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Report Launch: Future Gas Series Part 1 - The Future of the Gas Grid

Report Launch: Future Gas Series Part 1 - The Future of the Gas Grid

7th June 2017
09:30 – 11:15

Carbon Connect is undertaking a three-part research project, entitled the Future Gas Series, to investigate the opportunities offered by low carbon gas to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and the policy developments which would be required to support its deployment.

This event will formally launch the Future Gas Series: Part 1 - The Future of the Gas Grid. This report focuses on the future of the gas distribution network and considers in detail its role in the transition to a low carbon economy.


Jonathan Shaw, Chief Executive, Policy Connect & Former Environment Minister


  • Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change
  • Callum McCaig MP, SNP Spokesperson on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • James Heappey MP, Member of Parliament for Wells
  • Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive, IGEM
  • Maxine Frerk, Director, Grid Edge Policy

Further speakers to be confirmed.

Breakfast will be served upon arrival.


The Future Gas Series draws on the recent work which has demonstrated the potential for low carbon gas to contribute to the UK’s attempts to decarbonise heat at an affordable cost (as well as make a contribution to this objective in other sectors) and assesses the practical steps which would be required to achieve this.

This research project is broken up into three separate but linked inquiries, each culminating in a published report. The inquiries examine the following three broad areas:

1. Issues Related to the Gas Distribution Network and Local Storage

2. Issues Related to the Production and Bulk Storage of Low Carbon Gas

3. Issues Related to Consumers and the Development of Compatible Appliances

Part 1 of this series has brought together independent and industry experts with parliamentarians and other policymakers to consider the issues in this area in depth and make recommendations on useful next steps.

Future Gas Series: Part 1 is sponsored by IGEM.

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