Past event

Invitation Only

Power Sector Decarbonisation in the UK: Role and Risks of Natural Gas

Chatham House, London

Energy, Environment and Resources Department


Professor Mike Bradshaw, Leicester University
Nigel Mortimer, North Energy Associates Ltd
Simon Skillings, E3G


The future role of natural gas in the power and energy sector has always been a central issues in climate and energy policies. However, recent developments, particularly relating to resource availability, security and pricing, the greater role of LNG and the developments of global markets, and the availability and deployment of other electricity sources, are leading to greater speculation on the future role of gas in general. This is reflected in the discussions in the UK in preparation to the publication of the draft Energy Act and associated strategies and consultations. 

This Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable meeting will address three specific issues: the globalization of gas risks, the analysis of the UK power sector decarbonisation and the role of gas, and comparative ranges of greenhouse gas emissions for liquefied natural gas.

This event is part of the Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable project.

Attendance is by invitation only.