Our Expert Speakers:
(Keynote) Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change
(Chair) Prof Chris Rapley CBE, University College London
Vedantha Kumar, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Strategic Heat Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Dr Faye Wade, ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland
Henry Witt, Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Simon Ratcliffe, Former Energy and Cities Advisor, Department for International Development
Frances Warburton, Director, Energy System Transition, Ofgem
Gill Kelleher, Policy and Engagement Manager, SPECIFIC Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC)
Chris Clarke, Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West Utilities
Laura Sandys, CEO, Challenging Ideas
Tony Glover, Director of Policy and Gas, Energy Networks Association
Lisa Fischer, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
George Day, Head of Markets Policy and Regulation, Energy Systems Catapult
Chaitanya Kumar, Senior Policy Adviser on Low Carbon Energy, Green Alliance
On the 28th of June 2018, the Committee for Climate Change’s (CCC) ‘Reducing UK emissions – 2018’ Report set out four key messages to Government to put emissions reductions on track.
The UK has already achieved reductions in emissions of over 40%. However, the UK still must achieve the mandatory greenhouse gas emission target, requiring emissions to be cut by 80 per cent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, as set out by the Climate Change Act.
The decarbonisation of the power sector is no simple task and the CCC has made clear that achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions needs to be the number one target.
Following on from the CCC’s ‘net-zero’ Report due in April, our timely forum will bring together representatives from across the UK's energy sector to discuss the UK’s approach to heat policy.