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The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan: Making It Happen
 

We are very pleased to bring to your attention the 2010 Falmouth Energy Week conference. Following on from the success of Transforming the Energy Future: Pathways to Change in 2009, the conference will again bring together the central decision-makers and stakeholders within Energy Policy in the UK to discuss the urgent transformation towards a sustainable energy system.

The conference will be held over two days in Falmouth and will feature more than 25 distinguished speakers from industry, government, NGOs, academia and community leaders operating at a national, regional and local level.  Confirmed speakers include: 

Damian Carrington, Head of Environment at the Guardian and Observer;

Gordon Mackerron, Director of the Sussex Energy Group (Science and Technology Policy Research) University of Sussex;

Jim Skea, Director of Research UK Energy Research Centre

Keith MacLean, Scottish and Southern;  

Tim Tutton, Oxera;  

Antony Froggatt, Chatham House;

Simon Retallack, Institute of Public Policy Research;

Kirsty Hamilton, Chatham House;

Sarah Derby, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford;

Gill Owen, Warwick Business School;

Chris Jardine, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford;

Miguel Mendonca, World Future Council

Catherine Mitchell, Energy Policy Group University of Exeter          

 

cid:543201714@26032010-1C19The first day of the conference will look at the key issues and requirements in achieving a sustainable energy system while the second day will focus on solutions that can enable the necessary changes. Topics that will be covered in the parallel sessions include ?Financing the Transition?, ?Energy Security?, ?Triggering and Sustaining Change?, ?Dealing with Systems Inertia?, ?The Role of
Communities? and ?Strategic Planning for the Future?.

Last year?s conference was very successful and enjoyable.  It was attended by a wide cross-section of the sector.  This year it will  again be held next to a weekend so as to enable speakers and attendees to enjoy some time in Cornwall.   FEW 2010 is sponsored by Scottish and Southern. 

More details and information on registration are available from www.exeter.ac.uk/few .  Alternatively, please contact Nicola Hole at: nh250@exeter.ac.uk.   

Please distribute this flyer as widely as you can.

Best Wishes

 

Catherine

 

Catherine Mitchell
Professor of Energy Policy
Room A087
Department of Geography
University of Exeter
Cornwall Campus
Treliever Road
Penryn
Cornwall TR10 9EZ