Key Points
  • Update on Government's progress in response to CCC's April report
  • Pathways to decarbonising gas in a sustainable way
  • Regulating now to ensure 2050 targets are met
Guest of Honour

Chris Stark CEO, Committee on Climate Change

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Overview
Our Expert Speakers:
  • (Keynote) Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change
  • (Chair) Prof Chris Rapley CBE, University College London
  • 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.

  • Agenda
    Start

    08:40 - 09:10
    Registration and Coffee

     

    09:10 - 09:20
    Chair's Opening Remarks

     

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    Prof Chris Rapley CBE University College London

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    09:20 - 09:40
    Keynote: Progress Since Advice Published by the Committee for Climate Change Bioenergy and Hydrogen Report

     
    • Update on Government’s progress in response to report 
    • Encouraging simple, low-cost options, efficiency in buildings, tree planting, and the recycling of food waste
    • Future work on the sixth carbon budget, due in 2020
    9:40 – 9:50 Questions and Discussion

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    Chris Stark CEO, Committee on Climate Change

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    09:50 - 10:30
    Panel: Pathways to Decarbonising Heat and Energy in a Sustainable Way

     
    • Discussing the role that the role heat networks could play in heating homes and businesses
    • Reviewing the 3 pathways
    • Alternative options for the 20 million gas-heated homes in areas where heat networks are not cost-effective 
    • Decarbonising heat and energy– a whole system perspective

      10:30 – 10:40 Questions and Discussion

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    George Day Head of Markets Policy and Regulation, Energy Systems Catapult

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    Chris Clarke Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West

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    Lisa Fischer Senior Policy Advisor, E3G

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    10:40 - 11:10
    Coffee and Networking Break

     

    11:10 - 11:50
    Panel: Gas Heat vs. Electrical Heat - Advantages, Challenges and Alternative Materials

     
    • Renewable energy and materials in a time of limited resources 
    • Reviewing hybrid models and how to deliver efficiency 
    • Discussing all new build developments being all-electric

      11:50 – 12:00 –
      Questions and Discussion


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    Simon Ratcliffe Former Energy and Cities Advisor, Department for International Development

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    Professor Ron Loveland Energy Advisor, Welsh Government

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    Laura Sandys CEO, Challenging Ideas

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    12:00 - 12:40
    Panel: Regulating Now to Ensure 2050 Targets are Met

     
    • Committing to effective regulation and strict enforcement 
    • Strategic low carbon heat and energy decisions, containing recommendations for the long-term decarbonisation of both
    • Thinking about what to do today, to ensure future targets 
    • Supporting the UK’s low carbon and renewable electricity generation, contributing to reducing carbon emissions

      12:40 – 12:50 – Questions and Discussion

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    Chaitanya Kumar Senior Policy Adviser on Low Carbon Energy, Green Alliance

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    Frances Warbuton Director, Energy System Transition, Ofgem

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    Tony Glover Director of Policy and Gas, Energy Networks Association

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    Henry Witt Senior Policy Adviser, CfD policy, Renewable Electricity Support Schemes (RESS), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial St

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    12:50 - 13:00
    Chair's Closing Remarks

     

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    Prof Chris Rapley CBE University College London

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    End

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    Chris Clarke Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West

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    George Day Head of Markets Policy and Regulation, Energy Systems Catapult

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    Lisa Fischer Senior Policy Advisor, E3G

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    Tony Glover Director of Policy and Gas, Energy Networks Association

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    Gill Kelleher Policy and Engagement Manager, SPECIFIC Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC)

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    Chaitanya Kumar Senior Policy Adviser on Low Carbon Energy, Green Alliance

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    Professor Ron Loveland Energy Advisor, Welsh Government

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    Prof Chris Rapley CBE University College London

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    Simon Ratcliffe Former Energy and Cities Advisor, Department for International Development

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    Laura Sandys CEO, Challenging Ideas

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    Chris Stark CEO, Committee on Climate Change

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    Frances Warburton Partner, Energy Systems Ofgem

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    Henry Witt Senior Policy Adviser, CfD policy, Renewable Electricity Support Schemes (RESS), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial St

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    Frances Warbuton Director, Energy System Transition, Ofgem

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