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

Industry and Regulators Committee
Ofgem and net zero

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Start times: 10.30am (private) 10.30am (public)

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Expert advisers give evidence on costs of net zero

The Industry and Regulators Committee will speak to independent expert advisers from the Climate Change Committee and the National Infrastructure Commission about the costs of the net zero transition and the role of Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator. The meeting will cover the estimated costs of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the question of who should fund investment costs, and how the transition should be regulated.

Meeting details

At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Ofgem and net zero
Chief Executive at Climate Change Committee
Chief Economist at Climate Change Committee
At 11.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Ofgem and net zero
Chief Economist at National Infrastructure Commission

Possible questions include:

  • What is your estimate of the likely cost of achieving net zero emissions by 2050?
  • Is further clarity needed on the Government’s plans to transition to net zero emissions?
  • Should the costs of investment needed for the net zero transition be funded by billpayers or taxpayers?
  • How should the transition to net zero be regulated, and what role should Ofgem play in the transition?


Virtual meeting