Committee continues pre-legislative scrutiny of draft Energy Bill

19 June 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold its second and third public evidence sessions on the Draft Energy Bill at 10am (Wilson Room, Portcullis House) and 4pm (Grimond Room, Portcullis House) on Tuesday 19 June 2012.

Witnesses - morning session

At 10.15am approx

  • Dr David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change, 
  • Professor Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter, 
  • Professor David Newbery, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, and 
  • Simon Skillings, Senior Associate, E3G. 

At 11.15am approx

  • Ian Temperton, Head of Advisory, Climate Change Capital, 
  • Nick Gardiner, Senior Director, Energy and Infrastructure, BNP Paribas, Low Carbon Finance Group,
  • Shaun Kingsbury, Partner, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, Low Carbon Finance Group, 
  • Gaynor Hartnell, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association, and 
  • Gordon Edge, Director of Policy, Renewable UK.

Witnesses - afternoon session

At 4.05pm approx

  • Jonathan Smith, Head of Pricing and Risk Management, First Utility,
  • Asif Rehmanwala, Generation & Trading Director, Ecotricity, 
  • Ed Gill, Head of External Affairs, Good Energy, 
  • Andy Taylor, Energy Markets Group Director, InterGen, 
  • Dr Steve Riley, CEO and President, UK-Europe, International Power Plc, and 
  • Gordon MacDougall, Chief Operating Officer, Renewable Energy Systems UK & Ireland Ltd.

At 5.05pm approx

  • Rhian Kelly, Director of Business Environment, CBI,
  • Richard Hall, Head of Energy Regulation, Consumer Focus, 
  • Paul Steedman, Senior Campaigner, Friends of the Earth, 
  • Dustin Benton, Senior Policy Adviser, Green Alliance, and 
  • Nick Molho, Head of Energy Policy, Climate Change Team, WWF UK.

These sessions will focus on Part 1, Chapters 1-7 of the draft Bill and associated documents. In particular it will explore the following areas:

  • Setting the strike price for Contracts for Difference (CFDs)
  • Counterparty models for CFDs
  • Effectiveness of CFDs for Renewables and CCS
  • Proposed use of investment instruments
  • The role of demand-side reduction in the proposed Capacity Market
  • Analysis of future capacity and electricity demand
  • CCS and the proposed Emissions Performance Standard
  • EPS exemptions linked to security of supply.

The Committee's final evidence sessions for this inquiry will be held on 26 June when the Committee will hear evidence from National Grid and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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