Delivering Net Zero Across Industry | IPT
Chair: Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Green New Deal and Energy
Speaker: Mike Tholen, Sustainability Director, Oil and Gas UK
Speaker: Professor Andrew Abbott, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Leicester
Virtual Event


Monday 26 October 2020


This is an online event

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In 2019 the Government introduced a new target for a reduction of 100% green gas emissions by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. Reaching net zero requires action across many sectors including, but not limited to, transport, heating, and building. It will also require a diverse, broad range of energy generation and technology. For example: new nuclear power, smart meters, boosting wind power and developing world leading battery storage technology. Smart technology is allowing consumers to get paid to use energy and access real-time information about their supply and usage costs. Meanwhile integration of renewable energy sources into homes offers the prospect of a greater peer-to-peer energy market. As the sector undergoes a rapid transition, how can government and industry deliver net zero in conjunction with a smart and flexible power system that keeps costs down for customers?

This event will:

  • Discuss the role that a broad energy mix will have in meeting net zero targets and enabling other sectors to decarbonise.
  • Explore the possibility of a ‘net zero test’ to ensure all new government policies support new emissions targets.
  • Consider how consumer bills can be kept down while encouraging new technologies.