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Breakfast Briefings

Breakfast Briefings

Energy UK hosts a series of Breakfast Briefings throughout the year on cutting-edge issues of interest to our members and stakeholders.  These range from policy-specific topics such as implementation of REMIT or the role interconnection plays in our energy mix to general discussions around the politics of energy or the digitalisation of utilities.  

Usually a panel session of two hours, the briefings provide an opportunity for guests to hear from an expert panel on a topic area before moving on to a Q&A discussion for sharing ideas and best practice.

We work with a range of partner organisations on these events and there are a number of sponsorship options available. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for showcasing thought-leadership and hearing from leading policymakers.  Further details on partnering with us for a Breakfast Briefing is available on our sponsorship page.

Energy UK Breakfast Briefing - Industrial Strategy

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017
Time: 10.00 - 12.00hrs
Location: Energy UK Offices, Charles House, Lower Ground Floor, 5-11 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR

The Government’s launch of the Industrial Strategy provides a new approach to how government interacts with the economy. The Government places greater focus on innovation, investment, skills and the upgrading of infrastructure, with the aim of promoting future economic growth from increased productivity. Greater focus is placed on the affordability of energy for households and businesses, with a new approach to how the UK economy might harness the industrial opportunities that energy innovation presents. This breakfast briefing will examine the role for energy in delivering growth, employment and innovation in a future partnership between Government and industry.

Registration for this event has now closed


  • Sam Hollister, Senior Economist, Energy UK (Chair)
  • Simon Sharpe, Senior Policy Advisor, BEIS
  • Ashley Thomas, UK Utilities Analyst, Société Générale
  • Stephen Barker, Head of Energy Efficiency & Environmental Care, Siemens
  • Professor Jim Watson, Director, UK Energy Research Centre
  • Colin Calder, CEO & Founder, Passivsystems

Timings for the session:

10:00 - Welcome and breakfast
10:30 - Introduction 
11:00 - Q&A session
12:00 - Event concludes

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