Forthcoming events

The Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to energy and transport policy, and the environment. These include businesses operating in the energy, environment and transport sectors, their suppliers and advisors; and representatives of local authorities and interest groups; along with academics, commentators, and members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.

The Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

John Dowie

John Dowie

The future of the road network in England - investment, infrastructure and the role of Highways England

Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: John Dowie, Acting Director General, Roads, Traffic and Local Group, Department for Transport

Amy Clemitshaw

Amy Clemitshaw

Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK: policy priorities, collaboration and long-term confidence

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Peter Emery, Director, Capture Power and Production Director, Drax Group; Bill Spence, Business Opportunity Manager, Peterhead Project, Shell and Amy Clemitshaw, Deputy Director, Fossil Fuel Generation and Carbon Capture and Storage Policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns

Charlie Corbishley

Charlie Corbishley

Jonathan Tillson

Jonathan Tillson

Next steps for climate change policy - delivering the National Adaptation Programme

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Daniel Johns, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change; Charlie Corbishley, Climate Change Adaptation Manager, Environment Agency and Jonathan Tillson, Head of Sustainable Business, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Electricity Market Reform: Contracts for Difference and the Capacity Market

Thursday, 16th July 2015
Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Declan Burke, Head of CFD Design and Governance, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Stephen Dance

Stephen Dance

Steve Quartermain

Steve Quartermain

National infrastructure planning: priorities, funding and progress of major projects

Thursday, 3rd September 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Stephen Dance, Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure UK, HM Treasury; Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities and Local Government and Mark Southgate, Director of Major Applications and Plans, The Planning Inspectorate

David Black

David Black

Next steps for the water industry: prices, regulation and infrastructure

Thursday, 10th September 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Sarah Hendry, Interim Director of Water and Flood Management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and David Black, Director of Economics, Ofwat

John Parkinson

John Parkinson

Developing UK freight and logistics: urban transport, skills, and intermodal transport priorities

Tuesday, 15th September 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Philip Roe, Managing Director - Business Development, Innovation & Strategy, DHL and John Parkinson, Director, Motoring, Freight and London, Department for Transport

Nick Winser

Nick Winser

Smart energy networks: innovation, regulation and market competition

Thursday, 15th October 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Nick Winser, Chairman, Energy Systems Catapult

David Rooke

David Rooke

Flood management in England - priorities for funding, insurance, and flood response

Tuesday, 3rd November 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Neil Hornby, Deputy Director, Flood Risk Management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and David Rooke, Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency

Rachel Fletcher

Rachel Fletcher

UK energy market: competition, regulation and consumer engagement

Thursday, 19th November 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: John Fiennes, Director, Energy Strategy, Networks & Markets, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Rachel Fletcher, Senior Partner - Markets, Ofgem

Jonathan Simcock

Jonathan Simcock

Next steps for smart meters: energy efficiency, skills and consumer engagement

Tuesday, 1st December 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Jonathan Simcock, Managing Director, Data Communications Company

John Holland-Kaye

John Holland-Kaye

Next steps for UK airport capacity and the Airports Commission’s final report

Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport; Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive, Gatwick Airport and a senior speaker confirmed from Heathrow Hub

Richard Bruce

Richard Bruce

Developing low emission transport in the UK: infrastructure, investment, and next steps for innovation

Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Richard Bruce, Head of Office for Low Emission Vehicles

Dr Liz Goodwin

Dr Liz Goodwin

Policy priorities for UK recycling and waste management: innovation, strategy and developing the circular economy

Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: Dr Liz Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, WRAP and speaker confirmed from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Next steps for the rail network in England: infrastructure development, increasing capacity and strategic priorities

Thursday, 3rd March 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Clare Moriarty, Director General, Rail Executive, Department for Transport

Biodiversity and natural capital: ecosystem services, infrastructure development, and next steps for policy

Thursday, 21st April 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Shirley Trundle, Director, Countryside and Nature, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Renewable energy in the UK

Q1 2016
Central London

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Local transport strategies
  • Biofuels
  • Green Deal and energy efficiency
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Green economy
  • Aviation technology
  • Science and innovation in the energy sector

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum are: Peter Aldous MP, David Anderson MP, Luciana Berger MP, Lord Berkeley, Richard Burden MP, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Nadine Dorries MP, Lord Dubs, Clive Efford MP, Graham Evans MP, Paul Farrelly MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Andrew Gwynne MP, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Rt Hon the Lord Howell of Guildford, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Eleanor Laing MP, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Jeremy Lefroy MP, Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, David Mowat MP, Caroline Nokes MP, Baroness O’Cathain, Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan, Lord Oxburgh, Mark Pawsey MP, Christopher Pincher MP, Lord Redesdale, Gavin Shuker MP, Rt Hon the Lord Steel of Aikwood, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Lord Teverson, Robert Walter MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP and Rt Hon the Lord Whitty. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.