The role of energy in meeting the UK’s net zero greenhouse gas targets

Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:30
University of Leeds Conference Auditorium 2, Willow Terrace Road Leeds LS2 9DA


Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change, is the keynote for this University of Leeds event to explore the energy implications of the Government’s new target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Achieving this ambitious target demands fundamental changes to the way that energy is generated, distributed and used. This will require not only new technologies, but also new policies, governance, business and finance models, and an understanding of their wider impacts on our economy and society.

Hosted by Energy Leeds and the Priestley International Centre for Climate, this event will bring together key stakeholders from academia, industry, government and civil society to discuss the range of solutions available and what further research is needed to deliver these.

Following the presentation from Chris Stark there will be the opportunity for in-depth discussions with a panel featuring:

Prof Piers Forster, Professor of Climate Physics, University of Leeds, member of the UK Committee on Climate Change

Lindsay McQuade, Chief Executive Officer, ScottishPower Renewables

David Powell, Head of Environment & Green Transition, New Economics Foundation

Prof Julia Steinberger, Professor of Social Ecology & Ecological Economics, University of Leeds

A drinks reception will conclude the afternoon.

Admission is free but you must register to attend using this Eventbrite link.