Carbon Connect is undertaking a research project to investigate the opportunities offered by low carbon gas to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and the policy developments which are required to enable its deployment as a source of energy. This event will formally launch the research project.
It will bring together experts, stakeholders and policymakers to examine the key issues in the area of low carbon gas.
Chair:Jonathan Shaw, Chief Executive, Policy Connect & Former Environment Minister
Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change
Callum McCaig MP, SNP Spokesperson on Energy and Climate Change
Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive, IGEMMike Foster, Chief Executive, EUA
Neil Schofield, Head of External Affairs, Worcester Bosch
The Future Gas Series will draw on the recent work which has demonstrated the considerable potential for low carbon gas to contribute to the UK’s attempts to decarbonise heat at an affordable cost (as well as make a contribution to this objective in other sectors) and, in particular, assess the practical steps which are required to achieve this.This research project will be broken up into three separate but linked inquiries, each culminating in a published report. The inquiries will examine the following three broad areas:
Issues Related to the Gas Distribution Network and Local Storage
Issues Related to the Production and Bulk Storage of Low Carbon Gas
Issues Related to Consumers and the Development of Compatible Appliances
“I am very excited to be involved with Carbon Connect’s Future Gas Series. This research project will allow us to look in real detail at the potential offered by low carbon gas to supply decarbonised heat. It will also provide the perfect platform for extensive dialogue between experts, key stakeholders and policymakers.” Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Southampton Test & Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister.
“The Future Gas Series is incredibly timely. There is an urgent need for progress in the area of heat decarbonisation and low carbon gas could make a significant contribution to this. I look forward to working with Carbon Connect on this project.” Callum McCaig MP, SNP Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South & SNP Spokesperson on Energy and Climate Change.
“I am delighted to be collaborating with Carbon Connect on this useful research project. This type of work is essential to determine the next steps which are required to reduce the UK’s emissions while maintaining a secure and affordable supply of energy.” James Heappey MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Wells and former Member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee
“I welcome Carbon Connect’s latest research project. It is essential that the newly configured Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is an effective vehicle for action on climate change. The Future Gas Series will help to inform the transition to a low carbon economy and I look forward to reading its conclusions.” Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
The Future Gas Series is sponsored by the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) and the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA). This launch event has been kindly supported by Worcester Bosch.