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.

Stephen Dance

Stephen Dance

Mark Southgate

Mark Southgate

Ruth Stanier

Ruth Stanier

National infrastructure planning: investment priorities, the Planning Act review and progress on major projects

Wednesday, 10th December 2014
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

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

Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown

Investing in the UK green economy: challenges and next steps for policy

Thursday, 22nd January 2015
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Hannah Brown, Head of Industry & Development, Office of Renewable Energy Deployment, Department of Energy and Climate Change

John Holland-Kaye

John Holland-Kaye

Stewart Wingate

Stewart Wingate

The future of UK airport capacity: regional development, connectivity, and the Airports Commission report

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport and Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport

Michael Rutter

Michael Rutter

Next steps for the UK renewable energy sector: priorities, subsidies, and 2030 targets

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Michael Rutter, Head of Renewables Delivery, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Hergen Haye

Hergen Haye

Nuclear energy in the UK: priorities for new build, funding and developing the supply chain

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Hergen Haye, Chief Executive, Office for Nuclear Development, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Clare Moriarty

Clare Moriarty

Developing the UK rail network - HS2, regeneration, and the future of franchising

Wednesday, 4th March 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury

Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury

The UK shale oil and gas industry: licensing, planning, and community engagement

Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman, Task Force on Shale Gas and former Chair, Environment Agency

The future of the UK road network - investment, integration and the Strategic Highways Company

Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Steve Gooding, Director General, Roads, Traffic and Local, Department for Transport

Bill Spence

Bill Spence

Carbon Capture & Storage and the next steps for commercialisation

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Bill Spence, Business Opportunity Manager, Peterhead Project, Shell

Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns

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

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Daniel Johns, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change

Electricity Market Reform and the Contracts for Difference auctions

Thursday, 16th July 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Tim Lord, Head of CFD Budget, Allocation, Strategy and Engagement, Department of Energy and Climate Change

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Carbon budgets & EU ETS
  • Green Deal
  • Energy management
  • Energy bills
  • City and regional transport
  • Biodiversity
  • Biofuels
  • Aviation
  • Shipping

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Peter Aldous MP, David Anderson MP, Willie Bain MP, Luciana Berger MP, Lord Berkeley, Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Richard Burden MP, Dan Byles 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, Tom Greatrex MP, Andrew Gwynne MP, Charles Hendry 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, Anne McIntosh MP, Rt Hon the Lord McNally, Austin Mitchell MP, David Mowat MP, Caroline Nokes MP, Rt Hon Stephen O'Brien MP, Baroness O'Cathain, Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan, Lord Oxburgh, Mark Pawsey MP, Christopher Pincher MP, Lord Redesdale, John Robertson MP, Gavin Shuker MP, Rt Hon the Lord Steel of Aikwood, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Lord Teverson, Robert Walter MP, Rt Hon Professor Steve Webb MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Rt Hon the Lord Whitty, Chris Williamson MP and Tim Yeo MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.