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The Spectator Energy Summit

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Details:

June 4, 2019

8:30 am

One Birdcage Walk, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1A 2BJ

speakers:

Polly Billington, director, UK 100

Natascha Engel, former commissioner for Shale Gas

Antony Froggatt, research director, Chatham House

Audrey Gallacher, director of policy, Energy UK

Liam Halligan, economist and journalist, The Telegraph

Antoinette Sandbach MP, BEIS committee member

Daniel Westerman, president, Distributed Energy & Renewables, National Grid

Description:

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

09:00 – 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 Andrew Neil

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