Energy Efficiency - Integral to Energy Policy or Forgotten Opportunity
Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019
Time: 08:30 - 10:30hrs
Location: Energy UK Offices, First Floor, 26 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DS
Join our panel of experts from CGI, Carbon Brief, WWF, Energy Saving Trust and E3G to discuss one of the most pivotal issues in the energy sector.
As highlighted in the recent IPCC report, energy efficiency has a key role to play in helping the UK meet its future carbon reduction commitments. It helps people save money on their energy bills, can reduce pressure on the NHS and also help industries and businesses bring down overall costs to customers.
But while the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy touches on future energy efficiency policy and the 2018 Budget set out support for energy efficiency for business customers, it did not do the same for households. So where does that leave the UK Government’s approach to energy efficiency, especially in light of the Government’s commitment to asking the Committee on Climate Change to consider Net Zero by 2050? And what could this mean in terms of the updated Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan?
Join our expert panellists to discuss the Government’s approach to energy efficiency and whether we are missing an opportunity to address climate change, fuel poverty and wider societal issues through a comprehensive energy efficiency policy.
Our speakers include:
- Sian Gardener, Director Consulting Services, CGI (Chair)
- Simon Evans, Deputy Editor and Policy Editor, Carbon Brief
- Ed Matthew, Associate Director, E3G
- Isabella O'Dowd, Climate Change Specialist, WWF
- David Weatherall, Head of Policy, Energy Saving Trust
08:30 - Registration and networking breakfast
09:00 - Welcome and introduction
09:10 - Panel session
09:45 - Q&A session
10:30 - Event concludes