Carbon Trust Chairman, James Smith, welcomed guests to the first
of a new series of breakfasts on The Business of
Carbon hosted at the Carbon Trust's London offices which
took place on Tuesday 12 June 2012. On the agenda was an engaging
high-level discussion of low
carbon energy choices.
The breakfast was attended by a select group of senior
representatives from government, FTSE 100 companies, investors in
the low carbon economy, and NGOs. After James Smith set out his own
position, echoing his recent article in the
Huffington Post on the same subject, a lively debate was
opened to the floor.
The ensuing discussion was chaired by the Carbon Trust's
Director of Innovation and Policy, James Wilde. Opinions bounced
back and forth on technology choices, launch aid, time scales,
political will, public opinion, and even actively incentivising
energy efficiency as an alternative to investing in innovation. The
one point that kept coming up again and again was the need to look
not only at the intricacies of energy supply, but also demand, when
considering policy decisions.
To find out more about attending the upcoming Business
of Carbon series of breakfasts please email firstname.lastname@example.org.