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CANCELED: How locked in is the UK to gas-based domestic heat?

This event was cancelled and will be rescheduled for the Spring term.

How locked in is the UK to gas-based domestic heat?

Reflections on international policy reviews for UKERC and BEIS

The talk will review recent evidence reviews undertaken for the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the international experience in heat infrastructure transitions. Case studies will be presented from countries with different mixes of heat supply technologies. Rob will invite discussion around what that might tell us about path dependence and policy.


Dr. Robert Gross is Reader in Energy Policy and Technology and Director of the Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT) at Imperial College London. He is Policy Director of Imperial’s Energy Futures Lab. He is a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre. Dr Gross has published extensively on energy policy and technology. He has extensive research management expertise and has made a substantive contribution to UK energy policy development, acting as advisor to Select Committees, preparing reports and chairing committees for Govt. departments and NDPBs, and as a consultant. He was seconded to the Cabinet Office in the early 2000s and contributed to the Blair Govt. Energy Review. He also has extensive teaching experience at masters and PhD level. He has been invited speaker at a wide range of conferences and forums in the UK and overseas. He makes regular contributions to the popular debate surrounding energy, in the mainstream broadsheet press, online and in TV and radio appearances. In 2014 Gross was Chair of the Council of the British Institute of Energy Economics.