SEA Parliamentary Reception 2022

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Read about our annual Parliamentary Reception for 2022, including speeches from Lord Best, Lord Callanan and our Chief Executive Jade Lewis.

On the 23 May we hosted our Parliamentary Reception at the Houses of Parliament. This event aimed to bring people together from across the energy sector to discuss the biggest problems we face today. This included topics around fuel poverty, energy efficiency and how to mitigate these issues for the future. We were kindly sponsored by Daikin, Ecodan Heating and Vaillant for this event.

The opening speech at the Parliamentary Reception was delivered by Lord Best.

Quote from his speech: “Saving energy becomes a crucial objective in terms of both tackling fuel poverty and creating green jobs.”

Lord Callanan then spoke about the importance of industry collaboration as well as policy in reaching Net Zero.

Quote from his speech: “We are looking to put more measures in place to help homeowners install green solutions and meet the cost of retrofit.”

The final speaker was our Chief Executive Jade Lewis discussing heat and building policy and what is needed for future policy.

Quotes from her speech: “A number of gaps still need to be addressed to help us realise the SEA’s vision. Our soon to be published report will set out these gaps in more detail and our recommendations for government.”

“Our vision will be achieved when all buildings are energy efficient, Net Zero carbon, warm and healthy. We need rapid up-take of innovation and most importantly, we need long-term policy and regulation.”

Lord Best