Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Expanding the UK's Green Economy: investor confidence, low-carbon infrastructure and the Clean Growth Plan

Morning, Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Central London


Delegates at this seminar will assess the priorities for expanding the UK’s Green Economy, delivering low-carbon electricity and developing green infrastructure.

With the UK set to miss its 2020 renewable targets, and following the recent private acquisition of the GIG and the Green Deal Finance Company, delegates will consider opportunities for attracting further private investment in green projects. Sessions will examine the challenges for engaging investors who traditionally avoid public subsidy models, and for balancing commercial viability with the need for clean energy infrastructure.

Following the results of the Contracts for Difference 2 auction, which has seen an increase in renewable investment and the announcement of a Green Finance Taskforce - attendees will discuss the Government’s investment priorities for improving energy efficiency, reducing energy costs, and developing new clean-energy projects post-Brexit. We also expect discussion on the potential impact of key measures from the Industrial Strategy White paper and Clean Growth Plan - both expected later this year.

Further sessions will consider the future for less established technologies, such as hydrogen gas heating and carbon capture and storage, and the potential for cross sector strategies to ensure effective emissions management and reduction.

Guest of Honour

Stephen Moir

Director, Corporate Affairs, Green Investment Group

Guest of Honour

Stephen Moir

Director, Corporate Affairs, Green Investment Group

Keynote Speaker

Dr Peter Bonfield

Chief Executive, BRE Group


Alex Sobel MP

Member, Environmental Audit Committee


Jonathan Lonsdale

Consulting Director, ICF

Anna Kynaston

Head, Low Carbon Investment and Public Sector Energy Efficiency, The Scottish Government

Kilian Pender

Chief Executive Officer, Green Deal Finance Company

Trevor Hutchings

Trustee, Green Purposes Company and Director, Strategy, Gemserv

Emma Pinchbeck

Executive Director, RenewableUK

Sarah Tennison

Technology and Innovation Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Sharon Youssefi

Policy Manager, The Association for Decentralised Energy

Annie Crawford

Principal Policy Advisor, Confederation of British Industry