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
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
The second report was published in September 2013. Read the news
The third report was published in March 2014. Read the news
Download a report by clicking on the report cover image.
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
For further details about the Future Heat Series click here