Expanding the UK’s Green Economy: investor confidence, low-carbon infrastructure and the Clean Growth Plan – 5 December 2017

Westminster Forum Projects , Central London (venue TBC), United Kingdom

Delegates at this seminar will assess the priorities for expanding the UK’s Green Economy, delivering low-carbon electricity and developing green infrastructure.

With the UK set to miss its 2020 renewable targets, and following the recent private acquisition of the GIG and the Green Deal Finance Company, delegates will consider opportunities for attracting further private investment in green projects. Sessions will examine the challenges for engaging investors who traditionally avoid public subsidy models, and for balancing commercial viability with the need for clean energy infrastructure.

Following the results of the CfD2 auction, and in light of the Industrial Strategy White paper and Clean Growth Plan – both expected later this year, attendees will discuss the Government’s investment priorities for improving energy efficiency, reducing energy costs, and developing new clean-energy projects post-Brexit.

Further sessions will consider the future for less established technologies, such as hydrogen gas heating and carbon capture and storage, and the potential for cross sector strategies to ensure effective emissions management and reduction.

Speakers to include:

  • Stephen Moir, Director, Corporate Affairs, Green Investment Group
  • Dr Peter Bonfield, Chief Executive, BRE Group
  • Anna Kynaston, Head, Low Carbon Investment and Public Sector Energy Efficiency, The Scottish Government
  • Kilian Pender, Chief Executive Officer, Green Deal Finance Company
  • Annie Crawford, Confederation of British Industry
  • Trevor Hutchings, Green Purposes Company and Gemserv
  • Jonathan Lonsdale, ICF
  • Emma Pinchbeck, RenewableUK
  • Sarah Tennison, Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Sharon Youssefi, The Association for Decentralised Energy

Chaired by:
Alex Sobel MP, Member, Environmental Audit Committee