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What next? Making the Clean Growth Strategy a reality
Date: Monday 20 November 2017
Time: 08:30 - 10:30hrs
Location: Energy UK Offices, Lower Ground Floor, Charles House, 5-11 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR
It’s been a busy autumn in the energy space. Already we have seen the publication of the Government’s ‘Clean Growth Strategy’, followed hot on the heels by the National Infrastructure Commission’s report, ‘Congestion, Capacity and Carbon’ and Professor Dieter helm’s ‘Cost of Energy Review’. In addition, we are expecting the Industrial Strategy White paper before the end of the year.
Consensus across the industry seems to be that these reports point to a positive future: of a cleaner, more flexible energy system that delivers for its customers. However, these documents are only the start of a conversation. Whilst the ambition of the ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ has been lauded, critics have said that it lacks the policy detail to move forward. Meanwhile, Professor Helm’s report raises a number of interesting proposals in how to reshape the sector, but do these ideas belong in a university library or can they be implemented into energy policy? It is certainly now the job of government, in collaboration with industry, to see if and how these reports can be realised to the benefit of customers.
Come and listen to a panel of experts from government and across the industry on what next steps are required to progress beyond a strategy.
- Mike Toms, Director, Oxera (Chair)
- Tim Lord, Director of Clean Growth, BEIS
- Edmund Reid, Partner, Energy and Infrastructure, Lazarus Research
- Rebecca Newsom, Head of Politics, Greenpeace UK
- Matt Willey, Head of External Affairs, Drax
08:30 - Breakfast and networking
09:00 - Introduction
09:45 - Q&A
10:30 - Event concludes