2021 has been a landmark year for UK energy and climate policy. Plans and strategies were announced across many sectors, from offshore wind to how we heat our homes. The UK also hosted COP26 and pressed hard for greater ambition. Now that the spotlight has moved, in this Review, we consider whether plans will be adequate to deliver results.
With a focus on gas and the UK continental shelf, industrial decarbonisation, heat, mobility and the environment, we look at developments both at home and internationally and ask whether the UK is a leader in decarbonisation, and if the transition is being managed as well as it could be.
The event will be chaired by UKERC Director Professor Rob Gross and will include short presentations by Professor Mike Bradshaw (Warwick Business School), who will focus on gas, and Professor Nicky Beaumont (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) who will focus on the environment. This will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from attendees.
The panellists are:
• Maureen Paul, Interim Chief Economist, Ofgem
• Prof. Beth Scott, University of Aberdeen
• Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace
• Prof Jim Watson, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
We look forward to seeing you there.