Friday, March 07, 2008

"The Energy Bill: In Search of Alternatives"

Places remain at an important parliamentary debate, which I can't get to but I urge anyone near London who can to do so.

It is taking place in two weeks time (Thursday 20th March 2008) in Westminster.

ONLY 8 PLACES REMAIN (reserve your place today - see below - names can be changed later).

Please click here to learn of the high calibre line-up or see below:


09:30 Registration and Networking

10:15 Chair’s Introductions
Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive, British Wind Energy Association (BWEA)

10:30 The Need for a Rational and Open Debate on the Future of Energy Policy
Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Energy (provisional confirmation)

10:45 Delivering the Energy Bill
- The energy supply side focus: planning and infrastructure;
- Delivering the three low carbon energy types - Renewables, Carbon Capture and storage and Nuclear;
- How is it all going to actually happen, and to what timescale?

Speaker tbc, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)

11:00 The Future Role of Nuclear Power

- New nuclear as part of Britain’s future energy mix;
- The importance of nuclear power in fighting climate change;
- Securing the UK’s future electricity supplies though nuclear means.

Sir Keith Parker, Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)

11:15 Critique of the Latest Government Thinking

- The challenges ahead
- Alternative models to the problems currently faced in regards to the search for alternatives.

Rt. Hon Michael Meacher MP, Former Environment Minister

11:30 Environmentally Friendly Energy Alternatives

- Investment in hydrogen production and fuel cells as enablers of a future renewable and low-carbon economy;
-Alternative solutions such as marine reserves and renewable energy;
- Threats linked to energy alternatives such as harmful radiation and proliferation.

Doug Parr, Chief Scientist, Greenpeace

11:45 Coffee Break and Networking

12:00 Questions and Answers Session

13:00 Lunch and Networking

14:00 Close

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