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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.

Recent Event:

EUFORES Parliamentary Workshop -”Can the EU help to make the UK’s energy cleaner, affordable and secure?”

Date: 1st March 2016

Organised in association with the All Party Parliamentary Renewable & Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG), The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources  (EUFORES) held a workshop on energy efficiency and renewable energy on the 1 March 2016.

Exploring key questions such as what an energy union will mean for the UK and whether current UK policies are adequate to meet carbon and fuel poverty targets, the workshop aimed to encourage a political and scientific discussion between British and European parliamentarians, government officials, industry, NGOs, scientists and other relevant stakeholders to exchange views and experiences regarding the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies in the UK.

Speakers included (with available presentations):

-          Claude Turmes, EUFORES President, Member of the European Parliament

-          Jude Kirton-Darling, Member of the European Parliament

-          Giles Dickson, CEO, EWEA

-          Daniel Becker, Manager, Ecofys, Energy Efficiency Watch 3 Project Partner

-          Ian Preston, Head of Household Energy Services, Centre for Sustainable Energy

-          Ian Watson, Principal Consultant, BRE Group UK

-          Lesley Rudd, Director of Policy, Sustainable Energy Association

For more information on EUFORES please go to www.eufores.org
This workshop was organised within the framework of the Energy Efficiency Watch 3 Project.

Please find here two relevant reports released from the Energy Efficiency Watch project: Country Report United KingdomSurvey Report – Summary and Main Conclusions


Previous Event:

Roundtable Briefing with the Committee on Climate Change

Date: 23rd February 2016

With the recent publication of the Committee on Climate Change’s statutory proposal for the UK’s 5th Carbon Budget, PRASEG invited the Committee on Climate Change to run a Parliamentary Briefing that will help inform Parliaments vote on the budget. The Climate Change Act 2008 requires the Government to vote on this by June this year.

Matthew Bell, CEO of the Committee on Climate Change presented and discussed the overall Fifth Carbon Budget Advice that was released in November 2015. The briefing was chaired by Peter Aldous MP.

A powerpoint presentation used on the day is available here

A short note of the meeting is available shortly