Feeding Renewable Policy

Locations
Edgbaston campus, G16 on Campus Map, Lucas House Conference Park, University of Birmingham
Category
Social Sciences
Date(s)
Friday 18th January 2013 (10:15-17:00)
Contact

For further details about the venue and booking arrangements contact Ann Bolstridge email: a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk.

To book your place online visit: http://shop.bham.ac.uk/.

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Feeding Renewable Policy

A 1 day conference presented by the University of Birmingham and the Claverton Group of Energy Experts.

This event coincides with the passage through Parliament of the Energy Bill implementing Electricity Market Reform (EMR) which is concerned with giving priority to a low-carbon electricity strategy. This event will focus on policies needed to underpin a feed-in tariff system for funding renewable energy and also the sort of policy environment that is needed to ensure maximised expansion of renewable energy.

The Conference will also provide a focus for the independent sector (both large and small) who are vitally important to achieving anticipated growth in renewable energy deployment.

A mixture of expert speakers and participants from industry, government, environmental NGOs, and academia will discuss the details of the issues and options available.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Martin Alder (Optimum Energy Ltd)
  • Dave Andrews (Claverton Group)
  • Rachel Cary (Senior Policy Advisor, Green Alliance)
  • Graeme Cooper (Policy Regulatory & Compliance Manager at Fred Olsen Renewables)
  • Nigel Cornwall (Managing Consultant and Director, Cornwall Energy)
  • Gaynor Hartnell (Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association)
  • David Hirst (Independent Inventor and Consultant)
  • Doug Parr (Chief Scientist, Greenpeace UK)
  • Dave Timms (Energy and Climate Campaigner, Friends of the Earth)
  • Holly Tomplinson (Ecotricity)
  • Alan Whitehead M.P. (Chair of the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group)

See the presentations from the Feeding Renewable Policy conference.

Read David Toke's Birmingham Brief - Electricity Market Reform: All power to the Big Six!
The Electricity Market Reform (EMR) has been billed as a measure to decarbonise the electricity economy whilst at the same time stopping the electricity system collapsing as old coal and nuclear power stations come off line. Unfortunately the Government is selecting policy mechanisms that give a market advantage to the electricity majors. Thursday 10th January 2013