UK Energy Security of Supply Seminar - May 17th 2006

Energy Security of Supply is now a major issue for the United Kingdom, and the government has placed it at the heart of its ongoing review of national energy policy. The UK's Energy Security of Supply Seminar takes place on May 17th 2006 at One Great George Street, Westminster London.

The United Kingdom has moved from relative self-sufficiency in energy to the position of major net importer more rapidly that most commentators had expected. The current very high international energy prices and recent high-profile supply interruptions abroad have brought the risks inherent in this position into very sharp focus. Energy Security of Supply is now a major issue for the United Kingdom, and the government has placed it at the heart of its ongoing review of national energy policy.


Given the structure of the UK's energy consumption it would seem there are no obvious or quick-fix solutions. Indeed there is a vigorous debate underway in relation to the contribution different fuels and technologies can make.

The challenge therefore, first and foremost, is to examine the possibilities for ameliorating oil and gas import dependency. It will be necessary to evaluate the future of the nuclear sector and develop strategies for sustainability and for growth of the renewables sector, while examining potential contributions from clean coal technology, gas storage and LNG

Delegates at the Energy Security of Supply Seminar will gain an understanding of:

* International Drivers for Energy Security of Supply
* Security of Supply in EU Energy Policy
* Britain's current Security of Supply situation
* Future outlook on Energy Security of Supply
* Mitigating energy supply risk
* Greater uptake of renewable energy including wind energy
* Maximising energy efficiency
* Maximising contribution of indigenous energy

Speakers Include:

* Richard Abel - DTI
* Kelvin Beer - Ernst Young
* Colin J. Campbell - International Oil Consultant
* Helen Donoghue - DG TRANSPORT & ENERGY
* Paul Harding - URENCO (CAPENHURST) LTD
* Dr Valerie Marcel - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
* Michael Meacher MP - FORMER MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
* Andy Morris - ILEX ENERGY CONSULTING
* Dr Machiel Mulder - CPB NETHERLANDS BUREAU
* Paul Stevens - UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
* Brian Wilson - AIRTRICITY

The Energy Security of Supply seminar will be of significant interest to anyone with a stake in the strategic issue of how Britain's energy supply needs can be met, as well as anyone with an interest in how current available resources can be better managed.

Visit www.energyinsight.co.uk for further information or telephone Sandra Dane on +44 (0)20 7353 8688

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