Morning, Tuesday, 19th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will be a timely opportunity to examine the challenges and policy priorities for wind energy in the UK.
Areas for discussion include:
- Development of offshore assets;
- Prospects for future finance and regulation;
- Supporting and utilising innovation; and
- The role of wind in the future low carbon energy mix.
In takes place in the context of
- The Queen’s speech reiterating the Government’s commitment to support offshore wind to generate 40GW by 2030, and enable new floating turbines;
- UK targets for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and the Chancellor’s Net-Zero Review - aimed at maximising economic growth opportunities from the transformation to a green economy - ahead of its final publication in Autumn 2020; and
- The Offshore wind sector deal aimed at the supporting the industry as it grows ahead of its first Annual Review expected in November.
We are pleased to include a keynote address from Declan Burke, Director, Clean Power Strategy & Deployment, BEIS.
Further speakers include Wafa Jafri, KPMG; Hugh McNeal, RenewableUK; David Wallace, Offshore Wind Innovation Hub; and senior speakers confirmed from Low Carbon Contract Company and National Grid.
- Policy priorities for the wind energy sector;
- Prospects for the finance and regulation of wind energy: attracting investment, CfD modification, supply chain competitiveness and flexibility;
- Wind energy and the pathway to net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050;
- Building a smarter energy grid to support a low carbon energy system; and
- Addressing the delivery and engineering challenges of wind energy in the UK - planning, public engagement and innovation.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has already attracted particularly strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; the Planning Inspectorate; the Health and Safety Executive; the Department for International Trade; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Government Legal Department; The Scottish Government; the Welsh Government; and the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.