12 August | 16:00 - 17:30 | Arendal | Open for all

The past year has witnessed escalating geopolitical tensions, shaping the global landscape.

As we look ahead, more than 70 countries, representing approximately 4 billion people, are poised to hold pivotal elections in 2024. Simultaneously, our planet grapples with an ambitious energy transition – a transformation that demands increased renewable energy production while addressing emissions reduction to meet the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement.

Key questions The Future of Energy will explore:

– How will ongoing geopolitical unrest and the 2024 global elections effect the energy market and shape energy policies?

– Where do we stand with the energy transition and what successes and challenges have emerged?

– What cutting-edge technologies are driving the transition, how soon can these be practically implemented and what are the barriers?

Refreshments and mingling from 15:30 – 16:00.

Conference starts at 16:00. 


  • Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Equinor
  • Liv Monica Stubholt, Lawyer and Energy Partner, Law firm Selmer
  • Anna Olsson, Chief Commercial Officer, Intelecy
  • Frida Eklöf Monstad, Senior Advisor Low Carbon Business Models, Equinor
  • Northern Lights TBA
  • Leif Johan Sevland, CEO, ONS (Moderator)
  • Tom Fidjeland, CEO, GCE NODE

Venue: Clarion Hotel Tyholmen

Organizers: GCE NODE in cooperation with ONS Foundation