Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 17.30-18.30

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Our next PRASEG Guest Lecture will be given by Michael Liebreich, founder and former CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Brexit, BEIS, and the fifth carbon budget: how the UK can remain a global leader on low carbon growth

Michael Liebreich founded New Energy Finance in 2004 to provide information and analysis to investors and industry on the rapidly growing renewable and sustainable energy sector. After selling the company to Bloomberg in 2009, Michael remains at BNEF as Chairman of the Advisory Board, and is recognised as a leading voice on energy and climate change at a national and international level. He sits on high level industry groups at the World Economic Forum and the UN, and is on the board of Transport for London.

PRASEG is pleased to invite Michael to draw on his unique insight into UK energy and climate change policy in a special guest lecture in Parliament.

Following the successful negotiations of the Paris 2015 climate change agreement, post- Brexit the UK must redefine its commitment to decarbonisation as a unilateral leader on climate change. The Government has made significant changes over the past year to sustainable energy support mechanisms, and the UK has slipped down global tables of attractiveness for renewable energy investment, falling from being ranked first to thirteenth between 2005 and 2016.

A new emissions reduction plan, likely to be published in early 2017, will set out the government's latest thoughts on the direction of travel for UK energy and carbon policies over the period to 2020. Significant challenges lay ahead in areas such decarbonising heat and transport, supporting the introduction of storage,and the future of nuclear and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). In wake of COP 22 in Marrakech, Michael will give a timely lecture on what the UK can do to ensure it meets these challenges and maintains its role as a global leader in low carbon industry to 2020 and beyond.

All Past Events