respond to this threat? Is using fossil fuels, like the developed countries have, the only way to achieve economic growth? Or is there a way for them to leapfrog over polluting energy sources straight to renewables?
Fall Conference 2016:
Innovation in the Energy Sector
Economic growth in Norway has to a big extent been based on the extraction of oil from the North Sea.
The scarcity of the resource, its price volatility and a growing environmental concern has forced the Norwegian government to shift away from an oil based economy towards a more diversified one. This shift has led to a strong focus on innovation from the Norwegian government. Investments in R&D and other actions aim to create an environment that fosters many new businesses and entrepreneurs. What opportunities are out there? How can their potential be realized through the support of policymakers? What is the way to create a new pillar for the Norwegian economy?
Energy Day 2016:
The Future of Private Transportation
The private transport industry is changing a lot. From new engine technologies to driverless vehicles the media is confronting us continuously with innovations in the transport sector. The changes bring about many challenges for policy makers, politics and the different industries.
Our speakers will therefore share with us their perspective on how the future of private transportation may look like.
In addition to the presentations, there will be a debate about subsidizing electric vehicles in Norway. The country enjoys a great reputation worldwide in pioneering work for the promotion of cars. A lot of potential and actual tax income is spent to subsidize electric cars. This policy is not without risks and surely is not completely unquestionable. Hence, the candidates will be asked: “Are we just wasting billions?”