Getting Serious About Net Zero: what must we do now?

9:45 AM - 5:00 PM, 24 September 2019
British Institute of Energy Economics , BEIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London,SW1H 0ET, United Kingdom

Join colleagues from the energy industry, financial sector, policy community and academia at the BIEE’s London conference on September 24 to debate the implications of Net Zero for UK energy policy.

2018’s IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees C has put the achievement of ‘net zero’ emissions at centre stage for energy and climate policy around the world.  How - and how quickly - we can eliminate all (net) greenhouse gas emissions is now a key focus, driving more intense focus on radical innovation, technologies and policies.  The Committee on Climate Change has published it advice on when and how the UK could achieve net zero emissions, recommending that the country set an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 and the UK government has now committed to that target. The challenges for energy policy are formidable, putting hard to decarbonise sectors like heat and industry under the microscope.  Thinking net zero implies a step change – a genuinely economy-wide approach with no room for a ‘too difficult’ set of emissions.


Confirmed Speaker include

  • Julian Critchlow, DG Energy Transformation Group, Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Chris Stark, Chief Executive, The Committee on Climate Change
  • Guy Newey, Strategy and Performance Director, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
  • Alex Kazaglis, Principal, Vivid Economics
  • Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, UCL ISR
  • Neil Morris, CEO, The Faraday Institution
  • Mark Taylor, Deputy Director of Innovation, Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Tim Lord, Director, Clean Growth, Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Dr Charlie Wilson, Reader in Energy and Climate, UEA
  • Rain Newton-Smith Chief Economist, CBI
Earlybird Registration

Register now and benefit from their early bird discount available till July 31st.   Academics  are entitled to a further £50 off the standard rate. Quote code AC50  . For more information click  here  or contact Rebecca Richardson T 07731385124