Published 8 November 2022

The energy crisis is having a global impact. It has generated much debate around where we source energy, how we use it and how to protect consumers who are struggling to pay their bills.

In response to these issues, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), Energy Institute (EI) and Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) co-hosted an event which considered the implications of the crisis on prices, consumers and security of supply.

This was the second of two events exploring the energy crisis. In May, we looked at both short- and long-term actions. For this event in November, with the European heating season almost upon us, we focused on immediate impacts and the coming winter.

Much had happened since the first event. Most notably, there had been a change of UK government leadership. This webinar explored the impacts of the latest energy policy decisions in the UK in contrast to European responses to the crisis. It covered the following areas:

  • Price – the impact of the government’s recent policy announcements on consumers this winter.
  • Emissions – the impact of the government’s recent policy announcements on the UK’s emissions.
  • Europe – responses from other European economies and areas for collaboration.

Speakers: Joanne Wade, Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE); Rob Gross, Imperial College London / UKERC; Mike Thompson, Climate Change Committee (CCC); Antony Froggatt, Chatham House; Elizabeth Blakelock, Citizens Advice; Juliet Phillips, E3G.