Renewables: how far can we go?
Wednesday 15th July 2015
To what extent can Britain power itself with renewable electricity?
The UK’s current pathway to its 2050 climate change target involves ‘virtually decarbonising’ the power system by 2030. Scenarios usually envisage deploying a mix of renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS). But with new nuclear and CCS in doubt, the question arises: if necessary, can renewables alone take the UK to ‘virtual decarbonisation’? If so, what other components would the power system need – and how much might it all cost? And if 100% renewables is not possible for the UK, why not, given that other countries are heading down this pathway?
Wednesday 15th July, 6.45pm
William Sangster Room, Central Hall Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH
Jo Coleman, Strategy Director, Energy Technologies Institute
Malte Jansen, Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology
Alex Kazaglis, Head of Power Sector, Committee on Climate Change
Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter
Chaired by Richard Black, Director, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit
The evening will consist of presentations from the panelists followed by a question and answer session, concluding with a drinks reception.
Doors open: 6.45pm
Event begins: 7.00pm
Drinks reception: 8.30pm
Spaces are limited so please register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/renewables-how-far-can-we-go-to-what-extent-can-britain-power-itself-with-renewable-electricity-tickets-17318350653