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EU Exit Preparedness Webinar in Partnership with BEIS - 8 December 2020

Energy UK in collaboration with BEIS hosted a webinar directed at energy companies to explain what changes are expected on 1 January 2021 and help with preparedness work as the transition period comes to an end.

Depending on the progress of the negotiations, we hope to be able to provide information on what the outcome of the negotiations mean for energy.

Topics covered in the webinar included:                                                

  • Energy specific issues such as trading arrangements, carbon pricing, REMIT.                        
  • Non energy specific topics including:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    • Labour mobility                                                                                               
    • Borders and Customs (including extra-freight capacity for critical goods)                                                        
    • Treatment of Personal data                                                                                        
    • New State aid regime (WTO)

2021 Preview

Join Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Chris Stark and Laura Sandys for Energy UK's '2021 Preview'

**Free event**

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:30

As 2020 draws to a close, we invite you to join Energy UK’s chief executive Emma Pinchbeck and senior industry figures to look ahead to 2021.
This event, which replaces the Energy UK Annual Lunch, will feature keynote addresses from leading industry figures including the energy minister, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, who will be able to discuss the Government’s priorities and provide the very latest on the Energy White Paper. 
As we review what has been an unprecedented year for the industry and country at large, keynote speakers will discuss the trends and milestones that lie ahead in 2021 – a year when the UK will leave the European Union and the Green Recovery and Net Zero are set to remain high on the political agenda ahead of the UK hosting the international COP26 summit.
Our “2021 Preview” will also feature a live keynote address from the Climate Change Committee’s chief executive, Chris Stark, the day after the publication of the Sixth Carbon Budget, which will critically set out the path to meeting the UK’s Net Zero target.

We will also hear from leading industry expert Laura Sandys of Challenging Ideas,  who will share insights from her new report “ReCosting Energy” which aims to rethink what we cost, what we value and how we serve customers to unlock the full potential of a net-zero future energy system. Laura will also share her views and predictions on the key issues, and the wider political and regulatory environment, facing the energy sector in 2021.
And following their ever-popular sessions at our annual conference, we will also be joined by representatives of the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Forum and hear from the recent YEP Award winners on their views of what 2021 holds in store for the energy sector and the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Opening remarks: Emma Pinchbeck, chief executive, Energy UK
  • Keynote address: Chris Stark, chief executive, CCC
  • Keynote address: Laura Sandys, Challenging Ideas
  • Keynote address: Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister for Energy, Business and Clean Growth
  • 2021 Look Ahead with the Young Energy Professionals Forum
  • Closing remarks: Lord John Hutton, Chair, Energy UK


For sponsorship opportunities for this event and other Energy UK events, please email Sam Hollister

Powering the nation: How clean energy can drive economic recovery and growth? - 19 May 2020


  • Janine Freeman – Director of Strategy, PwC
  • Sam Hollister – Director of Economics and Corporate Services, Energy UK
  • Chris Stark – CEO, Committee on Climate Change
  • Juliet Davenport – Founder and CEO, Good Energy
  • Kaa Holmes – Communications Director, EDF
  • Séverine Turgis – Policy Manager, Energy UK (Chair)

As Energy UK continues to work with Government on ensuring the industry can continue to power the nation during the coronavirus crisis, we inevitably turn to look at how we support the economic recovery and the important role the sector will play in restarting the economy.

Energy UK and an expert panel discussed the post-coronavirus economic recovery and the opportunities for UK energy industry to support economic growth and jobs by putting net zero at the centre of a clean energy recovery.

From taking greater steps to develop hydrogen and new nuclear; accelerating plans to develop carbon capture, usage and storage clusters in the north of the England and Scotland; or increasingly looking at how to make plans to speed up the decarbonisation of heat.

Energy UK has published a thought provoking piece to coincide with this free webinar that will be addressing many of these issues as well as asking what needs to be done to make a clean energy recovery a reality.

View the webinar HERE

Health and Safety Conference - 4 March 2020

The future of health and safety in energy

In its sixth year, Energy UK’s Health and Safety Conference brought together industry experts in the energy sector with regulators and practitioners to discuss emerging issues and key health and safety topics.

The UK’s energy sector has a leading reputation for health and safety, maintaining consistently high standards across every area. We recognise the importance of maintaining this high standard and the Energy UK’s annual Health and Safety Conference offers an opportunity to discuss key developments, skills and training and lessons learned – all of which are needed for continuous, industry-wide improvement.

The event was hosted by Energy UK’s Special Advisor, Dr Barbara Vest OBE and offered the opportunity for leading practitioners in Health and Safety in energy (and its supply chain) to come together to network with fellow industry peers and hear from those driving change and improvement throughout the sector.  

View the full programme


Parliamentary Reception - 23 April 2019

On Tuesday 23 April 2019, we launched the Future of Energy report at our annual Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons hosted by James Heappey MP. The event saw over 200 guests gather as we published our report, which sets out a way forward for the sector to deliver better for its customers as advances in technology and the vital need to decarbonise our economy transform the way we use, generate, store and transport energy. 

We also heard short speeches from James Heappey MP; Rachel Reeves MP; Rich Hampshire, CGI; Dhara Vyas, Citizens Advice; and Lawrence Slade, Energy UK

Brexit Breakfast Briefing: what’s next for energy and climate?

On 28th March, we held our breakfast briefing which brought together a panel of experts to discuss: “Brexit: what’s next for energy and climate”.  The event proved to be a timely opportunity to take stock of where we are in the Brexit process and assess its implications for the energy sector, including the views from Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and the broader political landscape. We also touched upon the future EU-UK relationship on energy and climate.  Our guests speakers at the event included:

  • Alison Conboy - Deputy Director, EU Exit Climate and Energy, BEIS;
  • Angela Hepworth - Policy and Regulation Director, EDF Energy;
  • Matt Hinde - Senior Vice-President and Director, Energy, Fleishman Hillard;
  • Mo Hussein - Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, PLMR; and
  • Abbie Sampson - Director of External Affairs, Energy UK (Chair)
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