Alternative to wooden headedness: (much) less costly ways of regulation greenhouse gas emissions


  • 21/11/2013
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Speaker: Professor George Yarrow, Chairman, Regulatory Policy Institute

Commentator: Dr David Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Committee on Climate Change

The Energy Bill has been subject to strong criticism for its approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Will it succeed in this aim? Or are there cheaper ways to achieve this goal that the government has failed to explore? This lecture will examine these questions and propose some alternatives.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 3rd October and 21st November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the audience for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

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In association with:The School of Social Sciences, City University London