Programme - The Transport Industry 


Topic: Clean Energy Exchange: Transport
Date: Wednesday 2 June 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 
Location: Virtual

Reducing carbon emissions is a priority for the transport sector and electrification will be the main route to net-zero. Opportunities to reconfigure how vehicles run – from electric vehicles to green hydrogen-based shipping, to entire overground rail networks powered by renewables – are now growing fast, with clean benefits. How does the Transport sector go about using clean energy to fundamentally alter how it powers everything – from trains to lorries to the entire transportation network?   


02 June 2021: Transport

Welcome and Plenary  


Isabel DiVanna, Executive Director, Commercial and Customer Experience, RenewableUKIsabel DiVanna photo1

Isabel leads on commercial strategy for income generation - both membership and events – at RenewableUK. Before joining RenewableUK, Isabel headed up commercial and members services at the Bar Council (the professional body for barristers), at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (a foreign affairs and defence think tank), and led on business development and partnerships at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, where she worked with FTSE 100 companies on corporate leadership programmes for the C-suite.


Taylor McKenzie, Origination & Offtake Manager, ScottishPower RenewablesTaylor McKenzie photo

Taylor started his career within ScottishPower Renewables where he built up expertise in renewable energy project development with a focus on technical and commercial analysis of innovative technologies to address cost reduction and new market development.  Now heading up the Origination & Offtake team Taylor is responsible for corporate PPAs and green hydrogen across the UK and Ireland with a focus on enabling investment into ScottishPower’s pipeline of onshore wind, solar PV and energy storage technologies.

  Jasmine Moss, Commercial Manager, TfL


Edward Sargent, Director of Business Development, Pivot Power
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Edward has spent the last 15 years working with businesses to deliver innovation in energy and storage solutions.  As Business Development Director at Pivot Power he is developing partnerships with local authorities, corporates, logistics, last mile delivery and transport companies to provide the power that will enable the electrification of their fleets. 

Prior to joining Pivot Power Edward built and led Tesla’s UK & Ireland Powerpack business, which he joined from innovative energy tech start-up Tempus Energy. Previously he worked in senior engineering roles delivering energy savings and sustainable solutions for landlords, asset managers, public sector and commercial developers.  Edward holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northumbria University.


Rachel Solomon WilliamsDeputy Director, Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Environment and Future of MobilityDepartment for TransportRachel Solomon Williams photo

Rachel Solomon Williams is a senior leader with particular expertise in energy and environment policy. She is currently Head of Low Carbon Fuels at the UK Department for Transport, a role she has held since 2018. Most of her work before this has been within the UK civil service, but she has also worked in the corporate affairs team at Tesco and as interim Managing Director at Sandbag, a climate thinktank. Highlights of Rachel’s career have included piloting the UK Climate Change Act through Parliament and overseeing a major review of the Feed-in Tariffs Scheme. When not working from home, she travels to work by bike.


Leo Murray, Director of Innovation, Riding Sunbeams


  Kevin McCann, Senior Policy Analyst, Solar Energy UKKevin McCann photo

Kevin McCann is Senior Policy Analyst at Solar Energy UK, where he leads on rooftop policy and economic issues. Prior to Solar Energy UK, he managed social and environmental research projects in central and west Africa. Kevin has an MSc in energy policy, including a dissertation on the commercial uptake of electric vehicles, and an MA in international relations.

Q&A with Panellists 



Why attend? 

  • To learn from successful case studies from the various players in the sector
  • To explore benefits of power purchase agreements including community investment and engagement, contract terms and prices, variable consumption volumes and more
  • To learn how EV charging stations are being linked to onsite generation, energy storage and renewable PPAs
  • To learn more about how to ensure regulatory compliance when it comes to reducing carbon emissions
  • To consider how to generate shareholder value, value for money, and improve brand when it comes to clean energy and the electrification of transport
  • To consider what you need to know before embarking on this journey

Are you interested in speaking at this event? Please contact the team