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.

Hergen Haye

Hergen Haye

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

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
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, infrastructure and investment

Wednesday, 4th March 2015
Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
This event is CPD certified

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

Ken Cronin

Ken Cronin

Ed Mitchell

Ed Mitchell

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
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UKOOG (United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas); Ed Mitchell, Executive Director of Environment and Business, Environment Agency and Rt Hon the Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman, Task Force on Shale Gas and former Chair, Environment Agency

Steve Gooding

Steve Gooding

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

Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Bill Spence

Bill Spence

Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK and next steps for commercialisation

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Central London
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 a speaker confirmed from the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns

Jonathan Tillson

Jonathan Tillson

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

Thursday, 9th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Daniel Johns, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change; Dr Tony Grayling, Director, Sustainable Business and Development, Environment Agency and Jonathan Tillson, Head of Sustainable Business, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Tim Lord

Tim Lord

Electricity Market Reform: Contracts for Difference and the Capacity Market

Thursday, 16th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Steve Quartermain

Steve Quartermain

National and local planning policy: priorities, finance, and progress in major infrastructure projects

Thursday, 3rd September 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities and Local Government

Sonia Phippard

Sonia Phippard

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

Thursday, 10th September 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Sonia Phippard, Director of Water and Flood Risk Management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

John Parkinson

John Parkinson

Policy and business priorities for UK freight: skills, logistics, infrastructure, and technological innovation

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

Smart energy networks: innovation, regulation and market competition

Thursday, 15th October 2015
Central London

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

UK energy market: key issues and policy priorities

Thursday, 19th November 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: John Fiennes, Director, Energy Strategy, Networks & Markets, Department of Energy and Climate Change

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Carbon budgets & EU ETS
  • Biodiversity
  • Waste
  • Flooding
  • Smart Meters
  • Energy management
  • Bioenergy
  • Airports
  • Green Deal
  • Nuclear technology
  • Energy security

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.