2015 will be a pivotal year for energy policy with a General Election in which Labour is set to promise a 20 month freeze of domestic energy prices and the replacement of Ofgem by a more powerful regulator, while the Competition and Markets Authority should complete its investigation of the energy supply market. Electricity Market Reform is now enacted, but substantial uncertainties remain about almost all aspects of its implementation. This lecture will analyse the options open to the new Government and propose a new direction for energy policy.
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.
The lectures are taking place every Thursday between 2nd October and 20th November this year, at the Institute of Directors. Evenings will begin at 6.30pm and delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. Lectures will last for one hour, followed by a 20-minute response before handing over to the audience for extended discussion. The proceedings will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.
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The lectures are organised with the assistance of the Centre for Competition & Regulatory Policy, City University.
Sponsored by PwC.