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8 February 2013
Meeting the UK’s energy and climate policy targets:
Recent findings from the UK Energy Research Centre
Committee Room 16,
House of Commons main building,
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 6.00-7.00 pm
As the Energy Bill progresses through Parliament, Tim Yeo MP, Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and the UK Energy Research Centre cordially invite you to a policy briefing event on meeting the UK’s energy and climate policy targets.
The UK energy system is facing wholesale renewal in a challenging economic context. While the broad parameters of the Government’s energy and climate policy have been laid out in the Climate Change Act and other legislation, considerable uncertainties remain on reaching the targets, and the effectiveness of key policy instruments, such as Electricity Market Reform and the Green Deal, remain highly uncertain.
This event provides a showcase of policy-relevant research from the UK Energy Research Centre on key questions facing UK energy policy. UKERC experts will offer short presentations on each issue, and there will be an opportunity for discussion after each talk and at the end.
• Introduction (Professor Jim Watson, UKERC Research Director)
• A long term view: from here to 2050 (Professor Paul Ekins, UCL Energy Institute and UKERC)
• The costs of energy supply technologies (Dr Rob Gross, Imperial College and UKERC)
• Realising the promise of demand reduction (Dr Nick Eyre, Oxford University and UKERC)
• The role of gas in UK energy futures (Professor Mike Bradshaw, University of Leicester and UKERC)
• Discussion and Close (Professor Jim Watson)
The event will also launch UKERC’s latest research report - The UK Energy System in 2050: comparing low-carbon resilient scenarios – free copies of which will be available
RSVP by Friday 22 February: UK Energy Research Centre, 58 Prince’s Gate, London SW7 2PG. firstname.lastname@example.org+44(0)207 594 2669/1573. Visitors are advised to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security.