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
Former Commissioner for Shale Gas and former Labour MP
Research Director (Energy, Environment and Resources), Chatham House
Director of Policy, Energy UK
Economist, journalist and broadcaster, The Telegraph
Team Leader, UK Committee on Climate Change
Director for Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Institute of Economic Affairs Research Fellow
President, Distributed Energy & Renewables, National Grid
Director, Electricity Transmission, National Grid
Chairman of The Spectator Magazine Group