Key Points
  • Progress Since Advice Published by the Committee for Climate Change Bioenergy and Hydrogen Report
  • Scotland's local Heat and Energy Strategy Programme
  • The pathways to decarbonising heat and energy in a sustainable way
  • The importance of regulating now in order 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
  • 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
  • Stewart Clements, Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)
  • Dr Joanne Wade OBE, Deputy Director, The Association for Decentralised Energy
  • Frances Warburton, Director, Energy System Transition, Ofgem
  • Gill Kelleher, Policy Manager, Active Building Centre
  • Chris Clarke, Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West Utilities
  • 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

08:30 - 09:10
Registration and Coffee

 

09:10 - 09:15
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Prof Chris Rapley CBE University College London

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09:15 - 09:35
Case Study: Energy Efficient Scotland: Learning how to Implement Successful Strategies

 
  • Reviewing Scotland’s local Heat and Energy Strategy Programme 
  • Aiming to get the best results by the 2050 deadline 
  • Transforming the energy efficiency and heating of buildings so that buildings are near zero carbon


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Dr Faye Wade ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland

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09:35 - 09:55
Keynote: Government’s plans for 2019

 
  • Focusing on the long-term heat decarbonisation challenge
  • Approaching the challenge – the Government view
  • Reviewing upcoming priorities

Speakers

Vedantha Kumar Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Strategic Heat Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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09:55 - 10:10
Joint Questions and Discussion

 

Speakers

Dr Faye Wade ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland

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Vedantha Kumar Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Strategic Heat Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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10:10 - 10:20
Discussing the importance of the size of the UK market currently

 
  • Discussing why heat decarbonisation must consider how consumers heat their homes now 
  • Debating why the sales of boilers continue to grow despite economic uncertainties – 1.6 million were sold in 2018, up 4.7% from 2017 
  • Why efficiency and emissions are key considerations for the industry and action has already been taken
  • Minimising disruption and costs by decarbonising the fuel already used -       Looking to the future: Low carbon gas is already being used and work on testing the feasibility of hydrogen is well underway
10:20 - 10:30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Stewart Clements Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)

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10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and Networking Break

 

11:00 - 11:30
Panel: Pathways to Decarbonising Heat and Energy in a Sustainable Way

 
  • Reviewing the 3 pathways to decarbonising
  • 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

    11:30 – 11:45 Questions and Discussion

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Gill Kelleher Policy Manager, Active Building Centre

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Chris Clarke Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West Utilities

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Lisa Fischer Senior Policy Advisor, E3G

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

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11:45 - 12:00
Decarbonising 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 
  • Decarbonising heat and how the active consumer will be central to choices going forward
  • Discussing all new build developments being all-electric

    12:00 – 12:10 –
    Questions and Discussion


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Dr Joanne Wade OBE Deputy Director, Association for Decentralised Energy

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12:10 - 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 – 12:55 – Questions and Discussion

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Tony Glover Director of Policy and Gas, Energy Networks Association

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Frances Warburton Partner, Energy Systems Ofgem

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

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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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12:55 - 13:15
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
12:55 – 13:25 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Chris Stark CEO, Committee on Climate Change

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13:25 - 13:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Prof Chris Rapley CBE University College London

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End

Speakers

Chris Clarke Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West Utilities

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Stewart Clements Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)

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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 Manager, Active Building Centre

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Vedantha Kumar Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Strategic Heat Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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

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Prof Chris Rapley CBE University College London

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Chris Stark CEO, Committee on Climate Change

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Dr Faye Wade ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland

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Dr Joanne Wade OBE Deputy Director, Association for Decentralised Energy

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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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Venue details

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT

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