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Welcome to E-FWD, the exclusive membership community for accelerating change in the energy industry. Take advantage of a lead position in the journey to secure, clean energy.

  • Access and interpret business-critical information to aid decision making
  • Become a global thought leader who shapes the debate
  • Connect with industry peers and experts to influence the transition
  • Be recognised as a visionary leader in the UK energy transition

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Financing the Energy Transition

Thursday 19 Sept | Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh | 15.00 - 21.30

Taking E-FWD on the road for the first time and arriving in Scotland's capital city and green finance hub the attention will turn to Financing the Transition.

Topics will cover, where are the blockers to securing the finance required to drive energy forward quickly.  How to overcome financial roadblocks and learn from successful case studies.  

Ed Balls, former Labour shadow chancellor, will be our special guest, opening the event with a fireside chat.  


Expect political and industry commentators to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of financing, in Scotland’s capital city and green energy hub.



Join an essential dialogue

Our inaugural event convened senior leaders driving the energy transition. The evening featured a keynote by former Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Gordon Brown.

Attendees gained actionable insights around data, analysis, and business-critical perspectives on the transition.


North Sea energy transition entering choppy waters

The UK’s offshore energy industry faces turbulent times. Inflation and project cancellations are crystalising supply chain fears of fallow years ahead.

In upstream oil and gas, the Energy Profits Levy and fiscal uncertainty are causing investment anxiety.

The North Sea’s enduring appeal is being eclipsed by short-term market volatility. Today’s energy industry needs stable and consistent policy messaging. 



In offshore wind, money isn’t everything

Assessing whether the price-only CfD has been a success or a failure depends on how one understands the original policy intent.

“If the objective was to procure power at the cheapest possible price, it was a resounding success. If it was to foster a thriving domestic industry, it clearly hasn't done that,” a senior wind industry executive says.

Discover why non-price factors in CfD allocation are only part of the solution to promoting a robust North Sea wind industry.

Offshore wind turbine under construction off the English Coast


EDITORIAL: Ørsted’s US fiasco highlights need for new offshore wind business model

We're living in an era of high interest rates and macroeconomic volatility. In this climate, the recent Ørsted news raises questions around how to commercialise capital-intensive renewable projects.

But what does this mean to the wider offshore wind industry? Get complimentary access to our editorial.



E-FWD: register your interest

The energy transition is in progress. Outcomes will be shaped and defined by senior, strategic leaders who successfully engage policy makers and media.

This is what E-FWD is all about.

We exist to support the goals you hold as a professional, and to help further the vision and objectives embraced by your organisation.

E-FWD does this by connecting experts from public and private sector with peers, journalists, academics, and policy shapers.

With E-FWD membership, you get:

  • Access to quarterly events
  • Exclusive UK energy journalism and insight
  • Connection with the top tier of energy leaders

To explore membership, please register your interest by submitting the form. We'll be in touch soon!

Everything you need to influence the future – in one place

E-FWD: the specialist membership designed exclusively for North Sea innovators


Benefit from unique and outcome-driven intelligence at C-suite events.


Gain actionable insights to support transition plans, goals and actions.


Consult with a community of experts to support your decision making.


Connect with industry peers and experts to influence the North Sea energy transition within your organisation and beyond.

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Become an E-FWD expert and you’ll do more than influence the energy transition: you’ll define, influence and shape it.

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