Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
The conferences will be chaired and there will be opportunities for delegate questions and comments.
We will be contacting all participants in advance of each conference with full information and guidance on how to take part.
There will be some exceptions where conferences will be postponed, for instance those that would largely involve key stakeholders in the NHS or emergency services.
All participants affected by this will be informed as soon as possible.
If you’d like to speak to us over the phone about any booking-related queries, please call one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +044 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244

Improving domestic energy efficiency in England - policy targets, tackling barriers, retrofitting, and innovation in funding and technology


***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference will discuss the next steps for improving domestic energy efficiency in England.

Stakeholders and policymakers will examine the way the government plans to move towards net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050 and achieve its target of upgrading all homes to EPC Band C by 2035.

Key areas for discussion:

  • Tackling barriers for energy efficient new homes and retrofitting - addressing the barriers to households adopting energy efficiency measures and the future design standards of houses;
  • Encouraging investment by consumers - beyond engagement with smart meters - as well as the housing and financial sectors in domestic energy efficiency;
  • Innovative funding models - such as green mortgages - for financial support to help increase energy efficiency, drawing on measures in the Green Finance Strategy;
  • Reducing the cost of retrofitting - and progress on projects as awarded funding in the BEIS Whole House Retrofit competition exploring cost-effective, practical and affordable ideas;
  • How to encourage the widespread adoption of new technologies, energy efficient building practices and the use of alternative sources of energy, such as heat pumps; and
  • Future design standards of houses - including implications of the review into Building Regulations Part L and F, and futureproofing new home heating and energy efficiency,
  • The future role of industry in supporting domestic energy efficiency, and consumer change beyond the Energy Company Obligation.

Developments that are relevant to the discussion: 

  • Government plans to move towards net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050 and its target of upgrading all homes to EPC Band C by 2035;
  • Investment commitments in the Queen’s Speech for improving the energy efficiency of homes - with £9.2bn being allocated to help homes, as well as schools and hospitals;
  • The CCC‘s highlighting of the contribution of energy usage in homes to UK greenhouse gas emissions, and calling for a range of measures for government and the housing sector;
  • The Government considering responses to its consultations on The Future Homes Standard, and the Fuel poverty strategy for England; and
  • The Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge setting the target of halving the energy use of new buildings by 2030, and halve the costs of retrofitting buildings to a similar standard.

The agenda:

  • Examining current standards and progression towards sustainable homes;
  • Tackling barriers for energy efficient new homes and retrofitting - costs, funding, and behavioural change;
  • Lessons from Wales’s Energy Efficiency Programme - a case study;
  • Innovative approaches to delivering savings - new technologies, alternative energy sources, and future energy industry obligations;
  • Implementing efficiency measures - engaging households and the housing sector, the role of investors, and the future direction of policy; and
  • Government priorities for achieving domestic energy efficiency targets by 2035.

Policy officials attending

Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stake holders.

It’s certainly the case with this one. Places have been reserved by officials from BEIS; ; MHCLG; Homes Englandthe Committee on Climate Change; the National Audit Office; the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for International Trade.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates