Members of the Vision10 Parliamentary Advisory Panel include: Peter Aldous MP, Sir Vince Cable MP, Prof Paul Ekins OBE, Baroness Featherstone, Martin Powell, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Lord Whitty and Laura Sandys. Supporters of Vision10 include BEAMA, LowCVP, Energy Institute, Siemens, Smart Energy GB, Policy Connect and many others. Vision10 is a joint initiative managed and directed by: sustainability hub and DevoConnect.
Vision10 is a high level, cross-party influencer programme seeking solutions to tackle the problems confronting energy, technology, competitiveness and the low carbon economy in the UK and to impart a long-term strategy post Brexit.
Vision10 will investigate what a low carbon industrial strategy should look like and challenge policy makers to build the framework for successful policy intervention helping businesses compete successfully, bolstering economic growth and improving living standards.
Investigations will be held on the Parliamentary estate, led by MPs; Peers; policy experts and industry leaders. These sessions will provide an open forum for evidence, debate, and analysis to identify key themes and shape Vision10 policy recommendations.
The sustainability hub is working with its members, industry leaders, academics and policy experts to deliver the Vision10 series to examine what needs to be done to find pathways for a low carbon industrial strategy and publish recommendations for Government consideration. Vision10 will analyse and advise on how the UK can generate quality jobs, hit climate change targets, promote technological innovation and protect our natural capital?
Vision10 evidence sessions examine key issues for the UKs long-term economic planning and debate how Brexit, the Clean Growth Strategy and the Industrial Strategy can be used to build a greener, cleaner economy. The evidence sessions to be held in Westminster, focus on the following key themes:
Vision10 Green and Smart Cities: Can Devolution drive a low carbon future?
24 April, 10.30-12.00pm, Committee Room 10, House of Commons.
The devolution and smart cities evidence session will examine how our major cities and devolved city-regions can lead the way to a cleaner, smarter and greener economy. The Metro Mayoral cities and authorities who have been empowered to produce their own local industrial strategy have a real opportunity to support innovation and low carbon technologies.
Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change
Anna McMorrin MP, Member of Parliament for Cardiff North
Chair: Polly Billington, UK100 (tbc)
If you would like to attend the event please register here.
Is energy market reform the key to unlocking a low carbon, secure and affordable future?
Committee Room 11, House of Commons, 14.00-16.00, Tuesday 21st November
‘Is energy market reform the key to unlocking a low carbon, secure and affordable future’ is our third Vision10 investigation. It will bring together commentators, key influencers and decision makers to give their views and hear evidence on what a digital low carbon industrial strategy could look like.
Key questions to be addressed:
- Can policy address the energy system as a whole including the value chain?
- Can a Capacity Market be sustained in the face of a radically changed energy system?
- How will Government ensure energy is affordable, local and decarbonised?
- How can Government help companies adapt to a rapidly changing digitalised energy system?
- Will Government make the difficult choices to reform the system, what are the key steps to change?
Chair: Lord Whitty
Laura Sandys, CEO, Challenging Ideas
Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive, Energy UK
Rachel Reeves MP, Chair, BEIS Select Committee (tbc)
Joe Perkins, Chief Economist, Ofgem
Dustin Benton, Policy Director, Green Alliance
Can Britain lead an innovative and sustainable future in a competitive global marketplace?
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, 10.00-12.00, Tuesday 19th December
Key questions to be addressed:
- How can Government support businesses across the UK to access necessary finance and management skills for sustainable growth?
- How can Government set the right conditions for companies to invest for the long term?
- How can Government bridge the skills gap and help people build necessary skills for low carbon economy?
- How will Government promote trade and investment and boost productivity in a post-Brexit landscape?
- How will Government address high energy costs for industry?
- Will Government provide support for renewable export market?
- What policy must be in place to ensure UK companies are protected post Brexit?
Chair: Dr Ben Caldecott, Director, Sustainable Finance Programme, Oxford’s Smith School (TBC)
Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader, Liberal Democrats
Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London
Angela Francis, Chief Economist, Green Alliance
Is devolution the solution to drive smarter greener cities?
(date and venue to be announced)
If you are interested in presenting data, analysis or policy positions at these debates please contact Karen Potter, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information on participating.
Previous Vision10 Events
Putting digital at the heart of a low carbon energy revolution
Supported by Smart Energy GB
Putting digital at the heart of a low carbon energy revolution is our first Vision10 investigation. It will bring together commentators, key influencers and decision makers to give their views and hear evidence on what a digital low carbon industrial strategy could look like.
Chair: Duncan Brack, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Energy Minister
David Richardson, Innovation Lead, Energy Systems, Innovate UK
Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP
Claire Maugham, Director of Policy, Smart Energy GB
Siemens, BEAMA, Green Alliance, IPPR
Vision10: Time for a Green and Clean Industrial Strategy was launched at Portcullis House by Claire Perry MP, Minster for Climate Change and Industry, BEIS and Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister