UK Energy Law and Policy Association: 2017 Summer Event

Friday 30th June 2017, 1pm -6pm, The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, UK

The UK Energy Law and Policy Association (UKELPA) is organising a high-level discussion on the theme of Brexit and Energy in Edinburgh at the Royal Scots Club on Friday 30th June, starting at 1pm. The event will kick off with a presentation on Scotland’s draft Energy Strategy by the Head of the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Division, Chris Stark. There will be two sessions of 90 minutes, with an hour of debate in each session, involving participants from industry, academia, professions and government.

Although the details of Brexit are unclear, the process is certain to be transformative and long-lasting for Scotland’s energy mix and its future development. UKELPA seeks to stimulate and encourage independent and high quality commentary and analysis into this debate, contributing to the work of decision-makers. In the wider context of the transition to a low carbon economy, we wish to take stock of Brexit’s effects, asking how they impact on this process. Our focus is particularly on legal, regulatory and policy aspects of these public policy issues.

Sponsored by: DWF; the Universities of Dundee, Leeds, Queen Mary, Oxford, Reading; Oxera, King and Spalding, and CMS

Questions and registrations to Gokce Mete, University of Dundee via email g.mete@dundee.ac.uk

***The conference carries CPD points and is free to attend***

Keynote Speakers

  • Peter Cameron, University of Dundee
  • Chris Stark, Head from the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Division
  • Peter Styles, EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders)
  • Deni Mantzari, University of Reading
  • Jacqueline Weaver, University of Houston, US
  • Gavin Little, University of Stirling
  • Gokce Mete, Research Fellow, University of Dundee
  • Darren McCauley, University of St. Andrews
  • Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh
  • Theo Bull, Wood MacKenzie

Programme

1pm: Registration

1pm – 3pm: Session I - Brexit, Energy and Scotland

Chair and Introduction: Professor Peter Cameron

Panel Discussion

  • Chris Stark, Head from the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Division
  • Gavin Little, University of Stirling
  • Peter Styles, EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders)
  • Deni Mantzari (University of Reading)
  • Theo Bull (Wood Mackenzie)

3pm – 3.30pm: Refreshments

3.30pm – 5pm: Session II: National and International Perspectives on Brexit

Chair: Professor Raphael Heffron, CCLS, Queen Mary

Panel Discussion

  • Jacqueline Weaver, University of Houston, US
  • Darren McCauley, University of St. Andrews
  • Gokce Mete, Research Fellow, University of Dundee
  • Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh

5pm – 6pm: Reception “Toast to 40 years of Energy Law Education at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee”

About UKELPA

UKELPA was set up in 2015 to contribute to this process of education in research and teaching, and links up with similar associations in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. UKELPA is co-chaired by Professor Cameron (University of Dundee), Professor Angus Johnston (University of Oxford) and Jean Monnet Professor Raphael Heffron (Queen Mary University of London). Research Fellow, Gokce Mete (University of Dundee) is the workshop director of the association and organises, in addition to the annual conference, young practitioner and PhD forums.