Paying for Energy Transitions: public perspectives and acceptability

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 15 January 2019
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, United Kingdom

This event will present the findings of UKERC research on public perceptions of responsibility to pay for energy transitions. The project was led by Dr. Christina Demski and Prof. Nick Pidgeon at Cardiff University.

Past research has found strong public support for energy system change to increase the share of renewable energy, while ensuring affordability and reliability - however, there are costs associated with such energy transitions. In the reported research, we used a major survey of the British public, followed by focus groups, to examine public views on the role that government, energy companies and the general public ought to play in contributing towards the financing of energy transitions.

Event outline

The event will include a brief presentation of the findings and recommendations from the project, followed by a panel discussion regarding policy implications and broader debates on financing energy transitions.

Confirmed panel speakers include:

  • Joe Perkins, Chief Economist at Ofgem’s Office for Research and Economics.
  • Sharon Darcy, Director at Sustainability First
  • Jeremy Vincent, Head of Energy Social Research at BEIS
  • Rebecca Willis, Chair of IGov Advisory Group
  • Chair: Jim Watson, Director of UKERC

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