UK Energy Breakfast Seminar – 28 January

The breakfast event is entitled: UK Energy – Analysis and Vision and details can be found at  Once again, this breakfast seminar opens the Rushlight Show.

If you have been involved in any aspect of energy in the UK, you must have asked yourself what is the vision for the UK energy system that we are working towards.  For the first time, and with the kind support of Atkins, Jeremy Pocklington, now Director General Markets & Infrastructure at DECC having spent the last 3 years at HM Treasury, will present DECC’s vision of UK energy and how the trilemma will be addressed.  The presentations will set out once and for all the current position and the way forward for UK energy, looking at onshore and offshore wind, solar, bioenergy, marine energy and hydro, nuclear, fracking, coal-fired power station closures, geothermal, natural gas and other heating and cooling systems, both with what remains of the subsidy arrangements and then without any subsidy support.  The questions to be answered include:

  • how will all these energy sources fit together to provide a secure, affordable low carbon energy system in the near future and what is DECC’s expectation of the mix and the subsidy support to achieve it?
  • how can nuclear be aligned with the affordability requirement, given the pricing that has been set and the cost of the nuclear legacy that DECC is managing currently?
  • where does CCS fit in and how will it be taken forward from here?
  • what role will biomass play without the support of the CCL exemption?
  • what reliance is being placed on the development of utility scale energy storage or is demand response the key offset for fluctuations in supply and demand, or perhaps a combination of the two?
  • what part will renewable heat play in the mix?


DECC are fully engaged with this event and will be setting out their vision for UK energy.  This is a great opportunity to understand how the UK will address the targets that have been set to address the energy trilemma and to ask DECC the questions that you have been wanting to have the opportunity to ask for a long time.




8.00am                  Cooked breakfast and networking


Chair:  Philip New, Chief Executive Energy Systems Catapult

8.35am                 UK Energy Market Analysis: Craig Edgar, Head of Future Energies, Atkins

8.55am                 The Regulations that will achieve the goals: Jeremy Pocklington, Director General  Markets & Infrastructure, DECC

9.10am                 Energy Trader perspective: Jonathan Lydiard-Wilson, Managing Director, Accenture Operations

9.25am                 Panel discussion and Q&A, augmented by

Sara Bell, CEO Tempus Energy

Richard Black, Director Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

10.00am               Networking and Exhibition

11.00am               Event closes for delegates who are registered for just the UK Energy event


This is a must attend event for anyone involved in any aspect of UK Energy, whether as a developer, technology provider, adviser, in the service or supply chain, investor, financier, consultant, analyst, media or other interested party.

Attendees can choose:

Either– to register and attend the whole Rushlight Show, in which case the UK Energy Breakfast Seminar event is free

Or – just attend the breakfast and seminar as presented above, in which case registration is £35 plus VAT.

To register, please click HERE.

The Rushlight Show is now in its 7th year and attracts up to 500 cleantech CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, advisers, corporate customers and others involved in the sector.  It comprises the following:

  1. An Exhibition of the latest innovations in cleantech, including a number of entrants of the Rushlight Awards, with over 50 organisations represented..
  2. The Funding Cleantech Conference, which covers grants, DECC Energy Entrepreneur’s Fund, Innovate UK funding and other aspects of funding cleantech companies, a crowdfunding session, and a range of opportunities for delegates to present their companies and funding requests to expert panels of active cleantech investors.
  3. The Resourceful Conference, kindly supported by the KTN and in association with LCRN, which focuses on the development of maintenance and repair, reuse, sharing, renting, remanufacture and activities and collaborations in that area, with direct input from local authorities, companies, waste operators, government departments, community schemes and investors.
  4. The Sustainable Solutions Market Panel, where cleantech companies can present their products and services directly to a panel of leading sustainability and procurement representatives from corporate UK who are seeking to further their supply chain sustainability and resilience, including Tesco, Interserve, Premier Farnell, Diocese of London, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Heathrow Airport Ltd.
  5. UK Energy breakfast seminar, setting out an analysis of the current economics for all the different sources of power generation, with and without subsidies, and a presentation of the UK Energy Market Strategy.

Further details are available at