This week (December 14th) we held our launch event for the UKERC 2020 Review of Energy Policy.

Due to the current Covid situation, we opted for a webinar format. This proved popular with our network and our launch event had over 200 ticket sign-ups.

In this year’s issue of the Review of Energy Policy, we looked at some of the effects of COVID-19 on the energy system and how the unprecedented events of 2020 might impact energy use and climate policy in the future. Focusing on electricity demand, transport, green jobs and skills, Brexit, heat, and societal engagement, the Review reflects on the past year and looks forward, highlighting key priorities for the Government.

The event was hosted by UKERC Director Rob Gross. Our three key speakers were: Christian Brand, who discussed transport trends. Caroline Kuzemko, who spoke about Brexit and Faye Wade on green skills and training. Our panel also included Keith Bell and Jason Chilvers as late additions to cover questions on the government’s White Paper which was launched on the same day.

The launch was very well received and featured plenty of interesting questions and engagement from attendees. News of the Review featured in several major publications including The Times, The BBC, iNews, and dozens of smaller regional papers and industry-focused publications such as Business Green and Carbon Brief.

Watch the video of the Review of Energy Policy 2020 launch webinar here: