Westminster launch for Energy Barometer 2019

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The Energy Barometer has once again delivered vital insight into the current state and future of the energy system amid a turbulent year in UK politics. Nearly 500 members from across sectors and disciplines have made their voices heard through the signature UK report from the Energy Institute (EI). The outlook for consumers in an increasingly digital, low carbon energy future is among the chief concerns voiced this year.

The 2019 findings were shared with civil servants, parliamentarians, industry leaders and the media at a launch event in Westminster. The results were presented by the EI’s President Elect Steve Holliday FREng FEI, Trustee Joanne Wade OBE FEI, and Chief Executive Louise Kingham OBE FEI.

An evening lecture at the EI offices in London, as well as presentations to UK branches, are planned following the launch.

Now in its fifth year, findings of the survey reveal trends and changing perceptions. Respondents are, for example, increasingly optimistic that the UK can meet its 2050 emissions targets, but raise concerns about how household consumers will fare as the energy transition and data revolution in energy progress. The results underpin ongoing discussion between the EI, policy makers, the media and the sector on the future direction of the UK energy system.

A new digital format allows readers to fully explore and share the entire data set. Readers are invited to join the conversation and feed back their own views about the results using #EnergyBarometer.

Read the full report at: www.energyinst.org/barometer/2019

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