Seminar: The UK renewable energy supply chain – next steps for sector development, international competitiveness, and CfD and Supply Chain Plans Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Greenbackers’ Andrew Smith will be discussing ‘supply chain resilience, commercialising emerging technologies, and remaining competitive‘ with David Acres, Head of Policy, EDF Renewables UK, Helen Thomas, Senior Supply Chain Manager, Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables UK, Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Deputy Leader, Northumberland County Council; and Cabinet Member, North of Tyne Combined Authority, and Oliver Wragg, Commercial Director, Orbital Marine Power.
If we are to ensure that we meet the recent landmark commitment announced by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, that, “by 2035, all of our electricity will come from clean sources” – then we need to get motoring ( in an EV of course!).
The conference will be a timely opportunity to consider the issues in the context of:
- proposals in the Energy White Paper on UK clean energy supply chains and wind power
- changes to Supply Chain Plans and the CfD contract
- the Net Zero Strategy – Build Back Greener, outlining proposals to decarbonise all aspects of the UK economy and to leverage up to £90bn of private investment by 2030
Additionally, drawing on the COP26 legacy, delegates will consider the work being done to transition away from reliance on fossil fuels, with high expectations being placed on the UK to deliver and follow through on necessary changes to the sector. Meeting newly announced targets will require the Government to double down on efforts to deploy a new generation of home-grown technologies.