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The future of renewables in the UK in a post Brexit, post Trump and cost co...
Thu 16 March 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources & UCL Energy Institute joint public lecture
'The future of renewables in the UK in a post Brexit, post Trump and cost conscious world'
With special guest speakers:
Michelle T Davies, Global Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group, Eversheds
The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change
Michelle is the Global Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group which has advised on over 30GW of renewable energy projects globally. She advises across all technologies: offshore and onshore wind, biomass, solar, hydro and biofuels. Clients include utilities, IPPs, private equity and infrastructure funds, institutional investors, banks and Governments.
Michelle is actively involved in policy and regulation. Michelle is on the Advisory Board of MESIA and the policy committee of the Saudi Solar Industry Association. She is also on the Board of the BPVA, the Advisory Board of the Climate Bonds Initiative, the REA Finance Strategy Group and is Deputy Chair of the RUK Offshore Wind Strategy Group. She founded and is Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Committee Advisory Group.
Michelle has been listed as a leader in renewables" by 'The Lawyer Hot 100 Lawyers and has been named for 3 years as being one of the top 100 people in global wind power by 'A Word About Wind'. Michelle has also been named Solar Woman of the Year 2014 and 2015 and recently became a member of DECC's POWERful Women Group.
She writes regularly on the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and is a regular speaker at conferences including: WFES, MEED and MENA Dubai, SASIA Riyadh, Africa Utility Week, PV Insider and CSP Today, REFF (NY, India and China), Financing Carbon and Climate Finance (London), Environmental Green Bonds Conference, Westminster Energy Forum and Government Round Tables. Michelle is qualified in the UK and New York. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a John Rankin Scholar.
The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97). His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense. To that end, he set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Association of Professional Financial Advisers.
We expect this event to be extremely popular, and places will be on a first come first served basis. We only allow one ticket registration per email address. If multiple tickets are registered to a single attendee you will be contacted and the duplicate tickets will be cancelled. If you are no longer able to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The presentation will promptly start at 6pm and will be followed by drinks and nibbles. We are expecting large numbers so please arrive 10 minutes before the event start time.
Getting to the venue
Jeffrey Hall is situated on Level 1 of the main UCL IOE building, with street access from Level 3. Please use the Logan Hall entrance (just left of the main staircase) and head down to level 1.
Jeffery Hall is not considered as accessible to mobility impaired persons as there are no safe means of evacuating persons. You can get down to level 1 using the building lifts but you will need to be able to use the staircase in case of an evacuation.
Assisted evacuation via the staircases may be possible in some cases, but will require the submission of a risk assessed based PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan) by meeting organisers. Please let us know in advance so we can make suitable arrangements