Delivering Clean Growth: Leading the Charge
Tuesday 10th July, 13.30-20.00
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD

PRASEG's annual conference is a key event on the energy policy calendar bringing together senior players across the sustainable energy sector.

In fulfilling the Climate Change Act, Government accepts some objectives are “harder to reach”. The economy requires greater investment, more innovative technological breakthroughs, and successful trials which drive down carbon emissions. What is clear is concerted, ‘joined up’ working, between government and industry is needed if we are to deliver on clean growth.

Providing a platform to both Government and Industry, we will ask Government to outline their vision for clean growth; we will investigate what industry is already achieving in generation, storage, decentralisation, and supply which is proving the ‘old model’ of carbon intense business no longer exists; and discuss how the ambition of Government & industry aligns with reaching obligated Co2 Targets.

This year PRASEG Conference will signal the opportunities in Delivering Clean Growth while highlighting the players ‘Leading the Charge’.

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Finalised Agenda


13:30 Registration

14:00 Welcome and Introduction: James Heappey MP, Chair of PRASEG

14.05 Keynote Speech: Delivering on Clean Growth

Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy (confirmed)
Outlining the ambition behind the Clean Growth Strategy, addressing the decision pathways and forthcoming decisions facing Renewables in the UK, while addressing plans for future policy development.

14:30 Keynote Panel: Industry Leading the Charge

  • Chair: James Heappey MP, PRASEG Chair (confirmed)
  • Matthew Wright Managing Director, Orsted (confirmed)
  • Michael Lewis, CEO, E.ON UK (confirmed)
  • Rhian Kelly, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, National Grid (confirmed)

    Outside Parliament, business is already leading the delivery of the clean growth revolution. Some have already accepted this new cleaner future and are making steps to revolutionise the way they do business, command supply, invest in storage, and decentralise assets. We need delivery now so we can achieve on clean goals today. 

15:30  Tea Break

16:00 Achieving Future Carbon Budgets

  • Chair: Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy (confirmed)
  • Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change (confirmed)
  • Phillip Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission (confirmed)
  • Claire Mack, CEO, Scottish Renewables (confirmed)
  • Shaun Spiers, Director, Green Alliance (confirmed)

    If the UK is to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budget industry will need to lead in both technological breakthroughs and large-scale deployment. But how should government support this?

17:00 Delivering Energy Locally

  • Chair: Baroness Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrats, Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson (confirmed)
  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy (confirmed)
  • Emma Bridge, Community Energy England (confirmed)
  • Polly Billington, Director of UK 100 (confirmed)

    Future prospects for the development of localised energy policies and steps for supporting community and cooperative ownership of energy generating infrastructure. How does this all look in context of the launch of a BEIS Local Energy programme.

18.00 Conference Closes

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