Monday 11 December 2017, 6-7:30pm, House of Commons, Committee Rm 19

As the UK transitions to a more de-centralised and low-carbon economy, the current regulatory arrangements that govern energy markets look increasingly out-of-date. An important debate has emerged from this - how far does the legislative remit of regulators, such as Ofgem, enable them to make decisions that match goals set by the UK’s Climate Change Act and its carbon budgets?

With start of this parliament the ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ sets a policy pathway through the 2020s and 2030s. The National Infrastructure Commission’s assessment of National Priorities has placed carbon constraints at the centre of economic plans for Britain to thrive and compete globally towards to 2050.  The cross-Government Industrial Strategy brings these and other issues together to promote UK productivity growth.

With unique experience leading the creation of the UK’s Carbon Budgets, Matthew Bell will examine today’s energy policy dynamics, including those in the closely related areas of transport & IT infrastructure, to see if today’s policy agenda will create a vibrant, sustainable and competitive economy supported by the low-carbon transformation.

This insightful contribution to parliamentary scrutiny will be held at 5.45pm on Monday 11th December 2017, in the House of Commons Committee Room 19, (with a start time of 6pm). 

Speakers:

  • Matthew Bell, Director of Policy, Frontier Economics

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