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Latest technological developments in energy sector explored by Committee

10 November 2016

The Economic Affairs Committee hears evidence about the energy sector's latest technological developments for its inquiry into the economics of UK Energy Policy. The Committee is exploring the present mix of policy interventions and subsidies in the energy market.


Tuesday 15 November in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm

  • Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
  • Michael Liebreich, Founder, Bloomberg Energy Finance 

At 4.15pm

  • Professor Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge and co-founder of Eight 19
  • Simon Daniel, Founder and CEO of Moxia
  • George Grant, Founder and Managing Director of STAG Energy and Director of Watt Power
  • Stephen Tindale, Director, Alvin Weinberg Foundation.

Topics of discussion

Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

  • Will renewables ever be competitive without Government subsidy?
  • What effect does the Government's commitment to new nuclear have on renewables?
  • Is the UK Government investing sufficiently in research and development for new energy technologies?
  • How can private investment in new energy technologies be encouraged?
  • Does the UK have a particular problem developing commercially viable products from research and development?
  • Which new technologies will transform the energy sector? 

Further information

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