Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people
6th December 2016, British Academy, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Energy systems are going through a period of fundamental change due new technologies, business models and changing social preferences. Much of the momentum, in most countries, is closer to the demand side and at the local distribution level, where the opportunities for taking a whole systems approach across electricity, heat and transport are easier to identify and act upon. Such an approach to system transformation is more aligned with the needs of people, for example encompassing ideas of ‘taking back control’ and is based on the principles of creating a system which is smarter, flexible and more integrated. To enable this to happen in Great Britain requires a new approach to energy governance, based on new ideas, new institutions, and new people.
The conference will explore these issues and put potential solutions on the table. A number of different themes will be explored: putting people first; local energy markets; access to data; system coordination; and political stability, transparency, and legitimacy. The event will bring together insights from international representatives, seasoned observers, and young rising stars; and share the key findings of the 4 years research that has taken place under the IGov project.
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