How do we keep the lights on?

Tuesday 06 December 2022 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This session has been organised by CFA UK's Energy Transition special interest group.

This session will hear from leading sustainable capital markets professionals on the threats and opportunities arising from Europe’s energy crisis and its capital markets impact. They will be tackling key questions such as;

  • How many years before we have enough offshore wind or nuclear?
  • Can we develop long duration energy storage for electricity, natural gas or hydrogen?
  • Can downstream energy efficiency move the dial?
  • Are there other new sustainable technologies we should rush forward, or should we be looking to the capital and carbon markets to save the day?

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the European energy crisis in coming winters
  • Explore the potential solutions available, their deployment timescales and financing challenges for their rollout
  • Understand the capital markets impacts of the energy crisis and the resulting threats and opportunities 


Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00

CPD Points: 1.00


Dr. Kerry-Ann Adamson, Global Strategic Investor, Hydrogen 

Dr. Kerry-Ann Adamson has over 20 years of experience in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry providing strategic advice in areas including strategy, market entry, development of business concepts, DD and finance. She is based in the UK with the Worley Hydrogen Transformation Unit.

As well as an advisor to a number of companies, Kerry-Ann chairs a UK hydrogen standards committee and is co-chair of the regulatory committee for Blockchain for Energy. She is also a NED for a Scottish hydrogen production company. Kerry-Ann was recently awarded one of the inaugural women in hydrogen 50 awards.

Adam Forsyth, ASIP, Head of Capital Markets, Longspur

Adam Forsyth ASIP is Head of Longspur Capital Markets and a Co-founder of the Solactive Active Net Zero Global Clean Energy Index. Adam’s career began as an electricity sector equity analyst becoming joint head of pan-European utilities research at JPMorgan Chase.

Adam left to join activist fund management company, Platinum Fund Managers, which he co-managed until 2008. Joining Matrix Group in December 2008, he opened their Edinburgh office in 2010, before moving to Arden Partners in 2012 and Cantor Fitzgerald in 2015. Adam founded Longspur Research in 2019, offering focused investment research on all aspects of clean energy. 

Catharina Hillenbrand von der Neyen, CFA, Head of Research, Carbon Tracker

Catharina Hillenbrand von der Neyen, CFA, is Head of Research at Carbon Tracker. She looks back to over 20 years of energy and climate finance experience. She was a leading equity analyst, in the energy sector with financial institutions including Cazenove, RBS and Nomura where she headed power, utilities and clean energy teams. In these roles, Catharina analysed major energy companies and equity markets and advised on some of the largest transformational financial transactions in the sector.

Catharina also served as a regulator and government advisor. As a senior advisor at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, she shaped several critical energy and climate policies in the UK and advised Ministers on financial markets, investors and energy related Brexit issues.