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Keeping the power on: our future energy technology mix

Inquiry

** Following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 4 July, Select Committees will be unable to meet from 24 May and will cease to exist from 30 May until after the General Election. This work has therefore closed.**

 

This inquiry is to look at how the energy mix of the UK needs to change in the near future and what technologies (small fission reactors, hydrogen, geothermal, tidal, wave, solar, batteries storing renewable-derived energy, and biomass) might be applied immediately to deliver a national capability to keep the power on while delivering against net zero targets. The focus would be on what on-demand generation technologies might be deployed when renewables are insufficient to meet demand. This would touch on current options needing investment in both resource and skills development and any regional variations. 

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 25 August 2023.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Wednesday 20 March 2024
11:00am Public
Keeping the power on: our future energy technology mix - Oral evidence 20 March 2024
11:00am
  • Andrew Bowie MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Nuclear and Renewables) at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • Dan Osgood (Director of Energy Markets and Analysis at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 6 March 2024
10:00am Public
Keeping the power on: our future energy technology mix - Oral evidence 6 March 2024
10:00am
  • Professor Keith Bell (Member at Climate Change Committee)
  • Craig Dyke (Director of System Operations at Electricity System Operator)
10:45am
  • Tim Ambler (Senior Fellow at Adam Smith Institute)
  • Dr Doug Parr (Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace UK)
  • Professor Robert Gross (Director at UK Energy Research Centre)
  • Professor Jim Watson (Director of the Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 24 January 2024
10:00am Public
Keeping the power on: our future energy technology mix - Oral evidence 24 January 2024
10:00am
  • Kate Gilmartin (CEO at British Hydropower Association)
  • Clare Jackson (CEO at Hydrogen UK)
  • Alex Campbell (Director of Policy and Partnerships at Long Duration Energy Storage Council (LDES Council))
11:00am
  • Richard Arnold (Policy Director at Marine Energy Council)
  • Martin Soltau (Co-CEO at Space Solar)
  • Ross Glover (CEO at Star Energy Group Plc)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 13 December 2023
2:00pm Public
Keeping the power on: our future energy technology mix - Oral evidence 13 December 2023
2:00pm
  • Richard Coulson (Chair at Wood Recyclers’ Association)
  • Philipp Lukas (CEO at Future Biogas)
  • Eddie Wilkinson (CEO at Melton Renewable Energy)
  • Angela Hepworth (Commercial Director at Drax)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

  • Email: commonsesnz@parliament.uk
  • Phone: Media: 07720 202 985/ florenceo@parliament.uk
  • Address: Energy Security and Net Zero Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA