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18:30 - 20:00 20 June 2013

Getting clean energy investment flowing: the impact of energy policy and the availability of finance on businesses' ability to respond


Pearson Lecture Theatre | Pearson Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Joan MacNaughton, Joan MacNaughton has been an influential figure in energy and climate policy in a variety of UK, EU and international roles.

Faced with a predicted growth in global energy demand of more than 30% by 2035; with the challenge of giving the billions who currently lack them access to modern energy services; and with reconfiguring the legacy capital stock of developed nations with energy infrastructure suited to keep the increase in global average temperatures to a manageable level, policy makers across the world need to construct frameworks which will drive investment in the energy sector to unprecedented levels at an unprecedented pace.

This lecture will explore what kinds of policies are likely to work, drawing on work for the World Energy Council which assesses the energy policies of nearly 100 countries. It will summarise what energy industry leaders need from policymakers to be able to unlock their balance sheets to help deliver secure, affordable and clean energy services, and touch on what the policy response can and should be at this critical juncture.


Aimee Walker
+44 (0) 203 108 5935 | Aimee.walker@ucl.ac.uk


Lecture Information

Sustainable energy