The Future of Renewable Energy and the Role of the Free Market

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A conversation with:

Morten Bæk
Permanent Secretary of State
Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities, and Climate

William Keyser
Partner and Practice Group Coordinator, Power Group
K&L Gates

David Livingston
Deputy Director for Climate & Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Nick Loris
Research Manager, Energy and Environment and Herbert and Joyce Morgan Research Fellow
The Heritage Foundation

Moderated by:

Julia Pyper
Senior Editor
Greentech Media


Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and K&L Gates on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a lively conversation on the future of renewable energy and the role of the free market in efficiently and effectively advancing the energy transition. Registration and lunch will open at 12:00 p.m.

Across the globe cost of renewable energy is falling rapidly, and mature renewable technologies such as wind and solar are quickly becoming price competitive, and increasingly the lowest-cost power generation option. In fact, onshore wind is now on average the cheapest form of new generation in the U.S., while subsidy levels for some renewables in Northern Europe are rapidly approaching zero. Recent price drops and the phase-out of certain subsidies for renewable energy raises common issues on both sides of the Atlantic.

Taking the example of Denmark and the United States, this event will examine how power markets can accommodate increasingly high shares of renewable energy, to guarantee robust and fair competition among all energy sources, and to ensure continued availability of capital to finance the modern, clean, and resilient energy grid of the future. 


K&L Gates
1601 K St NW, #1
Washington DC 20006

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