- 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.
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.
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
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)
Energy UK hosted a breakfast briefing with CGI on ‘Energy Efficiency - Integral to Energy Policy or Forgotten Opportunity’ on 29 January. The event featured panellists Sian Gardener, Director Consulting Services at CGI (Chair), Simon Evans, Deputy Editor and Policy Editor at Carbon Brief, Ed Matthew, Associate Director at E3G, Isabella O'Dowd, Climate Change Specialist at WWF and David Weatherall, Head of Policy at Energy Saving Trust. The discussion explored the Government’s approach to energy efficiency, net zero homes and building standards, Scotland’s energy efficiency programme, carbon budgets, the recent IPCC report, and changes in consumer behaviour.
On 21 January, Energy UK held its first Breakfast Briefing of the year on the Industrial Strategy, one year on. The panel featured Minister for Business and Industry, Richard Harrington MP, the Chair of the Enterprise Forum, Andrew Cumpsty and our Director of Policy, Audrey Gallacher. The wide-ranging discussion explored the challenges ahead for the energy sector, and covered everything from electric vehicles, the decarbonisation of heat, Local Enterprise partnerships, productivity and Brexit.