Is There a Plan ? UK Energy Policy for the 2020s

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Is There a Plan? UK Energy Policy for the 2020s

With Brexit, new political dynamics and a new business and energy department, the context for UK energy policy is changing. This year sees the publication of a number of key set-piece policy documents - including the Government’s Green Paper on Industrial Strategy, the Emissions Reduction Plan, the National Infrastructure Commission’s assessment of priorities, and an Energy Smart Systems Report due later in the year. In putting in place an energy policy fit for the 2020s and beyond, developments in the new parliament will be crucial. How will a department that combines energy with industrial strategy affect the shape of the UK’s energy policy? How should we secure the new infrastructure needed for decarbonisation through the 2020s and beyond? Will the new industrial strategy capture the benefits of emerging smart technologies for UK consumers and companies? This conference will bring together experts from energy industry, the financial sector, the policy community and academia to explore these questions and consider the way forward for UK energy policy.

The inter-connectedness of industrial strategy, emission reduction commitments, and rapid technology development will provide key themes for discussion at this conference.


Small Island, Big Decisions: the new UK policy context

Session 2: Decarbonisation - the Emissions Reduction Plan

Session 3: Energy Smart Systems

Session 4: Panel discussion: Energy and Industrial Strategy

Confirmed speakers include

Lord Deben, Chairman,The Committee on Climate Change

Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Philip New, CEO, Energy Systems Catapult

Chris Harris, Director of Regulation, Npower

Richard Howard, Head of Research, Aurora Energy Research


Prof Sam Fankhauser, Co-Director, Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Graham Meeks, Head of Policy, Green Investment Bank

Martin Crouch, Senior Partner, OFGEM

Colin Calder, CEO, PassivSystems

Catherine O'Kelly, Director, Industry Development, Centrica

Darran Messem, Chairman, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter

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BIEE conferences are unique in the energy industry, bringing together a multiplicity of stakeholders from government, academia, finance and industry. To see a list of organisations who participated at previous conferences visit the conference website.


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