Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for renewable energy in the UK

Morning, Thursday, 25th May 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will examine key issues for the UK renewables sector - including meeting the renewable generation and carbon budget targets set by the UK Government and the sector’s place in the UK energy mix going forward.


Delegates will discuss what is needed to support the renewables sector during the transition to a low-carbon economy. In light of the ongoing Contracts for Difference allocation round, sessions will focus on the next steps for the sector following the decision to reduce subsidies under the Renewables Obligation for solar.


Delegates will also assess the implications of changes to the Feed in Tariff scheme and generation tariffs for anaerobic digestion and micro-combined heat and power - as well as the future of unabated coal power plants in the UK.


Further sessions focus on the implications of leaving the EU for renewable policy and future support for the sector, including prospects for investment in solar, wind and biomass.


The agenda also looks at latest developments in technology, including advances in storage and home renewable generation.



Guest of Honour

David Wright

Director, Electricity Transmission and Group Chief Electricity Engineer, National Grid

Guest of Honour

David Wright

Director, Electricity Transmission and Group Chief Electricity Engineer, National Grid

Keynote Speaker

Professor Jim Watson

Director, UK Energy Research Council

Chair

Rt Hon the Baroness Featherstone

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson, Energy and Climate Change

Speakers

Kilian Pender

Chief Executive Officer, Green Deal Finance Company

Abid Kazim

UK Managing Director, NextEnergy Capital

Bruce Davis

Managing Director, Abundance Investments

Mark Howitt

Founding Director, Storelectric

Adriana Laguna-Estopier

Low Carbon Technologies Manager, UK Power Networks

Maria Connolly

Head of Real Estate and Energy & Renewables, TLT

Speaker confirmed from Good Energy

Lesley Rudd

Director of Policy, Sustainable Energy Association

Dr Ian Madley

Head of Partnership Development (Natural Sciences), Keele University