Next steps for renewable energy in England
Thursday, 25th May 2017
Central London

Guest of Honour
Vicky Dawe, Deputy Director, CFD Allocations, Strategy and Projects Team, BEIS

This seminar will examine key issues for the UK renewables sector – including meeting the renewable generation and carbon budget targets set by the UK Government and the sector’s place in the UK energy mix going forward.

Following the recent announcement on the government consultation and subsequent green paper on the UK’s new Industrial Strategy, delegates will discuss what is needed from the Strategy to support the renewables sector during the transition to a low-carbon economy. As the government considers the ongoing Contracts for Difference allocation round and next steps for the sector following their decision to reduce subsidies under the Renewables Obligation for solar.

Delegates will also assess the implications of the changes to the Feed in Tariff scheme and the upcoming results of the consultation on generation tariffs for anaerobic digestion and micro-combined heat and power – as well as the government consultation on closing unabated coal power plants in the UK by 2025.

Further sessions focus on the implications of leaving the EU for renewable policy and future support for the sector, including prospects for investment in solar, wind and biomass.

The agenda also looks at latest developments in technology, including advances in storage and home renewable generation.