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Energy minister to address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at 2016 Heat Conference

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe, minister of state for energy, will address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at the forthcoming Heat Conference.

Heat accounts for almost one half of UK energy costs and the cost of heat continues to rise. Britain faces an urgent challenge in transforming how homes, offices and industry are heated; in its recent report Next Steps for UK Heat Policy, the Committee on Climate Change put it simply: “deployment of low carbon heat cannot wait until the 2030s”.

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Energy Institute (EI) will place the challenge of heat centre stage at the 2016 Heat Conference, to be held in Central London on Wednesday 23 November.

This year’s conference explores how the ambition for global change, as set out in the Paris Agreement, can be transformed into local action. We will look at real life examples of user led change, examine the policymaking process and find out how technology and data innovations can help to enable the heat transition.

Alongside Baroness Neville-Rolfe, confirmed speakers include:


–       Matthew Bell, chief executive, Committee on Climate Change

–       Martin Crouch, senior partner: Improving Regulation, Ofgem

–       Sue Daley, head of programme for Big Data, Cloud and Mobile, TechUK

–       Dan Osgood, director for Heat and Business Energy, BEIS

–       Michael Pawlyn, director, Exploration Architecture and noted TED speaker

–       Wilfred Petrie, chief executive officer, Engie UK and Ireland

–       Laura Sandys, founder, POWERful Women

–       Frauke Thies, executive director, Smart Energy Demand Coalition

You can book online at

Significant discounts are available for public sector organisations, academics, charities and SMEs. The last two heat conferences have sold out, so we recommend booking early to confirm your place.


Heat 2016 is sponsored by Engie, and is essential if you are interested in:


–          Our energy economy against an uncertain political landscape

–          Engaging users of heat with controls and management

–          The role of heat in supporting a competitive and innovative industrial sector

–          The future of district heating networks

–          The transformational potential of new technologies and data



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