• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Simon Blakey

S&P Global Commodities Insights

Senior Adviser

Simon Blakey has 40 years experience as a researcher, consultant and adviser in European energy matters. He founded the European gas and power research practice at CERA, a predecessor company of S & P Global. He has previously also served as head of the private office of the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, and Special Envoy at Eurogas, the association of European gas companies. His research specialities include natural gas, hydrogen, climate science and policy, and energy geopolitics. He is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Sessions With Simon Blakey

Monday, 18 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 05:30 pm - 18/mar/2024 06:00 pm

    Accelerating the Energy Transition with Hydrogen


    Hydrogen is a clean and versatile energy carrier that will play a significant role in global decarbonization efforts. What crucial pathways will hydrogen support? What infrastructure is necessary? Can we accelerate the change? Hydrogen versatility: How many different sectors will count on hydrogen?  

    Storage and grid reliability: Can hydrogen neutralize grid intermittency? Global collaboration: What partnerships are succeeding in the creation of a hydrogen-based economy? 

Thursday, 21 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 21/mar/2024 04:55 pm - 21/mar/2024 05:45 pm

    Re-structuring European Energy

    Power/Clean Power

    Energy security is firmly back on the European agenda, alongside the climate-related imperatives that have dominated policy and regulatory initiatives for many years. European governments have reached out in search of restructured energy supply routes, and have scrambled to provide financial support for their citizens’ energy costs. In a changed political environment, energy companies in Europe are seeking to balance a dual responsibility: to deliver the secure and affordable conventional fuels that their customers demand, while remaining committed to broader stakeholder requirements that require climate-sensitive investments, oriented toward energy transition.