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Energy Efficiency Driving Innovation and Growth: A UK Perspective

Governments are planning their strategies to meet the ambitious targets set at intergovernmental climate change agreements. The UK has targeted 34% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and a massive 80% reduction by 2050. Energy efficiency is expected by play a key role, both in meeting targets and in driving innovation.  How realistic is this plan?
Gregory Barker was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle in his native Sussex in June 2001. He served on the House of Commons Environmental Audit select committee between 2001 and 2005. He was appointed to the Opposition Front Bench as a Conservative whip in 2003 and the Shadow Minister for Climate Change & Environment in December 2005. He led the passage of the Climate Change Bill through the House of Commons in 2008, and was a key author of the Conservative Party's 'Low Carbon Economy' green paper in January 2009. In October 2008, he was promoted to Shadow Climate Change minister in the new Shadow Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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Luncheon and Programme: 12 Noon
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This program is co-sponsored with the American Jewish Committee, the British Consulate General in Houston, and the Houston Diplomatic Energy Forum Initiative.
Speaker The Honorable Gregory Barker

UK Member of Parliment



Organizer Emily Bruxvoort


Mon, May 7, 2012
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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