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This free to attend event, featuring Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP, is hosted by sustainability hub in association with the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. It will discuss how the UK can secure and maintain a technological edge, encouraging industry to continue to invest in in low carbon vehicle technologies through an ongoing, consistent and long-term policy approach, avoiding calls to roll back commitments aimed at helping to achieve a low carbon future.
The automobile industry has been emerging as an exemplar for successful collaboration between industry, policy makers and other stakeholders in recent years with Government, at national and European levels; providing generally clear and consistent policy signals to encourage the introduction of greener, lower carbon and more efficient vehicles.
Carbon emissions from new cars sold in the UK have fallen by 30% since 2000. In recent years, the UK motor sector has been a bright spot in a generally bleak economic picture with many examples of significant investment, particularly in electric/hybrid vehicle production and other low carbon technologies which have provided jobs and growth, often in regions of otherwise low growth and weak economic prospects.
Experience from the road transport sector will be compared and contrasted with experience from other sectors by a collection of leading policy and industry speakers and commentators.
Speakers include: the Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Iain Wright MP, Shadow Industry Minister; Joe Greenwell, Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Investment Organisation; Stephen Crisp, Director of Global Government Affairs, Jaguar Land Rover; John Sauven, Executive Director, Greenpeace UK Professor Paul Ekins, Director, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources; Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs, RenewableUK; Dave Sowden, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Association; James Cameron, Chairman, Climate Change Capital and Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP. Other speakers are to be announced.
To register for this free event, which is followed by a drinks reception to be addressed by Iain Wright MP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover.
sustainability hub members include: ACE, ADBA, APG for Intelligent Energy, Calor Gas, Carillion, Conservative Environment Network, EN Algae, Energy Bill Revolution, Energy for London, Friends of the Earth, Green Alliance, Greener Journeys, Green Liberal Democrats, Greenpeace, Larkfleet Homes, Low CVP, Mitsubishi Electric, National Energy Action, National Right to Fuel Campaign, Network of Energy Centres for Doctoral Training, PRASEG, RenewableUK, SERA, Solarcentury, Sustainable Energy Association, Tata Steel, Worcester Bosch, WWF