Conference

The Spectator Energy Summit

The UK has promised to reduce emissions. But how will this be achieved? Chaired by Andrew Neil, The Spectator‘s Energy Summit will bring together experts and industry leaders to discuss the reality of decarbonisation: what must we do if we are to make it happen and by when?

Programme and timings

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome and intro from Andrew Neil

9.05-09.55 How do we cut carbon and how fast can we go?
Polly Billington, Director, UK100
David Joffe, Economy Wide Analysis Lead, Committee on Climate Change
Tim Lord, Director for Clean Growth, BEIS
David Wright, Director, Electricity Transmission, National Grid

09.55 – 10:40 Is Government doing enough to help us reach zero net emissions by 2050?
Natascha Engel, Former Commissioner for Shale Gas
Audrey Gallacher, Director of Policy, Energy UK
Angela Hepworth, Director of Policy, EDF Energy
Antoinette Sandbach MP, BEIS Committee Member

10:40 – 11.10 Coffee break

11.10-11.55 Is renewable energy sustainable?
Antony Froggatt, Acting Director & Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Liam Halligan, Economist and Journalist, The Telegraph
Rebecca Lowe, Research Fellow, IEA
Daniel Westerman, President, Distributed Energy & Renewables, National Grid

11:55 – 12:00 Closing remarks from Chair

 

 

Speakers

Polly Billington

Polly Billington

Director, UK100

Natascha Engel

Natascha Engel

Former Commissioner for Shale Gas and former Labour MP

Antony Froggatt

Antony Froggatt

Research Director (Energy, Environment and Resources), Chatham House

Audrey Gallacher

Audrey Gallacher

Director of Policy, Energy UK

Liam Halligan

Liam Halligan

Economist, journalist and broadcaster, The Telegraph

David Joffe

David Joffe

Team Leader, UK Committee on Climate Change

Tim Lord

Tim Lord

Director for Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Rebecca Lowe

Rebecca Lowe

Institute of Economic Affairs Research Fellow

Daniel Westerman

Daniel Westerman

President, Distributed Energy & Renewables, National Grid

David Wright

David Wright

Director, Electricity Transmission, National Grid

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Chair

Chairman of The Spectator Magazine Group

Venue

One Birdcage Walk, Westminster SW1A 2BJ