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.
Roundtable – Energy system decisions for this Parliament: Turning the rhetoric into reality
Date: 03 December
The successful achievement of the UK’s carbon targets will depend upon the decarbonisation of our energy system. As an increasing range of technology choices are now becoming available across the low carbon sector, there is now a broad spectrum of energy system scenarios that could be envisaged, progress of which will depend to a great extent on the outcome of policy choices and investor actions over this Parliament.
This roundtable event provided an overview of what action is likely to be needed if the decarbonisation outcomes are to be achieved.
The roundtable was based on a recently published policy paper from Imperial College – Energy Systems Crossroads – Time for Decisions
Chair – Peter Aldous MP
Dr Keith Maclean – Industry Chair, Energy Research Partnership
Dr Rob Gross – Director, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College London
Dr Alan Walker – Head of Policy, Royal Academy of Engineering
PRASEG & ENA – Gas: Delivering for Customers and Supporting the Low Carbon Economy
Date: Tuesday 3 November 2015
Gas will continue to play a major role as a bridging fuel in the transition to a more secure, cleaner and affordable energy mix and contributing to help meet the UK’s climate change commitments. Creating a lower carbon future is anticipated to lead to a significant transformation to our energy networks, bringing both opportunities and challenges for policy makers and industry.
This PRASEG/Energy Networks Association (ENA) afternoon seminar focused on the future role of gas in the UK and considered (Latest agenda available here)
A Storify summary of the event is available here