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Disrupting the UK energy system: causes, impacts and policy implications

19th June 2019 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 pm BST

Join UKERC as they launch ‘Disrupting the UK energy system: causes, impacts and policy implications’

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

Confirmed panellists:

•            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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19th June 2019
4:00 am - 7:00 pm


University College London
1 - 19 Torrington Place
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