COMMONS

Heat

24 October 2013

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence on Heat on Tuesday 29 October 2013 in the Wilson room, Portcullis House

Panel 1 at 9.30 am:

  • Robert Sansom, Representative of UK Energy Research Centre
  • Dr Peter Bonfield, Representative of Engineering the Future
  • Liz Lainé, Policy Manager, Consumer Futures
  • David Frise, Head of Sustainability, Building and Engineering Services Association

Panel 2 at 10.30 am:

  • Dr Tim Rotheray, Director of the Combined Heat and Power Association
  • Dr David Hawkey, Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • Richard Lowes, Public Affairs and Policy Manager, Scotia Gas Networks
  • Peter Hamnett, Policy Specialist, UK District Energy Association

Timings are approximate.

Which topics will be covered?

The session will explore a range of issues, including:

  • The impact of heating on household and industrial costs and Greenhouse Gas emissions;
  • The Government policies to reduce heat demand;
  • The potential for energy storage;
  • The role of combined heat and power and district heating in reducing the costs and emissions associated with heating; and
  • The future of the gas and electricity grids.

Further information

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