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PRASEG, the All-Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, is the cross party group for UK politicians and senior industry stakeholders that exists to promote sustainable energy issues in Parliament and the wider political community.

Our Next Event:

APPCCG & PRASEG – Transport Infrastructure: Low Carbon Vehicles – A journey to a more sustainable future

Date: Tuesday 3rd March

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: Committee Room 12, House of Commons

Details:

The last decade has seen the UK automotive industry make a gradual, but significant shift to low carbon vehicles. This has been driven by changes in policy at both the UK and EU level including targets set out in the UK Carbon Plan to provide infrastructure to support the shift to low carbon vehicles.  Technological advancements have also led to a proliferation of choice and better efficiency of low carbon vehicles, further supporting a rise in public demand.

This All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG) and Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) meeting will assess the UK transport infrastructure for low carbon vehicles (past, present and future); discuss if we are on track to achieve the targets set out in the UK Carbon Plan; examine the role of manufacturers; and look ahead to what the future of transport infrastructure will look like.

Chair: Joan Walley MP

Speakers:

  • Richard Bruce, Head of the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV)
  • Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)
  • Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
  • Malcolm Fergusson, Independent Policy Consultant, Transport & Environment

To attend this event please RSVP to info@praseg.org.uk


Previous Event:

APPGIE & PRASEG: ‘Biomass for heating beyond 2020: a cost-effective, sustainable contributor to carbon targets?’

Date: 3rd February

Time: 4-6pm

Where: Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Details:

Biomass for heating has the potential to play a huge role in meeting decarbonisation targets in the UK beyond the UK’s 2020 renewables target and yet the UK Government’s existing bioenergy and heat strategy portrays a limited role.

This event will explore the forces behind a greater role for biomass heating including growing adoption (including the RHI) against falling costs, appropriate market applications taking into consideration the UK’s housing stock, the energy system benefits of a portfolio of heating systems, improved and improving sustainability standards, and technology innovation for biomass heating.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Peter Aldous MP (Chair)

Tim Minett, CPL Renewables

Alan Whitehead MP

Gerry Newton-Cross,  Energy Technologies Institute

Dr Doug Parr, Greenpeace UK