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UK energy policy – will it deliver, can it deliver? With Dr David Clarke




Speaker: Dr David Clarke, CEO Energy Technologies Institute

The UK has a range of energy policy targets, some of which can appear to work against each other and only one of which addresses the critical issue of energy cost through the aim of reducing fuel poverty.  This year's Bridge lecture will highlight the national strategic planning work of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) which has been peer reviewed as internationally leading and targets 'lowest cost' as the number one goal for design of any future UK energy system.  Using outputs from ETI's national planning work together with the results from the ETI's current £133m investment in technology development and demonstration projects, the potential direction, cost and necessary timing of future UK energy policy decisions will be addressed and the importance shown of integrating the 4 key areas of power, heat, transport and infrastructure in any future policy.

Dr David Clarke, CEO Energy Technologies Institute

David Clarke joined the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) as Chief Executive Officer in January 2008 from his previous role as Head of Technology Strategy at Rolls-Royce plc. He leads this industry / government partnership evaluating and demonstrating low carbon energy systems and technologies covering power, heat, transport and supporting infrastructure, in line with the strategic needs of the UK's future energy system.   

He has been involved in collaborative research and development of advanced technologies for over 20 years.  At Rolls-Royce he led a range of technology groups including their Advanced Materials development activities and the corporate Strategic Research Centre.
He is a member of the UK Energy Research Partnership and the steering Board for the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Wales.  He has been a member of the EPSRC Council and the North West Science Council .
David is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining, Fellow of the Energy Institute and a Chartered Engineer.  He graduated in Materials Technology from the University of Surrey and has a PhD in Composite Materials.

Bridge Lecture Series

The Bridge Lecture was inaugurated in 1988 by The Worshipful Company of Engineers and City University London to provide a bridge between those who practice engineering and those who benefit from the services of engineers. The Worshipful Company of Engineers, formed in 1983, was granted a Royal Charter in 2004.  The Engineers' Company welcomes this opportunity with its 13th Bridge Lecture to strengthen further the links between the engineering profession, City University and the City of London in general.

The Worshipful Company of Engineers

The Worshipful Company of Engineers is in the City of London Livery Companies list at 94th precedence as a 'modern' company after its formation in 1983. The Company now has over 300 members, both men and women Chartered Engineers, who live and work throughout the United Kingdom including some overseas and cover all branches of the engineering disciplines.

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6.00pm - 8.00pmWednesday 8th February 2012

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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