Laura Sandys: Former Chair of the Energy Data Taskforce

Laura Sandys: Former Chair of the Energy Data Taskforce

Harnessing the power of energy data: accelerating to net-zero

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In our webinar “Harnessing the power of energy data: accelerating to net-zero” on 14th January 2021, Laura Sandys, Non-Executive Director, SGN & Energy Systems Catapult delivered a discussion on the vision for modern, digitalised energy data.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Laura had to say about using energy data in the drive towards net-zero.

Laura Sandys, Non-Executive Director, SGN & Energy System Catapult

Laura is currently a Senior Independent Director at SGN Ltd; Chair of the Government’s Energy Data Taskforce; Chair of the Food Foundation; and Co-Chair of the IPPR Environment and Justice Commission. She runs the Reshaping Regulation Programme with Imperial College and Energy Systems Catapult and was a member of Government’s Cost of Energy Review chaired by Prof Dieter Helm.

She is an advocate of the low carbon economy, promoter of increasing demand reduction policies and innovator in food systems policies.

Laura is a former chair of the European Movement UK and former Conservative Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament for South Thanet between 2010 and 2015. Before Parliament, Laura founded and sold two companies advising energy and regulated businesses. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to UK energy policy as chair of the Energy Data Taskforce.

What will I learn about?

  • How could better energy data satisfy both households and industry?
  • What policies and regulations are needed to support innovative data-based solutions to provide new services?
  • How can we ensure these innovations benefit diverse consumers, and protect everyone against emerging risks?
  • And more

For an insight into Laura’s discussion, please download the below slides:

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