Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
10:30 - 11:30
Powering Net Zero: How far does the Energy White Paper take us to a Net Zero energy system?
Director, Flint Global; former energy advisor to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Director of External Affairs, Octopus Energy Group
Laura Sandys CBE
Non-Executive Director, SGN and Energy Systems Catapult; recent chair of Energy Systems Data Taskforce
Dr Alan Whitehead MP
Shadow Minister for Energy and the Green New Deal
Senior Research Fellow, Energy & Environment, Policy Exchange
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.
The panel will also discuss longer-term issues for the energy sector, particularly the design of Great Britain’s electricity market. Policy Exchange recently published a paper, Powering Net Zero, which recommended ‘local electricity pricing’ as the key to a Net Zero energy system.