Getting Serious About Net Zero
BEIS, 1 Queen Victoria Street, London
Tuesday 24 September 2019

British Institute of Energy Economics

BIEE's London conference on September 24 debated the implications of Net Zero for UK energy policy and considered: "What we must do now".

2018's IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5°C has put the achievement of Net Zero emissions at centre stage for energy and climate policy around the world. How we can eliminate all (net) greenhouse gas emissions, and how quickly, is now the key focus, driving more intense efforts towards radical innovation, technologies and policies.

These issues are at the heart of the debate. Delegates heard from the Committee on Climate Change following its advice published on when and how the UK can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve Net Zero by 2050.

Keynote address
          Julian Critchlow DG Energy Transformation Group BEIS
Beyond power: Decarbonising heat, transport and industry
          Alex Kazaglis Principal Vivid Economics
          Chris Stark Chief Executive Committee on Climate Change
          Guy Newey Strategy and Performance Director Energy Systems Catapult
          Jo Coleman UK Energy Transition Manager Shell
The Energy Transition: carbon policy levers
          Michael Grubb Professor of Energy and Climate Change UCL ISR
          Tim Lord Director, Clean Growth BEIS
          Sara Vaughan Policy and Regulatory Affairs Director E.ON
Low Carbon Technologies & Innovation
          Mark Taylor Deputy Director of Innovation BEIS
          Nicola McChyene Head of Ideas Labs Centrica Innovation
          Neil Morris CEO The Faraday Institution
          Fiona Howarth CEO Octopus Electric Vehicles
Panel Debate: UK Industrial Policy
          Mallika Ishwaran Senior Economist and Policy Advisor Shell
          Andrea Griffin Sustainable Finance HSBC
          Rain Newton-Smith Chief Economist CBI
          Sonia Van Ballaert Global Client Director IBM
          Will Webster Energy Policy Manager Oil and Gas UK
          Charlie Wilson Reader in Energy and Climate UEA




For those who are concerned to hear what actions can be taken now, see: Getting Serious about Net Zero now.