San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Chair:Teresa Chilton, Project Manager for Manchester Energy and is a specialist in science communication, stakeholder engagement and outreach.
Speakers: Vicky Pryce, former Director General for Economics at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and was Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service. Previously she was a Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG and has served as a Corporate Economist at Exxon Europe, Clare Moody MEP, sits on the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee. This influential forum is responsible for EU measures relating to energy policy, with interests in energy supply security and energy efficiency, including the establishment and development of trans-European networks, Sarah Davies, Head of Strategy and Programmes for the Greater Manchester Environment Team. Sarah provides expertise for a range of local and national partner strategies and projects to support the development and operation of Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub – this scheme was formed as part of the Greater Manchester City Deal with Government, Ian Jackson, Strategic Business Development, National Nuclear Laboratory. Ian is a former Environment Agency regulator and was also an Associate Fellow for the Energy, Environment and Development programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), a leading global think-tank, Dr Chris Peters, Scientific Liaison at Sense About Science an organisation which works in partnership with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to change public discussions about science and evidence, Professor Melissa Denecke, Scientific Director at The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute, one of the world’s most pioneering centres for R&D and training in the nuclear sector, Prof Peter Crossley, Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks at The University of Manchester and member of the Greater Manchester Energy Group.
The Government wants to create a Northern Powerhouse to better balance the UK economy. Proposals call for investment in transport, science and innovation, plus devolution of civic powers. This event asks the question: what if energy policy was also devolved - how would we develop a strategy that could power the Northern Powerhouse? A range of proposals made by a University think-tank, involving both academics and students, will be revealed at Policy Week then debated live by our powerhouse panel of experts, drawn from the worlds of politics and economics, policy and strategy, science and energy-related research. From this analysis delegates will vote for their preferred option.