COMMONS

'Consumer Engagement with Energy Markets' sessions two and three

12 September 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold two further public evidence sessions on Consumer Engagement with Energy Markets at 10.15 am on Tuesday 18 September in the Wilson room, Portcullis House, and on Tuesday 30 October.

Witnesses

Tuesday 18 September

Panel 1

  • Richard Lloyd, Executive Director, Which?, 
  • Audrey Gallacher, Director of Energy, Consumer Focus, 
  • Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy, uSwitch,

Panel 2

  • Christian Hunt, Editor, Carbon Brief
  • John Swinney, Public Sector Business Development Director, Carillion, 
  • Faye Scott, Head of Research, Green Alliance

Topics

  • Smart meters and the Green Deal - are people ready for them?
  • Strategies for engaging consumers and increasing energy efficiency in the home 
  • Energy price rises and public perceptions of the reasons behind them
  • The quality of communication between energy suppliers and consumers 
  • Tariffs, switching and Ofgem’s RMR proposals 
  • The effect of media reporting on public perceptions of "green" energy policies

Tuesday 30 October

Panel 1

  • Alistair Buchanan CBE, Chief Executive and Andrew Wright, Senior Partner for Markets, Ofgem

Panel 2

  • Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State, and officials, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Both sessions will be broadcast live at www.parliamentlive.tv

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