IDEAS AND POLICY ADVICE

UPCOMING DISCUSSIONS

INVESTMENT IN ENERGY

REPORT FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE FORUM'S 

ENERGY WORKING GROUP

There is a pressing need for strategic investment in energy infrastructure to set the UK on the path to meet its upcoming carbon budgets and deliver Net Zero by 2050, but the economic impacts of Covid-19 and current market frameworks present a significant barrier.

 

However, with a clear strategy aligned with policy employing established funding frameworks, private capital could be harnessed to help to deliver the required energy infrastructure for Net Zero and beyond.

 

This report suggests that providing access to development capital through a newly formed co-investment fund or Infrastructure Development Bank would help to support projects, especially those with high development costs such as Nuclear and CCUS.

It is recommended that a joint HMT-Private Sector contact group be established to come up with potential options.

POLICY DISCUSSIONS

UPCOMING

LATEST

RT HON JESSE NORMAN MP

FINANCIAL SECRETARY HMT

The Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury joined the Forum for a special roundtable discussion on Tuesday 21 July 2020

ANNALIESE DODDS MP

SHADOW CHANCELLOR

The Shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds MP led a Forum video conference on Friday 10 July 2020. 

RT HON PAT MCFADDEN MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE CITY

The RT Hon Pat McFadden MP, Shadow Minister for the City, joined EPF's Market Structure Group on Wednesday 1 July 2020

DAME CAROLYN FAIRBAIRN

DIRECTOR-GENERAL, CBI

On Thursday 20 February 2020, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of the CBI led a dinner discussion to explore business government interaction

RT HON KWASI KWARTENG MP

MINISTER FOR CLEAN GROWTH

Minster for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP will take part in a special video conference on Wednesday 29 July 2020

STEFAAN DE RYNCK

SENIOR ADVISOR TO MICHEL BARNIER

Stefaan De Rynck, Senior Advisor to Michel Barnier, will lead an EPF videoconference in September 2020. If you would like to join, please get in touch at info@policy.fm

LORD GRIMSTONE 

MINISTER FOR INVESTMENT

Minister for Investment, Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, will join the Forum for a special videoconference on 17 September 2020

CUMBERLAND LODGE 2020

FINANCIAL SERVICES SUMMIT

European Financial Forum will host its Annual Cumberland Lodge Financial Services Policy Summit 2020 via videoconference on Thursday 5, Friday 6 November 2020

FORUM GROUPS

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The Forum is highly regarded for its expertise in the financial, energy, transport, telecoms and other regulated sectors. 

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