How should we share the benefits of the energy transition?

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, 6 December 2018
Imperial College , Skempton Building LT 201, Imperial College Road, London , United Kingdom

We are delighted to invite you to this panel event, where we will discuss alternative and fairer models for energy policy in an increasingly decentralised energy system.

Innovation in distributed - low carbon energy technologies are giving consumers the opportunity to generate and store their own clean energy, and drive low carbon cars. Growth in these new forms of energy generation and use will challenge the way in which we cover the costs for the grid, flexibility and back up. 

The design of the UK’s energy market is outdated. Though distributed technologies are already lowering the total cost of the energy system, they mainly benefit those who are able to afford to own them, while concentrating fixed energy system costs on a smaller share of the public.

In this event, we will explore fairer ways to share the benefits of the smart low carbon transition across society.

Our expert panel will be formed by: 

  • Laura Sandys, Challenging ideas
  • Andrew Robertson, BEIS
  • Carolyn Snell, University of York
  • Alice Brett, Citizens Advice

Chaired by Jim Watson, UKERC

This event was developed by a team brought together through the Energy Pioneers project, convened by Green Alliance. The team are: Samantha Crichton, Sustainable Energy Association; Melanie Rohse, Global Sustainability Institute; Daisy Goaman, Centre for Sustainable Energy and Sivapriya Mothilal Bhagavathy, University of Oxford.

This event is jointly hosted by Green Alliance and UKERC. It forms part of the UKERC Whole Systems Networking Fund, funded by EPSRC UKRI.

You can register here.