Power 2020 Forum: What should be in the UK’s “energy mix” to keep the lights on and meet decarbonisation by 2030?
The third roundtable in the Power 2020 series will focus on the UK’s “energy mix”.
June 27, 2014
House of Commons,
What should the role of different technologies be in the UK’s energy mix? Can renewables be relied on to keep the lights on? What will be the likely impact of new sources of energy such as shale gas?
If decarbonisation targets are going to be met by 2030, Britain will need to embrace existing and other sources of energy such as micropower, shale, clean coal, carbon capture etc. Some believe that the main driver of energy policy should be decarbonisation not energy security. Politically, all parties need to have a coherent and long term view on the potential of green technologies and shale gas to boost security, deliver new jobs and raise tax revenue.
This seminar will take a realistic and long term view on how to achieve energy security and decarbonisation – the solutions and also the pitfalls.