EVENT 17th October, Hydrogen for Heating: an early adopter or end of the queue?

Natural gas has a long-proven track record for heating.  However, the climate challenge requires change.  Will hydrogen be able to take its place?  How will the potential for customer convenience and acceptance square with this sector requiring some of the toughest cost-reduction needs?

We have a set of leading experts who will consider the different angles, the interplay with alternatives for heating, the alternative uses for hydrogen, and the development over the short- and long-term.

In addition, the seminar will feature the annual UK gas winter outlook from National Grid.


  • Meredith Annex, Team Leader for Low Carbon Heating and Cooling, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Michael Copson, Hydrogen Business Development, Shell
  • Adam Hawkes, Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College
  • Jenny Hill, Head of Buildings, Industry and Bioenergy, Committee on Climate Change
  • Robert Gibson, Whole system & Gas Supply Manager, National Grid

Agenda – 17th October 

13.30 Registration
14.00 Welcome and introduction – Mallika Ishwaran, Shell Scenarios Team and BIEE Council Member
14.05 Hydrogen for Heating – An early adopter or the end of the queue?
Meredith Annex, BNEF
Michael Copson, Shell
Adam Hawkes, Imperial College
Jenny Hill, Committee on Climate Change
15.15 Audience debate moderated by Martin Haigh, Senior Energy and Climate Change Adviser, Shell Scenarios Team
15.45 Break
16.00 UK gas winter outlook
Presentation and Q&A Robert Gibson, National Grid
17.00 Refreshments
18.00 Close



The meeting will be held in the Great Room at the RSA. Registration will take place from 13.30 at the registration desk outside the Great Room. The meeting will start at 14.00 and will finish at 17.00. It will be followed by a networking drinks reception in the Benjamin Franklin Room.
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The RSA, 8 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6EZ