Innovation in the UK natural gas sector - developing a whole-system approach, deploying alternative sources, and the sector's role in meeting net-zero emissions by 2050

24th Jan 2020


EUA is supporting Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum's policy conference which will assess the future of innovation in the UK gas sector.

 Event snapshot:

  • Delegates will assess prioroties for reducing emmissions within the heat network, with discussion on the role of gas and technological innovation and integrating alternative fuels for delivering a low-carbon heat supply;
  • The seminar follows the consultation by MHCLG on the Future Homes Standards, which seeks to introduce standards on low-carbon homes and heating for new builds by 2025 - with a policy roadmap for low-carbon heating expected by summer 2020; and
  • The agenda includes a panel session from Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Delegates will discuss priorities for policy to support innovation - with a particular focus on decarbonising gas supplies and expanding the development of new gas technologies. 

The conference will be an opportunity to discuss priorities for the new government in meeting its commitments to continue support for gas conversion to hydrogen, as well as doubling research and development spending by 2024.

Speakers: There will be keynote contributions from: Dr Mark Taylor, Deputy Director, Energy Innovation, BEIS and Dr David Joffe, Head of Carbon Budgets, Committee on Climate Change.

Further speakers include: Dr Jenifer Baxter, Institution of Mechanical Engineers;  Ross Fairley, Burges Salmon; Antony Green, National Grid; Guy Ranawake, Ingenious Group; Martyn Tulloch, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre; Roger Wells, Siemens; Rob Wood, Gasrec; and a senior speaker confirmed from the Energy Networks Association.

To book places, please use the online booking form.