The full agenda is now confirmed for the LowCVP Conference 2014 on Tuesday 15 July, with speakers including Baroness Kramer, Minister of State, Department of Transport; Joe Greenwell CBE, Automotive Investment Organisation; and Jerry Hardcastle OBE, Nissan.
The Conference will announce new research, recently commissioned by the LowCVP, which looks at how progress in delivering low carbon road transport has coexisted with an impressive economic performance in the UK’s auto sector; how and if a low carbon policy focus has influenced the climate for investment and jobs.
The event will also include sessions looking at how the national low carbon policy agenda can be delivered at local levels and on the politics and prospects for lower carbon fuels.
A central element, during the morning, will showcase the results of the study on low carbon automotive investment now being conducted by E4tech/CAIR.
As always, the LowCVP Conference has attracted a range of high profile and influential speakers and we are very pleased that Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport has agreed to deliver the keynote address.
There will be sessions on how the national low carbon policy agenda can be delivered at local level and on the politics and prospects for lower carbon fuels.
The final Conference session will focus on innovative approaches to the introduction of electric vehicles. Earlier this year, Bolloré Group announced plans to bring Autolib Paris – the electric car sharing service which began in December 2011 – to London in 2015. Find out about progress in these plans from speakers Cedric Bolloré of Bolloré Group and Matthew Pencharz, Adviser to the Mayor, Boris Johnson, on Environment and Energy – as well as Dave Roberts from the innovative My Electric Avenue project.
Following the conference, all delegates are invited to join MPs and Peers at a VIP drinks reception. Speakers include Lord Deben (John Gummer) who is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, the independent body established under the 2008 Climate Change Act to advise the Government on policy to tackle climate change. As Rt Hon John Gummer MP, he served for 16 years as a minister, including several years as Environment Secretary.
This will be an excellent networking opportunity and a chance to review the day over a glass of wine.
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Annual Conference 2014
The low carbon contribution: Driving growth; delivering jobs
Tuesday 15 July 2014
BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, Westminster
Darran Messem, Chair, LowCVP
Welcome from Conference chair
James Murray, Editor, Business Green
Welcome from sponsor
Mark Constable, Senior Product Manager for Electric Vehicles and Future Heat, EDF EnergyARY SESSION I
Driving Low Carbon Automotive Investment in the UK
Launch and presentation of LowCVP Report “Investment in the UK automotive sector 2003-13: Impact of low carbon policy”
Prof Peter Wells, Professor of Business and Sustainability, Centre for Auto Industry Research, Cardiff Business School
Adam Chase, Director, E4tech
Keynote Address and response
The future for low carbon automotive investment
Baroness Kramer, Minister of State, Department of Transport
Response to the LowCVP Report
Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP
Joe Greenwell CBE, Chief Executive, Automotive Investment Organisation
Question & Answer session
The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel
Tea and coffee break: Photo opportunity with electric vehicles
@theLowCVP#lowcvp14PLENARY SESSION II
Delivering Growth and Jobs
The Climate Context: IPCC report overview
Professor Jim Skea, Committee on Climate Change; Vice-Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
UK industry’s future: growth, jobs & the environmental imperative
Dr Rupert Lewis, Head of Automotive Policy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Jerry Hardcastle OBE, General Manager – Innovation and Performance Projects, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
Nicola Smith, Head of Economic and Social Affairs, TUC
Each panellist will be asked to contribute their thoughts on some of the key questions. The session will be interactive and generate audience participation.
Panel Question & Answers
Lunch and exhibition viewing: Photo opportunity with electric vehicles
PARALLEL SESSION Inslating national policy to the local context
Session chair: Will Straw, Associate Director for Climate Change, Energy and Transport, IPPR
A Tale of Two Cities
Local Authority case 1 – London
Murad Qureshi AM, Deputy Chair, Environment Committee, London Assembly
Local Authority case 2 – York
Mike Southcombe, Environmental Protection Manager, York City Council (LowCVP member)
Michael Hurwitz, Director, Energy, Technology and International (ETI), Department for Transport
Prof Greg Marsden, Director, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Gloria Esposito, Head of Projects, LowCVP
PARALLEL SESSION IIsport energy; the low carbon fuels conundrum
Session chair: Darran Messem, Chair, LowCVP
Rob Wakely, Head of Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport
A Fuels Roadmap for the UK: Celine Cluzel, Principal Consultant, Element Energy and Jonathan Murray, Director of Policy and Operations, LowCVP
Panel session with Q&A
Laura Buffet, Policy Officer – Clean Fuels team
Diana Raine, European Business Manager for Hydrogen, Air Products
Dr Chris Malins, Fuels Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Richard Stark, Advocacy Manager Renewable Energy, AB Sugar
Patrick Lynch, Biofuels Sustainability Manager, Greenergy, Transport & Environment
Welcome from session chair
Henry Foy Automotive Correspondent, Financial Times
Matthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor to the Mayor of London for Environment and Energy
Cedric Bolloré, Director of Industry Activities, Bolloré Group
Dave Roberts, Director, My Electric Avenue
Darran Messem, Chair, LowCVP
Post-Conference VIP drinks reception (including invited MPs and Peers) Keynote speaker
Post-Conference VIP reception closes