Following the IPCC report on limiting global warming to 1.5°C, and the recent CCC report on net-zero, there is increasing pressure for countries to go well beyond their Paris Agreement commitments – and to implement transitions to ‘net zero’ energy systems. This will require economy-wide changes that extend well beyond the energy system. A key feature of this emerging revolution will be the disruption of established technologies, markets and business models.
The report presents the findings from a cross-cutting research project on disruptive change in energy systems, and explores three main questions:
• What are the potential sources of disruption to the UK energy system?
• Which sectors and actors might face particularly disruptive change?
• How should government and other decision-makers respond to ensure that the low carbon transition is implemented successfully?
The event will run from 16.00-19.00, the agenda for the event is below:
• 16.00 – 16.30: Presentation of key findings
• 16.30 – 16.45: Q&A about the report
• 16.45 – 17.45: Panel discussion with questions from the floor
• 17.45 – 18.00: Wrap up from Chair
• 18.00 – 19.00: Networking session and refreshments
• Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
• Becky Willis, Research Fellow, University of Exeter
• Matthew Bilson, Head of Strategy – Energy Innovation, BEIS
• Charlotte Ramsay, Program Director, National Grid ESO
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