Lords examine how climate change could affect long-term electricity supply

05 December 2014

The Lords Science and Technology Committee will, on Tuesday 9 December, turn its attention to the impact of climate change on long-term electricity supply.


The Committee’s inquiry into electricity resilience will continue with evidence from experts on issues such as whether climate change could affect resilience, how decarbonisation could impact on long-term electricity supply, and how the UK can learn from other countries in the EU and beyond.


Tuesday 9 December, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
At 10.40am:

  • Matthew Bell, CEO, Committee on Climate Change;
  • Dr David Clarke, CEO, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI); and
  • Professor Kevin Anderson, representing the Resilient Electricity Networks for Great Britain (RESNET) project, University of Manchester

At 11.40am:

  • Professor Catherine Mitchell, Exeter University; and
  • Dr Konstantin Staschus, Secretary-General, European Network of Transmission System Operators


Questions that the Committee will put to the witnesses include:

  • How do you expect climate change to impact on the resilience of the electricity system?
  • Can the electricity system deal with the impacts of climate change?
  • How will the decarbonisation of the electricity system affect attempts to ensure resilience?
  • How does electricity resilience in the UK compare to other countries in the EU and to North America?
  • What lessons can the UK learn?
  • How compatible are EU-wide and Member State measures to secure resilience?

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