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Oct 10, 2023 37 tweets 6 min read
Looking forward to what should be a highly topical panel on how a Labour government will address the housing crisis #NSLabour23 #Lab23 First, shadow Housing Minister @mtpennycook repeats Starmer’s message that a Labour government will build new homes to “give Britain its future back”. Notes that previous Govts of all colours have failed to grasp the challenge of homebuilding #Lab23
Oct 10, 2023 30 tweets 5 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting panel on how to improve connectivity and get more people online #Lab23 Image First @FrontierEcon’s Gillian Paul talks through data highlighting the #DigitalDivide in terms of access to internet. Let’s while 9m working age people are eligible for social tarrif, 11% of eligible individuals live in households “possibly too poor” to afford it #Lab23
Oct 10, 2023 36 tweets 6 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting conversation on how Labour’s industrial strategy and how it would deliver both growth & Net Zero #Lab23 First @JeevunSandher gives a potted history of industrial growth since the 1980s. Notes that it has been heavily focused on major cities and growing the number of graduate/white collar jobs #Lab23
Oct 9, 2023 33 tweets 5 min read
Looking forward to this @OEUK_/@NSLiveEvents panel on how a Labour Govt could facilitate a homegrown energy transition #NSLPC23 #Lab23 Image First @LabourSJ describes her portfolio as being in the “sweet spot” between encouraging economic growth as well as decarbonising and achieving Net Zero #Lab23
Oct 9, 2023 39 tweets 6 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting session on how the UK could make the most of the economic opportunities of Net Zero #NSLabour23 #Lab23 First, @OVOEnergy CEO Raman Bhatia welcomes the progress made in decarbonising the energy grid. However, he argues in recent years, progress has stalled #Lab23
Oct 9, 2023 46 tweets 7 min read
Looking forward to what should be an informative panel discussion on how a Labour Govt would deliver on its mission to make 🇬🇧 a clean energy superpower #Lab23 First @gemmatetlow opens by giving a brief overview of the scale of the challenge to decarbonise the grid. Notes this will require joined up thinking from local & national govt as well as regulators & industry #Lab23
Oct 8, 2023 35 tweets 5 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion on how the UK could build the world’s first smart people-centred green energy system #FutureOfBritain #Lab23 First @CentreNetZero’s Lucy Yu sets out what a “smart people-centred green energy system is”. She explains that UK’s energy system is increasingly becoming smarter & more data rich #Lab23
Oct 8, 2023 42 tweets 7 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion on why Labour should “embrace YIMBYism” ahead of the next election #Lab23
Image First speaker @AndrewHWestern welcomes the fact that, ahead of the next election, the Labour Leadership is beginning to talk “openly and honestly” about the #HousingCrisis. Says it is ultimately a supply issue, so we need to “simply build new homes” #Lab23
Oct 8, 2023 31 tweets 5 min read
Looking forward to what should be a topical debate on the future of #SolarPower in the energy transition #Lab23 First @chrisjhewett sets out the potential for solar power - noting that solar is now the cheapest form of renewable energy, and that, globally, there is going to be more investment in solar tech than oil production #Lab23
Sep 25, 2023 39 tweets 6 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting panel discussion on how engineering can help contribute to Net Zero #EngineeringZero #LDConf
Image First Dame Dawn Childs opens by giving a potted history of the National Engineering Policy Centre, and highlights how Engineering offers “the technical expertise & the systems-based approach” to deliver on Net Zero #LDConf
Sep 25, 2023 17 tweets 3 min read
At a @centricaplc event looking at security and Net Zero #LDConf Image Panellists discuss that the Uk was formally a world leader in #RenewableEnergy, particularly on offshore wind. However, subsequent government policies have led to this position stating to slip #LDConf
Sep 24, 2023 38 tweets 6 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting @PFpolicy/#VistryGroup fringe event, exploring how developers & local authorities can better work together to deliver on local housing, infrastructure & placemaking #LFConf Image First, Lib Dem Housing Spokesperson @HelenMorganMP opens the panel, saying she had been “horrified” as a local MP over the amount of casework she receives relating to inappropriate housing #LDConf
May 24, 2023 38 tweets 15 min read
Looking forward to what should be an informative @APPGwater discussion on surface water management, and how we can improve our flood risk management and river health #APPGWater Image Helen Wakeham from @EnvAgency speaks on the challenges currently facing the water sector - notes that storm overflows are currently "dominating the conversation", which means that other work is currently being overlooked #APPGWater
May 19, 2023 45 tweets 19 min read
A little late to the party, but catching up on this webinar to read the runes of the recent local elections & see what the results mean for urban Britain #LocalElections Jennings also highlights that this was Labour's best electoral performance for some time, even compared to the 2013 peak. However, Jennings notes that our Parliamentary geography has changed since 1990s, so harder for Labour to get a majority in Westminster now #LocalElections Image
May 18, 2023 34 tweets 15 min read
Looking forward to an interesting @granthamcsf/@FestOfDebate on the pros and cons of giving over much-coveted urban land to green & blue spaces #FestOfDebate23 Image First @ThomasSiddall1 & @BethanyLeake introduce the panellists. Leake highlights the timeliness of the debate and the fact the panellists will be approaching from different disciplines (health, economics, urban planning) #FestOfDebate23
May 18, 2023 26 tweets 13 min read
Looking forward to hearing more about the work of the 900 Park Friends Groups are doing across London to help preserve the capital's green spaces & increase community access and participation #CPRELondon First @ClaptonAlice opens by giving a potted history of CPRE London's work with Friends of Parks groups across London and its Friends of Parks network #CPRELondon
Apr 25, 2023 33 tweets 16 min read
Looking forward to what should be a very interesting @APPGwater "In Conversation" event with @Ofwat's @OfwatChiefExec David Black #APPGWater Image First @LizTwistMP opens by saying that this event is happening at a challenging moment for the #Water sector. @OfwatChiefExec agrees, then gives a potted overview of Ofwat & says Ofwat has a "positive role" to play in meeting these challenges #APPGWater
Mar 30, 2023 29 tweets 14 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting update on how the latest political developments will affect #charities & what steps charities can take to make accountability real #BSCharities First @cecilegillard opens on making Charity Accountability real - noting that it is the Trustees responsibility to ensure there is a culture of transparency with a working culture that has a "default to openness" #BSCharities Image
Mar 7, 2023 30 tweets 13 min read
Looking forward to what should be a timely debate on whether our failure to recruit & operationalise diverse talent is an underlying root cause of slow growth & whether more diverse workforces are more productive ones #LSEtii First @claire_l_crawf says explains that there is a growing body of evidence to show greater diversity helps to improve productivity at all levels (eg women on boards). However, not all evidence suggests diverse workforces are automatically more productive ones #LSEtii
Feb 23, 2023 44 tweets 18 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting debate on the transition to Net Zero, and what role Water Conservators & Livery Companies can play in achieving those goals #CombustionTransition Image The speaker @atkinsglobal's Prof Simon Spooner opens his presentation by saying that the current debate around climate change "focuses too much on the symptoms not the cause" (e.g. rising temperatures rather than over-reliance on combustion) #CombustionTransition
Feb 23, 2023 48 tweets 21 min read
Looking forward to what should be an interesting debate on the importance of prioritising prevention in our policymaking #BuildingResilience In her opening statement @JoBibbyTHF highlights the timeliness of today's webinar, observing that the impact of health inequalities in the UK has been an "almost daily" subject in the media headlines #BuildingResilience