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Getting Serious About Net Zero: what must we do now?

Join colleagues from the energy industry, financial sector, policy community and academia at the BIEE’s London conference on September 24 to debate the implications of Net Zero for UK energy policy.

2018’s IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees has put the achievement of ‘net zero’ emissions at centre stage for energy and climate policy around the world.  How - and how quickly - we can eliminate all (net) greenhouse gas emissions is now a key focus, driving more intense focus on radical innovation, technologies and policies.  The Committee on Climate Change has published its advice on when and how the UK could achieve net zero emissions, recommending that the country set an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 and the UK government has now committed to that target. The challenges for energy policy are formidable, putting hard to decarbonise sectors like heat and industry under the microscope.  Thinking net zero implies a step change – a genuinely economy-wide approach with no room for a ‘too difficult’ set of emissions.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Julian Critchlow, DG Energy Transformation Group, Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Chris Stark, Chief Executive, The Committee on Climate Change
  • Guy Newey, Strategy and Performance Director, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
  • Alex Kazaglis, Principal, Vivid Economics
  • Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, UCL ISR
  • Neil Morris, CEO, The Faraday Institution
  • Tim Lord, Director, Clean Growth, Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Dr Charlie Wilson, Reader in Energy and Climate, UEA
  • Mark Taylor, Deputy Director of Innovation, Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Rain Newton Smith The CBI
  • Will Webster Energy Policy Manager, Oil and Gas UK

Earlybird Registration

Register now and benefit from the early bird discount available till July 31st.  

ADE are entitled to a further £30 off the standard rate. Quote code MPG30  .

For more information click here or contact Rebecca Richardson Conference@biee.org 

Telepone: 07731385124

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