Key Points
  • Lord Deben, Chair of the Climate Change Committee, will share the progress the UK has made in reducing greenhouse emissions and how the country should adapt to the impacts of climate change
  • Explore the transformation of the UKs industrial heartlands into world-leading SuperPlaces: what projects are currently underway, and what is the next stage of development?
  • Understand the importance of a whole system approach to Net Zero: discussing the integration of gas and electricity networks across buildings, power and transport
  • We will focus on the crucial role green finance plays in enabling the transition to net zero and how further private sector investment in green projects can be mobilised
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Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • The Rt Hon Lord Deben, Chair, Climate Change Committee
  • Jane Dennett-Thorpe, Decarbonisation and Energy Transition Lead, Ofgem
  • Laura Sandys CBE, Non Executive Director SGN and Energy Systems Catapult
  • Lucy Yu, CEO, Centre for Net Zero
  • Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation and Electricity Systems, Energy Networks Association
  • Angela Hepworth, Commercial Director, Drax
  • Clare Jackson, Head of Innovation - Low Carbon, Gemserv
  • Tony Smith, Commercial Strategy Manager - Decarbonised Gas, Hydrogen & CCUS, Peel NRE
  • Julia Pyke, Director for Sizewell C, SGN
  • Heidi Genoni, Hy4Heat Programme Manager, Arup
  • Matt Hindle, Head of Gas, Energy Networks Association
  • Marek Kubik, Managing Director, Fluence
  • Lorna Archers, Programme Manger - Energy Futures SGN
  • Oliver Lancaster, Net Zero Relationship Manager, Wales & West Utilities
  • Professor Jeffrey Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London
  • Ryan Jude, Associate, Green Finance Institute

    As the country recovers from the economic damage of Covid-19 and with the launch of the Ten Point Plan last year, green industries represent not only a way to ‘build back better’, but to place the UK at the centre of a new Green Industrial Revolution. To achieve this vision, the government is mobilising £12 billion in public investment, and as much as 3 times that from the private sector.*

    Join Westminster Insight’s Modernising and Decarbonising Energy Conference to explore the latest developments in low carbon hydrogen, energy storage, carbon capture and storage, and new nuclear power. We will also discuss the policy, finance and infrastructure requirements to secure their success towards achieving our target to reach Net Zero by 2050.

    You will hear from innovative projects on the future development of UK SuperPlaces, nuclear power and decarbonising homes to tackle climate change and reduce emissions. Sizewell C will share how both industry and environment can coexist when developed and managed successfully.

    Explore the best energy storage solutions in both the short and long term to operate a grid with 100% renewable energy in real time.

    *The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:15
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

The Rt. Hon Lord Deben Chairman, Committee on Climate Change.

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09:15 - 09:45
Keynote Address: The Road to a Green Recovery - The Government’s Plan for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ and Achieving Net-Zero by 2050

 
  • The government’s 10 point plan: an overview of the national strategy to achieving net-zero by 2050
  • Mobilising and supporting private investment in low carbon energy projects to further the green agenda
  • Scaling up our workforce in preparation for a high skill, low carbon economy

09:45 - 10:15
Joint Session: Understanding the Regulatory Challenges and Policy Solutions to Achieving Net-Zero

 
  • Understanding the role regulators play in facilitating the pathway to net-zero
  • Ensuring the interests of customers are protected as we transition towards decarbonisation 
  • Discussing the critical decisions to take now too achieve our long term targets

Speakers

Jane Dennett-Thorpe Decarbonisation and Energy Transition Lead, Ofgem

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Jeffrey Hardy Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

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10:15 - 10:45
Break

 

10:45 - 11:30
Panel: The Future of the UK’S ‘SuperPlaces’ - Decarbonising Industries and Levelling Up Infrastructure

 
  • Fostering innovation to transform Britain’s industrial powerhouses into green energy hubs
  • Exploring the key projects and developments around renewable energy, low carbon hydrogen, and CCUS
  • Understanding the regional and national benefits of a decarbonised economy

Speakers

Angela Hepworth Commercial Director, Drax Innovation team

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Clare Jackson Programme Manager, HydrogenHub and Hydrogen Taskforce

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Heidi Genoni Hy4Heat Programme Manager, Arup

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Tony Smith Commercial Strategy Manager - Decarbonised Gas, Hydrogen & CCUS, Peel NRE

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11:30 - 12:30
Panel: Adopting a Whole System Approach to Net-Zero

 
  • Discussing the relative benefits of renewables and decarbonised gas in reducing emissions
  • Articulating the increasing integration of gas and electricity networks across buildings, power and transport demand
  • Exploring the role of flexibility in energy demand, such as hybrid systems, in meeting net zero targets
  • Encouraging collaboration and data sharing across the UK’s energy networks

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Laura Sandys Chair, Energy Data Taskforce

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Matt Hindle Head of Gas, Energy Networks Association

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Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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Lucy Yu CEO, Centre for Net Zero

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12:30 - 13:00
Joint Session: Decarbonising our Homes and Buildings to Reduce Emissions

 
  • Discussing retrofitting solutions to reduce the emissions of our built environment
  • Exploring the optimisation of retrofit for least cost to customers across investment in buildings, networks and energy supplies
  • Ensuring retrofit data is easily accessible in order to accurately map the journey to net-zero properties
  • Future proofing new builds and accelerating the transition towards more efficient heating systems

Speakers

Oliver Lancaster Future of Energy Manager, Wales and West Utilities

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Lorna Archer Project Manager - Energy Futures, SGN

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13:00 - 13:45
Break

 

13:45 - 14:15
Case Study: Modernising and Scaling Up the UK’s Nuclear Power Industry

 
  • Understanding the current state of the UK’s nuclear industry and the future role of nuclear power in achieving net-zero
  • Exploring Sizewell C to understand how nuclear power can help tackle the climate emergency  
  • Examining the potential added-value role for nuclear in hydrogen production

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Julia Pyke Director - Sizewell C, SGN

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14:15 - 14:45
Case Study: The Importance of Energy Storage in Reaching Net Zero

 
  • An overview of the best energy storage solutions in short and long term applications
  • Discussing the kind of solutions needed in order to operate a grid with 100% renewables in real time
  • Understanding the benefits of hybrid energy storage systems

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Dr Marek Kubik Market Director, Fluence

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14:45 - 15:30
Panel: Tackling Barriers to Green Investment to Help Improve Decarbonisation

 
  • Identifying and tackling some of the key barriers to investment in green projects and innovations
  • Discussing the implementation of the mandatory reporting of climate-related financial information
  • Examining how the UK’s green gilts scheme could help to develop green industry and tackle climate change

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Ryan Jude Associate, Green Finance Institute

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15:30 - 15:45
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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The Rt. Hon Lord Deben Chairman, Committee on Climate Change.

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End

Speakers

Angela Hepworth Commercial Director, Drax Innovation team

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Lorna Archer Project Manager - Energy Futures, SGN

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Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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The Rt. Hon Lord Deben Chairman, Committee on Climate Change.

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Jane Dennett-Thorpe Decarbonisation and Energy Transition Lead, Ofgem

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Heidi Genoni Hy4Heat Programme Manager, Arup

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Jeffrey Hardy Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

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Matt Hindle Head of Gas, Energy Networks Association

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Clare Jackson Programme Manager, HydrogenHub and Hydrogen Taskforce

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Ryan Jude Associate, Green Finance Institute

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Dr Marek Kubik Market Director, Fluence

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Oliver Lancaster Future of Energy Manager, Wales and West Utilities

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Julia Pyke Director - Sizewell C, SGN

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Laura Sandys Chair, Energy Data Taskforce

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Tony Smith Commercial Strategy Manager - Decarbonised Gas, Hydrogen & CCUS, Peel NRE

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Lucy Yu CEO, Centre for Net Zero

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