The energy crisis, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, is affecting millions of people worldwide. It has generated much debate around where we source energy, how we use it and how to protect consumers who are struggling to pay their bills.
In response, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), Energy Institute (EI) and Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) are teaming up to present ‘UK Energy Resilience: Looking to Next Winter and Beyond’.
We will consider how the UK can best to respond to the energy crisis by exploring both short term actions, or priorities for the coming winter, as well as longer term actions and how they intersect with the wider net zero transition.
Session 1: The Energy Crisis – Priorities for this Winter
09:00 – 10:35
This session will look at priorities for the coming winter such as the role of energy efficiency and behaviour change, electricity market design and how to secure diverse supplies of gas.
• Prof Jan Webb MBE, University of Edinburgh and UKERC Co-Director
• Dr Joanne Wade OBE, The Association for Decentralised Energy
• Prof Rob Gross, Imperial College London and UKERC Director
• Dr Simon Bennett, International Energy Agency
• Prof Keith Bell, University of Strathclyde and UKERC Co-Director
• Andy Manning, Citizen's Advice
Session 2: The Energy Crisis and the Long-Term Transition
11:00 – 12:35
This session will cover topics like the view from the CCC, the long-term role of gas in the transition and barriers to rapid deployment of low carbon generation capacity.
• Dr David Joffe, Climate Change Committee
• Prof Mike Bradshaw, Warwick Business School and UKERC Co-Director
• Dr Jen Baxter, Protium and member of NEPC Net Zero Working Group
• Simon Virley, KPMG
• Doug Parr, Greenpeace UK
• Rachel Cary, BEIS