Louise Napier

Aberdeen City Council

Project Manager

Louise is the Project Manager of the Interreg North Sea Region HyTrEc2 (Hydrogen Transport Economy for the North Sea Region2) project at Aberdeen City Council. She has worked for the Council as a transport and policy officer and latterly on hydrogen projects as part of an Energy Transition team. Her work has included managing Aberdeen’s involvement in bespoke hydrogen projects under the H2 Aberdeen brand. H2Aberdeen is one of the largest programmes of cooperation and investment in hydrogen fuel cell technology in the UK and has included projects that have delivered two Hydrogen Refuelling Stations and one of the largest and most varied hydrogen fleets in Europe. Louise’s latest focus has been on developing Aberdeen as a ‘Hydrogen Hub’ in partnership with bp.

Sessions With Louise Napier

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 08:30am - 09:10am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 02:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 03:10 pm

    Electric or Eclectic Mobility? Why some believe that net zero has just saved the combustion engine

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    Sustainability and electric vehicles are two strategic heavyweights, often found at the top of priority lists in the automotive, energy, and government sectors. Investors looking to decarbonize portfolios look favorably for progress in both sustainability and electric vehicles. But are these priorities truly not mutually exclusive? Why are opinions split regarding automobiles? Is there a risk of mistaking the pursuit of eclectic strategies as purely electric stage fright? Sectoral inter-reliance is increasing, but what challenges must be overcome to ensure net-zero alignment and an overall positive outcome? Could factors governing the combustion vehicle’s lifetime suddenly change? How would a profound decrease in manufacturing volume impact the combustion engine’s continued ubiquity?