News | Published on 26th Mar 2019

Modernising and Decarbonising the UK Energy Sector: Reducing Carbon Intensity to Hit Deadline Targets

Wednesday 8th May 2019 | 08:40 - 13:25 | Central London

The Modernising and Decarbonising the UK Energy Sector Forum.

Expert Speakers:

  • (Keynote) Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change
  • (Chair) Prof Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science, University College London
  • Vedantha Kumar, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Strategic Heat Review, BEIS
  • Dr Faye Wade, ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland
  • Frances Warburton, Director, Energy System Transition, Ofgem
  • Henry Witt, Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Simon Ratcliffe, Former Energy and Cities Advisor, Department for International Development
  • Stewart Clements, Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)
  • Ron Loveland, Energy Advisor, Welsh Government
  • Dr Joanne Wade OBE, Deputy Director, The Association for Decentralised Energy 
  • Gill Kelleher, Policy and Engagement Manager, SPECIFIC Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC)
  • Chris Clarke, Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West Utilities
  • Laura Sandys, CEO, Challenging Ideas
  • Tony Glover, Director of Policy and Gas, Energy Networks Association
  • Lisa Fischer, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
  • George Day, Head of Markets Policy and Regulation, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Chaitanya Kumar, Senior Policy Adviser on Low Carbon Energy, Green Alliance


Hear an insightful case study on how Energy Efficient Scotland are implementing successful strategies to make homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient. The initial success of The Energy Efficient Scotland Programme is set to play a major role in Scotland's ambitious targets to reduce emissions in residential and services sectors by 23% and 59% respectively by 2032.

Our second keynote will feature Vedantha Kumar, Stakeholder Engagement Lead for the Strategic Heat Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Kumar will explore the long-term decarbonisation challenge, and how to approach this from the Government's perspective.  

Why you should attend:


  • Review progress since advice published by the Committee for Climate Change Bioenergy and Hydrogen Report
  • Hear about Scotland’s local Heat and Energy Strategy Programme
  • Discuss the pathways to decarbonising heat and energy in a sustainable way
  • Understand the importance of regulating now in order to ensure 2050 targets are met

 Here's what some of our previous delegates had to say about our Smarter Power Grid event:

 ”Interesting and good range of speakers” - Siem van Limpt MSc, Senior Consultant, elementenergy

”Very good -  good speakers + detailed level of content” - Yselkla Farmer, Director - Policy and Marketing, beama

 ”Good. Stimulating discussion” - Ian Pearce, Finance Director, Plymouth Science Park ”Very thought-provoking and informative. Raised issues in terms of future proofing” -  Diana Lock, Head of Energy and Environment, Optivo

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