Tony Hayward - 8 November 2017

Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore delivered a lecture entitled “The Great Energy Revolution - Fact or Fiction”.

Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore

To a room full of inquisitive delegates, Tony began his address reflecting on when he started in the energy industry almost 35 years ago, and what has changed in that time. Some people refer to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy as an energy revolution, Tony questioned the significance of this change and what a different future might look like.

The UK aims to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Tony discussed if this is achievable based on current energy projections and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead with Government pursuing renewable energy policies.

Tony finished his address by going back to the point he started with, suggesting we’re not experiencing an energy revolution, it’s an evolution that is proceeding at a slow place.

Media and coverage


Listen to the talk in full on SoundCloud. (Please note that SoundCloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

You can also download the Western Daily Press article that covered Tony's address.

Exclusive pre-address interview

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You can find a transcript of this interview on the Business West website.


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