Keeping the Lights On: Can Renewables Meet Our Future Energy Needs?

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 9:00am to 11:30am
DLA Piper, 3 Noble Street, London

In light of the recent decisions by the G7 and OECD to support the phasing out of the use of fossil fuels, the purpose of the Debate is to identify all possible renewable energy resources, to explore their viability and to examine whether it will be feasible for them to supply all our energy needs both in the UK and elsewhere. What is holding back the development of renewable energy? What needs to be done to encourage investment? What will be the effect of removing Government subsidies from onshore wind? Is there still a need for nuclear energy? Is Germany a good example?

The Debate will provide various solutions, such as a revision of Government policy, clarification of regulation and the need for investment and the audience will be offered the  opportunity to vote on their preferences.  

Speakers

  • Professor Jim Skea CBE, Energy Strategy Fellow, Research Councils UK, Imperial College London
  • Teresa Hitchcock, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP
  • Mark Lewis, Senior Analyst and Coordinator , Energy Transition and Climate Change, Kepler Cheuvreux, Paris

Organised by Pamela Castle and Sykes Environmental and supported by the IES.

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