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Future Electricity Series

During 2013 and early 2014 IGEM sponsored an independent inquiry into the future of the UK's electricity supply system. The Future Electricity Series was a three-stage inquiry into three perceived pillars of electricity generation, fossil fuels, renewables and nuclear.

The inquiry was run by Carbon Connect, an independent forum of parliamentarians and industry members working to bring about the transformation of the UK's energy supply, underpinned by sustainable energy. It also focused on security of supply and affordability. Peter Hardy, IGEM's former Technical Services Manager represented IGEM on the steering committee.

2014 was a year of landmark reform in UK energy policy, culminating with the passing of the Energy Act into law. The Act was the culmination of several years' work to design a new package of measures addressing the challenges facing the power sector in the years ahead. IGEM was pleased that findings from reports of the Future Electricity Series were cited during scrutiny of the Act.

The first report was published in April 2013. Read the news story here.

The second report was published in September 2013. Read the news story here.

The third report was published in March 2014. Read the news story here.

Download a report by clicking on the report cover image.

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Future Heat Series

Based on the success of the Future Electricity Series, which attracted praise from senior parliamentarians and international media coverage, IGEM is sponsoring a further independent research inquiry led by Carbon Connect during 2014. The Future Heat Series aims to support heat policy development in the UK and will offer IGEM's members chances to have their say.

For further details about the Future Heat Series click here

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