Subsidies in the UK Energy Sector until 2020 (7 February 2014, Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
Energy subsidies have the potential to dominate the debate in the energy sector in 2014. A UK Government Committee, the Environmental Audit Committee has just released a report on energy subsidies and has called for more clarity on the issue. The EU is also plans to release a report on energy subsidies in 2014 The effect of these report on the development of the Energy Bill as it is continues its development in the House of Commons will be interesting for the future of the energy sector.
This conference addresses the multiple dimensions of energy subsidies from a low-carbon economy, a post-crisis and an energy-justice perspective. Given this comprehensive approach, and the combination of interdisciplinary expertise on the issues arising in this field, the event expects to attract a wide international audience of academics, researchers, government officials, businesses and practitioners, with specific interest in the energy and environmental sector.
- Liz Keenaghan-Clark, Deputy Director, Head of Geological Disposal Facility Project, Office for Nuclear Development, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK. UK Energy Policy: Electricity Market Reform and New Nuclear
- Professor Kim Talus, University of Eastern Finland, Finland, Author of EU Energy Law: A Critical Account, OUP (2013). Governments and Energy Markets: European Union
- Tony Roulstone, Director for the MPhil in Nuclear Energy, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. Nuclear Subsidies: Then and Now
- Stephen Tromans QC, Barrister in Energy, 39 Essex Street Chambers, London, UK, Author of Nuclear Law (2010, 2nd Ed.). Subsidies for nuclear power in the UK: putting the debate in context
- Professor Benjamin Sovaccol, Aarhus University, Denmark, Director of the Danish Centre for Energy Technology, and Visiting Associate Professor at Vermont Law School, Author of Global Energy Justice: Principles, Problems, and Practices (Cambridge: CUP, forthcoming 2014). How Justice and Ethics Theory Change our Understanding of Energy Systems
- Angus Johnston, CUF Lecturer and a Fellow in Law at University College, University of Oxford, UK, Author of EU Energy Law and Policy (OUP, 2012).
- Professor David Newbery, CBE, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK. Subsidies in the UK Electricity Sector until 2020
- Dr. Martin Goodfellow, Advanced Concepts Engineer – Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear and Visiting NNUMAN Academic – The University of Manchester. Participatory Design and Large Infrastructure
- Professor John Miles, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Transitional Energy Strategies, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. An engineer’s view of the law of unintended consequences
- Shelagh Whitley, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, UK. Fossil fuel subsidies and UK development finance
- Roman Sidertov, Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge, Co-Author of Energy Security, Equality and Justice (London: Routledge, 2013). Arctic Oil & Gas and Energy Subsidies: Current Trends and Implications
- David Powell, Economics, Friends of the Earth, UK. Unburnable carbon and UK fossil fuel subsidies
08.30 – 17.30 Friday 7th February 2014