How do we stop the lights going out
BY spectator events
December 2, 2013
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
Sam Laidlaw, chief executive, Centrica plc
Peter Atherton, utilities analyst, Liberum Capital and former corporate strategist, National Grid
Jonathan Reynolds, shadow minister for Climate Change and Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde
Malcolm Grimston, associate fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Britain is in the middle of an energy crisis.
Ofgem has reported that the risk of customer disconnections due to a shortfall of energy will increase by 275 per cent by 2016. Demand is increasing and supply diminishing — and prices are soaring. As a country, we have failed to nurture market structures that are capable of meeting our national needs.
What can be done? Spectator Events and Liberum Capital, along with key players in the energy industry, discussed a domestic issue that was dominating the headlines.