Report on Sustainable Futures Examining investment and technological innovation for a low-carbon economy by the Industry and Parliament Trust presents different case studies from consumer behaviour to the production and supply of energy, as well as research and development within the sector. In the course of the six months experts identified four themes that they thought were of particular interest. These were consumer attitudes, innovation in the development of the electricity grid, a global perspective on supply and partnerships for research and development. The themes form the four short chapters of this report.
The Commissioners of this report include:
Chair of the Commission: PROFESSOR DAVID COPE, LIFE MEMBER, CLARE HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, IS THE FORMER DIRECTOROF THE PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (POST), AND VISITING PROFESSOR OF SCIENCE POLICY AND INNOVATION, DOSHISHA UNIVERSITY, KYOTO, JAPAN.
Gordon Birtwistle, MP
Janine Freeman, Head of EU & UK Public Affairs, National Grid
Professor Patrick Gougeon, Director, ESCP Europe London Campus
Grant Holland, Utilities Manager, BOC
Peter Kocen, Public Affairs Manager, Energy UK
Ian Liddell-Grainger MP
Denise Massey, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Centre
Christine McGourty, Energy sector
Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan
Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP
Robin Walker MP
Dr. Melanie Wedgbury, Head of External Communications, Drax Power