Shadow Energy Minister to Speak at EEEGR

Shadow Energy Minister to Speak at EEEGR

UK Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex will speak at EEEGR’s flagship summer conference in Norwich in July.

The EEEGR2014 Conference will look at how the East of England can continue its leading role in generating energy for the UK from a wide range of resources – and the opportunities created for the regional supply chain.

Prospects for unconventional gas will feature strongly in a programme at the John Innes Conference Centre on July 3rd which includes most of the varied assets which make the region a leading all energy hub.

“I doubt that energy has ever been more in the headlines with major concerns about costs to the consumer balanced by the essential need to generate sufficient power to keep our lights on,” said Simon Gray, chief executive of EEEGR (the East of England Energy Group).

“Our region is at the heart of it all and decisions over the next year or so will be vital to all our power supplies and crucial to the future of the region’s energy sector. That’s why information delivered at our conference will be so compelling.” 

Andrew Austin, CEO Of IGas, will also take the platform to talk about the unconventional gas activities of his company which has produced onshore oil and gas at UK sites for over three decades.

Duarte Figueira of DECC will also look at opportunities for the supply chain for shale oil and gas in the UK, while Jonathan Selwyn, managing director of Lark Energy, will highlight solar power activities.

From Dr David Williams, chief executive of Eco2, there will be updates on the progress of its Mendelsham and Snetterton straw-fired power stations, including opportunities for the region’s supply chain in construction and operation.

Basil Scarsella, CEO of UK Power Networks, will speak on network and storage issues while Olivia Hartridge, vice president of Morgan Stanley, will look at the impact of legislation on the market.

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Press Release, April 02, 2014; Image: tmsmedia