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The Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies is a membership group, and meetings are therefore open to members only.

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Speaker Meeting by Zoom
Energy supply to net zero

Full details soon

Tuesday 9th February 2021



Speaker Meeting by Zoom
IEA views on net zero

with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
Renewables: leading transitions to a more sustainable energy system
see recording here
Tuesday 8th December 2020

PGES Meeting by Zoom
Launch of the PGES 40th Anniversary Inquiry

What are the energy policies that will drive an independent UK to net zero while fuelling the economy? 
Tuesday 1st December 2020

see recording here

Speaker Meeting by Zoom
Transport and Heating towards Net Zero – Hydrogen update

with Dr Bob Moran – Head of Environmental Strategy DfT
Heidi Genoni – Programme & Project Manager Arup       notes
Mark Selby – CTO Ceres Power                                       notes
Tim Harper – CEO Element2                                            notes       slides
Dr Angela Needle – Director of Strategy Cadent              notes
see recording here 
Tuesday 17th November 2020

Speaker Meeting by Zoom
Success at CoP26 starts at home: Leading by example on Net Zero     details
with Louise Kingham OBE FEI – Chief Executive, Energy Institute
Steve Holliday FREng FEI – President, Energy Institute & former CEO, National Grid
Dr Rob Gross FEI – Energy Institute Trustee and Director, UKERC
see recording here 

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Joint Webinar with APPG Banking by Zoom
Retrofits: A Quick Win for the Economy and the Environment
with The Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change

Emma Harvey, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute
Professor Peter Styring, Sheffield University
Julie Hirigoyen, CEO, UK Green Building Council
Dr Mike Pitts, Deputy Challenge Director – Transforming Construction, Innovate UK
Madeleina Loughrey-Grant, Group Legal & Tax Director, Laing O’Rourke
Thursday 16th July 2020

Speaker Meeting by Zoom
Recovery and Net Zero
with The Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change 

Professor Keith Bell, Committee on Climate Change               notes
Chris Shaw, Climate Assembly UK
Guy Newey, Strategy and Performance Director, Energy Systems Accelerator
see recording here
Tuesday 7th July 2020

Speaker Meeting by Zoom
Net Zero and Regulations
with Neil Kenward, Director of Decarbonisation and Strategy, Ofgem              slides
Steve McMahon, Deputy Director, Electricity Distribution & Cross Sector Policy, Systems & Networks, Ofgem                                                                                                               slides
Jane Dennett-Thorpe, Head of Decarbonisation and Research, Ofgem
Tuesday 9th June 2020

Speaker Meeting by Zoom
Unlocking Flexibility for Consumers
Dr Paul Troughton, Enel X                         slides
Alastair Martin, CEO Flexitricity                notes
Mark Bygraves, CEO, Elexon                   slides

see recording here
Tuesday 12th May 2020

Speaker Meeting
Net Zero and Energy infrastructure
Sir John Armitt, National Infrastructure Commission
Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Speaker Meeting
Net Zero and Energy Data Taskforce
Laura Sandys, Challenging Ideas
Tuesday 14th January 2020

Speaker meeting
Decarbonising Freight, Shipping and Construction
with Simon Brewster, CEO, Dolphin N2
John Cromer, Head of Truck Product Management, Volvo Trucks
Edmund Hughes,  Head – Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency at IMO
Alan Tolley, Group Director, Powertrain, JCBamford
Tuesday 11th June 2019

Speaker Meeting
Unlocking the potential of residential electricity consumer engagement with Demand Response
with Dr Robert Gross, Dr Richard Carmichael and Dr Aidan Rhodes
of Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College, London
Tuesday 14th May 2019

Speaker Meeting
Towards Fossil-Free Energy in 2050

with Stijn Carton, Energy Systems Programme 

and Foaad Ahmad Tahir, European Climate Foundation
Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Speaker Meeting
Consumer findings – Mission Impossible – Affordable Heat Decarbonisation
with Steven Edwards, President Institute of Gas Engineers & Managers
Chris Clarke, Energy Strategy Director, Wales & West Utilities
and Oliver Lancaster, Future of Energy Project Manager, Wales & West Utilities
Tuesday 5th March 2019

Speaker Meeting
Disruptive Innovation – the Energy Research Accelerator
with Professor Martin Freer, University of Birmingham

Professor Seamus Garvey, University of Nottingham
and Professor Richard McMahon, University of Warwick
Tuesday 5th February 2019

Speaker Meeting
The Big Heat – practical means to supply low-carbon heat to major conurbations
with Professor Jon Gluyas, Director, Durham Energy Institute
Tuesday 8th January 2019

Speaker Meeting
The future for the UK, in the light of the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act, the IPCC 1.5o Report
with Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
Tuesday 4th December 2018

House of Lords Annual Dinner
with Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
Supported by Arup and Cadent
Tuesday 30th October 2018

Speaker Meeting
Reshaping Regulation – the next phase
with Mark Neller, Arup; Simon Fairman, Cadent; Charlotte L Morgan, Linklaters
all project leaders for elements of the Clean Growth Strategy

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Annual General Meeting and House of Commons Summer Reception
with Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
kindly supported by Alfa Energy Group
Tuesday 26th June 2018

Speaker Meeting
Innovation and Change – making it real
with Mark Bygraves, CEO ELEXON
and Justin Andrews, head of Design Authority, ELEXON
Tuesday 5th June 2018

Speaker Meeting
Reshaping Regulation – the next phase
with Laura Sandys, Challenging Ideas and
Dr Jeff Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, Grantham Institute
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Speaker Meeting
Energy and Air Quality
with Elliot Treharne, Head of Air Quality , Mayor of London’s Office and
Rachel Cary, Zero Carbon Policy & Programme Manager, Mayor of London’s Office
Tuesday 6th March 2018

Speaker Meeting
Peer to Peer Energy
with Professor David Shipworth
University College London
Tuesday 6th February 2018

Speaker Meeting
Energy, the Age of Clean
with Steve Shaw, Director, Energy For People
Tuesday 9th January 2018

Energy Policy Workshop
with Ian Liddell-Grainger MP

and a panel of
Alan Whitehead MP

Alan Brown MP
Lord Teverson

Monday 4th December 2017

House of Lords Annual Dinner
with Rachel Fletcher, Senior Partner for Consumers & Competition, Ofgem
Supported by Fluor
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Speaker Meeting
Heat Policy and Brexit
with Dan Osgood, Director, Heat & Business Energy Directorate
Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
Tuesday 24th October 2017

Speaker Meeting
Making Efficiency and Flexibility Investable
with Matt Golden, Investor Confidence Program
and Dr Steven Fawkes, Managing Partner, EnergyPro Ltd
Tuesday 12th September 2017

Annual General Meeting and
House of Commons Summer Reception
Tuesday 4th July 2017

Speaker Meeting
Low Carbon Heat – the Leeds H21 Project
with Dan Sadler, Head of Energy Futures, Northern Gas Networks
Tuesday 7th March 2017

Speaker Meeting
Energy Policy – the GMB Perspective

with Justin Bowden, National Secretary, GMB
Tuesday 7th February 2017

Speaker Meeting
Energy Policy Priorities

with Ian Graves, Executive Council PGES
and Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Tuesday 10th January 2017

Speaker Meeting
An international perspective – post Brexit, post Obama
with Dr Lawrence Jones, Edison Electric Institute
Tuesday 6th December 2016

House of Lords Annual Dinner
with the Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sponsored by National Grid
Tuesday 8th November 2016

Energy Policy Workshop
Hosted by Lord Skelmersdale, Chaired by Ian Liddell Grainger MP
with panel discussion moderated by Lawrence Slade, CEO Energy UK
Panel: Ian Graves, National Grid; Mark Elborne, GE; and Jens Wolf, Drax
Tuesday 8th November 2016

Speaker Meeting
Energy Barometer
with Professor Jim Skea CBE FEI FRSA HONFSE
and Dr Joanne Wade
Tuesday 25th October 2016

Speaker Meeting
EU Energy Policy – post Brexit
with Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director General of European Commission DG Energy
and Chris Howarth, Senior Researcher, European Research Group 
Tuesday 13th September 2016

Annual General Meeting and House of Commons Summer Reception
Sponsored by Wales & West Utilities Ltd
Wednesday 29th June 2016

Speaker Meeting
Competition & Markets Authority Report on the Energy Market Investigation
with Roger Witcomb, CMA
and Professor Dieter Helm, New College, Oxford
Tuesday 5th July 2016

Speaker Meeting
SNP Energy Policy
with Callum McCaig, MP SNP ENergy Spokesman
Tuesday 7th June 2016

Speaker Meeting
Future for Energy
with Professor David Elmes, Warwick University
and Professor Gavin Gillmore, Kingston University
and Adam Chase, E4tech (UK) Ltd.
Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Speaker Meeting
Decarbonising Heat
with Mike Foster, Energy & Utilities Alliance
and Neil Schofield, Worcester Bosch
and Tony Nixon, National Grid
Tuesday 12th April 2016

Speaker Meeting
Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme
with Dr Robert Clay, Head of ESOS, Department of Energy and Climate Change
and Professor Martin Fry, Energy Services and Technology Association
Tuesday 1st March 2016

House of Lords Annual Dinner
With the Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Monday 1st February 2016

Speaker Meeting
Opposition Energy Policy
With Alan Whitehead MP of the Shadow Energy and Climate Change Team
Tuesday 12th January 2016

Speaker Meeting
Potential of Wind: Flexibility: supporting cost effective decarbonisation
Matthew Knight,. Director of Strategy, Siemens
Prof. Goran Strabc, Imperial College
Tuesday 17th November 2015

Speaker Meeting
Energy policy after the General Election: Priorities for the next Government
Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Lord Redesdale
Antonia Dickman, Associate Director, Ipsos Mori
Monday 2nd March 2015

Speaker Meeting
Energy policy in 2015: Forty years in the pipeline
Lord Howell of Guildford
Lord Wakeham
David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Strategy and Policy at DECC
Tuesday 3rd February 2015

House of Lords Annual Dinner
With the Rt Hon. Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Monday 19th January 2015

Speaker Meeting
Energy security
Angela Knight, Chief Executive, Energy UK

Jeremy Nicholson, Director, Energy Intensive Users Group
Dr David Robinson, Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Tuesday 25th November 2014

Speaker Meeting
Reflections on a year at Ofgem
David Gray, Chairman, Ofgem
Tuesday 21st October 2014

Annual General Meeting and House of Commons Summer Reception
Sponsored by the Energy Institute

Keynote speaker: Katrina Williams, Director General for International, Science and Resilience at DECC
Tuesday 8th July 2014