The Energy for Recovery series of events focussed on the challenges and opportunities brought about the covid-19 pandemic for the UK energy sector. The events were held for PRASEG MPs and Peers primarily, and were used to introduce a range of ideas and perspectives to support policy making. 

All events took place between May and July 2020 and can be re-watched on the PRASEG YouTube account or via the links below.

How can we build back better after Covid-19?
This joint event took place on Thursday 21 May 2020 with the following speakers.

  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy - Lead Anchor, Channel 4 News (Moderator)
  • Prof Mariana Mazzucato - Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose
  • Prof Sir Michael Marmot - Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL
  • Sir David King - former Government Chief Scientist
  • Prof Tim Jackson - Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Full video: here

Powering the Recovery to Net Zero - Responsibilities, opportunities and challenges facing the UK energy industry
This joint event took place on Thursday 18 June 2020 with the following speakers.

  • Bim Afolami MP (Chair, PRASEG)
  • Alan Brown MP (Vice Chair, PRASEG)
  • Caroline Lucas MP (Vice Chair, PRASEG)
  • Sam Hollister (Energy UK)
  • Isabella O’Dowd (Climate Change Specialist, WWF)
  • Guy Newey (Director of Strategy & Performance, Energy Systems Catapult)

Full video: here

The Outlook for Renewables in a Changing Climate for Fossil Fuels
This event took place on Thursday 25th July with:

  • Alan Whitehead MP (PRASEG Vice Chair)
  • Bim Afolami MP (PRASEG Chair)
  • Alan Brown MP (PRASEG Vice Chair)
  • Dr Faith Birol (Executive Director, International Energy Agency)

Full video: here

A National Energy Efficiency Strategy for a Sustainable Recovery
This event took place on Thursday 2nd July with the following speakers:

  • Alan Brown MP (Vice Chair, PRASEG)
  • Bim Afolami MP (Chair, PRASEG)
  • Caroline Lucas MP (Vice Chair, PRASEG)
  • Selaine Saxby MP
  • Lord Stunell
  • Mike Lewis (CEO, E.ON UK)
  • Julie Hirigoyen (CEO, UK Green Building Council)
  • Tom Burke (Chairman, E3G)
  • Ross Armstrong (CEO, Warmworks)

Full video: here

UK Energy Infrastructure Priorities and the Covid-19 Recovery
This event took place on Thursday 9th July with the following speakers:

  • Darren Jones MP (Vice Chair, PRASEG; Chair of the BEIS Select Cttee)
  • Bim Afolami MP (Chair, PRASEG)
  • Duncan Baker MP 
  • Alan Brown MP
  • Sir John Armitt (Chair, National Infrastructure Commission)
  • Alistair Phillips-Davies (CEO, SSE)

Full video: here

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