Nexans Climate Day 2022 - Program & replays
New York City,
September 21st, 2022
Sustainable solutions for the energy transition
Nexans hosted its third annual Climate Day in New York City on September 21st, 2022. The event is part of the larger Climate Week NYC event of which Nexans is a Gold sponsor and a RE100 award sponsor.
"Climate Day" is a chance for key leaders in sustainability to discuss actionable steps towards a cleaner and greener future. The theme of Nexans’ Climate Day 2022 was Energy Independence with a focus on sustainable solutions for the energy transition and featured speakers and panels from the offshore wind industry, government, and Nexans.
Some key topics addressed include next steps for addressing the challenge of climate change head on, the future of offshore wind in the United States including the domestic supply chain, and the economic benefits of the energy transition.
Find below key highlights of the event and watch the sessions’ replay.
Christopher Guérin, CEO Nexans, highlighted that “The reserves for raw materials are not infinite. The consumption of copper in the world went from 9 million metric tons to 21 million metric tons in the last 25 years. With the world becoming more electrified than in the past and because of the addition of electric vehicles, in 10 to 15 years, the demand will increase to 35 million metric tons. The only way to support to support investments in sustainable energy is through the recycling of raw materials and to increase innovation.”
Nexans Climate Day 2022: Introductory Remarks
The most overlooked part of the ecosystem: The Ocean
Adrian Grenier, actor, filmmaker, and environmentalist, spoke with Stephanie Cain, a freelance journalist and storytelling Strategist who writes for Fortune and The New York Times, about the ocean ecosystem and what we can do to preserve and maintain that ecosystem. They also discussed topics surrounding farming and renewables, including smaller scale distributed generation such as solar panels and micro-wind turbines.
Nexans Climate Day 2022: The most overlooked part of the ecosystem: The Ocean
Panel: Offshore Wind and Energy Independence in the US
The first panel focused on offshore wind and its contribution to energy independence in the US. Some key topics included how the US will manage the permitting process for building offshore in the coming years, as well as the role of government in the building of offshore wind farms and renewables more broadly.
Moderator: Josh Kaplowitz, VP, Offshore Wind, ACP
Nexans Climate Day 2022: Offshore Wind and Energy Independence in the US
The industrial capabilities of the plant in Charleston, SC
Brian Boan, Director of Industrial Projects and Facilities from Nexans, discussed the groundbreaking Charleston facility that specializes in the creation of cables for offshore wind farms.
Nexans Climate Day 2022: The industrial capabilities of the plant in Charleston, SC
Panel: Building the US supply chain for the energy transition
The second panel focused on building the supply chain in the United States to facilitate the energy transition and touched on topics such as the IRA and how that will help infuse resources into the production of a domestic supply chain, and how to support the port access and manufacturing capabilities to move into a more sustainable future.
Moderator: Ross Gould, VP Supply Chain Development and Research, Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW)
- Vincent Dessale, Chief Operations Officer and Senior EVP Business & Territories Northern Business Group, Nexans
- José Zayas, EVP Policy and Programs, ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy)
- Brett Persons, U.S. Supply Chain Development Manager, Siemens Gamesa
- Patrick Pellerin, President, Marmen Welcon
Nexans Climate Day 2022: Building the US supply chain for the energy transition
Benefits of Offshore Wind in the U.S.
Elected officials hope to localize the supply chain to meet their sustainability goals, create jobs and support the local economy while at the same time ensuring the security of the electrical grid. The Inflation Reduction Act empowers businesses to make decisions that are necessary to expand offshore wind operations in the United States.
Nexans Climate Day 2022: Benefits of Offshore Wind in the U.S.
We can only achieve our goals if companies, policymakers, and governmental agencies work together with one objective: to make change and move toward a more sustainable future, today. These are challenges we face together, and we must culminate our individual efforts to ensure change while keeping costs low.
- Christopher Guerin, CEO Nexans
Nexans Climate Day 2022: Closing Remarks
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