TALKING POINTS FOR NESTA DYNAMIC DEMAND CHALLENGE WEBINAR AUGUST 14TH 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALKING POINTS FOR NESTA DYNAMIC DEMAND CHALLENGE WEBINAR AUGUST 14TH 2013

 

• FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES ENERGY POLICY IS CLIMATE POLICY

• GOVERNMENTS HAVE AGREED THAT 2°C IS THE THRESHOLD OF DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE

• THEY HAVE RATIFIED  THE UNFCCC AND ARE THEREFORE OBLIGED TO W0RK TO KEEP TEMPERATURE BELOW 2°C

• THIS MEANS BUILDING  A CARBON NEUTRAL GLOBAL ENERGY SYSTEM BY AROUND 2050

• UK ALREADY AIMING FOR 80% REDUCTIONS BY THEN – COULD & SHOULD DO BETTER• THIS CAN BE DONE WITH TECHNOLOGIES ALREADY AVAILABLE

• BUT MUCH MORE LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGY WILL BECOME AVAILABLE

• BUT THERE WILL NOT BE 2 BILLION VEHICLES WITH INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

• MEANS TRANSFORMATION NOT INCREMENTAL CHANGE

• MOVE TO ELECTRICITY WILL KEEP ROLE FOR FOSSIL FUELS PROVIDED CCS DEPLOYED

• MUST DO THIS IN A RISK AVERSE WORLD CHANGING AT AN ACCELRATING RATE AGAINST STRONG OPPOSITION FROM ENTRENCHED INTERESTS

• MANY CURRENT BUSINESS MODELS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH TRANSFORMATION

• LEADS TO MASSIVE CONSERVATISM IN CHANGE MODEL.

• BIG SIZE TOO RISKY NEED TO MOVE TO BIG NUMBERS FOR GENERATION (CLOUD GENERATION)

• SECURITY IN DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION NOT SCALE

• DESIGN GRID FIRST – FIT TECHNOLOGIES TO GRID, NOT ADAPT GRID TO TECHNOLOGIES

• MOVE FROM TOP DOWN TO BOTTOM UP DESIGN PHILOSOPHY – INVOLVE COMMUNITIES

• D3 THE KEY

• DEMAND MANAGEMENT ALWAYS CHEAPER THAN NEW GENERATION

• IMPROVES COMPETITIVENESS AND BETTER DEAL FOR CONSUMERS

• LIKE ICT REVOLUTION NOT PREVIOUS ENERGY TRANSITIONS AND WILL BE MUCH FASTER

• WILL BE POLICY LED – MARKET WILL NOT DELIVER INNOVATION OTHERWISE

• GRID INVESTMENT IS PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

• TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT BY PRIVATE SECTOR

• EMR MISSED OPPORTUNITY

• 3D INNOVATION – TECHNOLOGY+POLICY+FINANCE+REGULATION

• DIFFICULTIES OVERWHELMINGLY POLITICAL RATHER THAN TECHNOLOGICAL OR ECONOMIC

 

TOM BURKE

14TH AUGUST 2013