Parliamentary launch event: Circular economy and the renewables sector

The transition to renewable energy, critical to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre- industrial levels, is a major shift from a fuel-intensive to a material-intensive energy system. It drives an exponential demand for critical materials which may trigger major supply chain problems in years to come if no action is taken. To reduce the overall demand for critical raw materials, and minimise supply risks and negative environmental and social impacts, the renewable energy sector should transition toward a circular economy.

This event will discuss the findings and recommendations of a forthcoming report by the Green Purposes Company on circular economy issues in the renewables sector and how to address these.

  • Chair:
    • Lord Teverson, House of Lords
  • Keynote:
    • Lord Callanan, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Speakers:
    • Rémy Le Moigne, Report Author, Gate C
    • Mark Dooley, Global Head, Green Investment Group
    • Duncan Clark, Head of Ørsted UK & Ireland 
    • Dr Anne Velenturf, Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds

If your are interested in attending, please email communications [at]

This event is kindly supported by the Green Purposes Company.