Energy Conversations: "Can we future-proof demand side management programmes?"How well can we prepare for changes in the economic and political landscape?

Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration from 5:30 pm

Venue: The Technology and Innovation Centre

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Demand-side management policies, and almost every energy policy, have life-spans that often exceed multiple parliamentary terms. During the lifetime of any energy policy both the wider economy, and the policy scene, are likely to change.

Join us as we discuss with a panel of experts what measures are currently implemented when designing energy policies.  We will explore how to prepare for future changes, what measures have been effective, any limitations and what could be done differently to achieve better results

Planning for fall-back options in the event that, for example, there are restrictions in available funding is a crucial component of the energy policies design process. 

Brexit is one of the larger scale socio-economic changes that current and future policies need to adapt for and this discussion will use this as a good case example, although will not be restricted to it.

The event will close with a wine reception at 20:00.

Who should attend?

This event is suitable for people involved in policy design including policy makers, industry actors and academics as well as members of the public interested in energy policies.


Benefits of attending

This conversation will be an opportunity for the attendees to:

  • broaden their understanding of how the policy community estimates the way in which potential future political, social and economic changes may impact proposed policies.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of current approaches.
  • Network to identify collaboration opportunities to improve current future-proofing approaches


Dr Antonios Katris
phone 0141 548 5966
Research Associate
Professor Karen Turner
phone 0141 548 3198
Director, Centre for Energy Policy

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