Events

If you wish to attend any of our events please get in touch with our events team at events@policyexchange.org.uk.

Alternatively, our events are all filmed and can be watched online. Click the individual events below to see the videos.

Environment and Energy Events

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  • Thursday, 31 March, 2022
    12:00 - 13:00

Policy Exchange invites you to a keynote speech Sir Dieter Helm, CBE, Professor of Economic Policy, University of Oxford, Fellow in Economics, New College, Oxford.

Venue:  

Address:
Policy Exchange, 1 Old Queen Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ, United Kingdom

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  • Thursday, 10 February, 2022
    11:30 - 12:30

Policy Exchange invites you to a panel discussion with Huw Merriman MP, Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle, Chair, Transport Select Committee. Meera Vadher, Director, Flint Global, Former Special Advisor to the Transport Secretary. Ben Southwood, Senior Fellow, Policy Exchange.

Venue:  

Address:
Policy Exchange, 1 Old Queen Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ, United Kingdom

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  • Thursday, 20 January, 2022
    11:00 - 12:00

The UK’s commitment to Net Zero emissions by 2050 will impact the whole economy. In this event, the panel explored the challenges and opportunities for small businesses as the economy transitions to lower-carbon technologies such as electric vehicles, lower-carbon heating systems, and more sustainable supply chains.

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  • Friday, 5 November, 2021
    10:30 - 11:30

Hon Angus Taylor MP Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Introduction by  Hon Alexander Downer AC Chairman of Policy Exchange Chaired by Dean Godson Director, Policy Exchange (more…)

Venue:  

Address:
Policy Exchange, 1 Old Queen Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 9AJ, United Kingdom

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  • Friday, 29 October, 2021
    11:00 - 12:00

This event will launch the new edition of Environmental Affairs, Policy Exchange’s journal examining the overlap between environment and other policy areas. Our new edition, on the topic of ‘unleashing climate capital’, will feature leading policy thinkers including Dambisa Moyo, former Energy Secretaries Rt Hon Dame Andrea Leadsom MP and Rt Hon Amber Rudd, and Pensions Minister Guy Opperman MP.

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  • Thursday, 21 October, 2021
    12:45 - 13:45

Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Chaired by

Ed Birkett
Senior Research Fellow, Energy and Environment

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  • Tuesday, 13 April, 2021
    15:00 - 16:00

Launching Environmental Affairs, a new policy journal, General David Petraeus delivered a keynote speech presenting a framework for approaching geopolitical risks in an age of climate change. As environmental issues rise up the political agenda throughout the world, they increasingly touch on all areas of public policy.

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  • Thursday, 11 March, 2021
    16:00 - 17:00

The North Sea offers opportunities to decarbonise the UK economy while generating economic benefits for the regions that border it. It’s future development is therefore strategically central to delivering two of the Government’s flagship agendas: Net Zero, and Levelling Up. 

Policy Exchange examined these issues in its recent report, The Future of the North Sea. The report found that the basin could generate up to £20bn per year of investment in coastal regions and a net increase of up to 40,000 direct jobs connected to its energy industry.

Panel with Ben Houchen, Melanie Onn, Nicola Shaw CBE, Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Chaired by Benedict McAleenan.

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  • Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
    10:30 - 11:30

The UK’s Net Zero target requires all sectors of the economy to decarbonise, particularly electricity, transport, heating, and industry. At this event, the panel will discuss the main elements of the UK Government’s recent Energy White Paper, including any areas where the Government could have gone further.

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  • Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
    11:30 - 13:15

The concept of a ‘hydrogen economy’ has been put forward by proponents for many decades. In theory, this abundant element is a perfect solution to our clean energy needs. It does not produce greenhouse gases when burned, it can be stored in large quantities for long periods, and it can be used as a fuel in virtually every sector of our economy, from transport to heavy industry to home heating. Despite the notion existing for some time, and recognition of the environmental benefits that this entails, it is yet to materialise fully.

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