Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for renewable energy in the UK

Thursday, 25th May 2017

Central London


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.

Following the recent announcement on the government consultation and subsequent green paper on the UK’s new Industrial Strategy, delegates will discuss what is needed from the Strategy to support the renewables sector during the transition to a low-carbon economy. As the government considers 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 the changes to the Feed in Tariff scheme and the upcoming results of the consultation on generation tariffs for anaerobic digestion and micro-combined heat and power - as well as the government consultation on closing unabated coal power plants in the UK by 2025.

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

Vicky Dawe

Deputy Director, CFD Allocations, Strategy and Projects Team, BEIS

Guest of Honour

Vicky Dawe

Deputy Director, CFD Allocations, Strategy and Projects Team, BEIS

Keynote Speakers

David Wright

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

Professor Jim Skea

President, Energy Institute and Member, Committee on Climate Change

Professor Jim Watson

Director, UK Energy Research Council


Rt Hon the Baroness Featherstone

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson, Energy and Climate Change


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

Mark Meyrick

Director, Trading and Origination, Good Energy

Lesley Rudd

Director of Policy, Sustainable Energy Association

Dr Ian Madley

Head of Partnership Development (Natural Sciences), Keele University