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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Ofgem and net zero

Industry and Regulators Committee
Ofgem and net zero

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Start times: 10.15am (private) 10.15am (public)


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Academics questioned about Ofgem’s role in net zero

The Industry and Regulators Committee will speak to three academics about the role of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), the UK’s energy regulator, in the transition to net zero. The meeting will cover Ofgem’s objectives and powers, its work in protecting the interests of consumers, and its relationship to Government and Parliament.  



Meeting details

At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Ofgem and net zero
Professor of Energy at The University of Exeter
Senior Research Fellow at Grantham Institute - Climate Change and Environment at Imperial College London

Possible questions include:

  • What role does Ofgem have in the transition to net zero? How has this changed over time?
  • What changes, if any, are needed to Ofgem’s objectives and powers with respect to achieving net zero?
  • To what extent does Ofgem’s work on net zero conflict with the interests of consumers?
  • What implications does the transition to net zero have for Ofgem’s relationship to the Government and Parliament?

Location

Virtual meeting