How do we stop the lights going out

BY spectator events


December 2, 2013

8:00 am

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

Tom Burke, environmental policy adviser, Rio Tinto plc and senior advisor to the Foreign Secretary's special representative on climate change. Founding director, E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism.

Stephen Fitzpatrick CEO, Ovo Energy


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.