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At this meeting Charles Hendry will be speaking about his recently published review of tidal lagoons, commissioned by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd in May 2016. Charles has looked at how tidal lagoons would help meet our energy priorities – security of supply, decarbonisation, UK economic opportunities/jobs and affordability. He has concluded that there would be ‘no regrets’ in moving forward with a pathfinder project at Swansea and in order to develop a wider fleet of tidal lagoons, the Government should prepare a National Policy Statement and create a Tidal Power Authority.
Charles Hendry was Conservative Member of Parliament for Wealden from 2001-2015 and was Minister of State for Energy from May 2010 until September 2012. He was previously the Conservative Party’s spokesman on energy issues, from 2005-2010, holding the portfolio for longer than any other spokesman.
He has recently concluded the Hendry Review of Tidal Lagoons on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
On leaving Ministerial office, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed him as his Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, a role he continued until leaving Parliament in 2015. He is Commissioner of the UK Pavilion at Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan on the theme of Future Energy.
Since leaving Ministerial office, he has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh Business School, as President of the British Institute of Energy Economics, and as Patron of the Nuclear Institute.
He works extensively across the energy and trade sectors.
Charles was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he received an Honours Degree in Business Studies. He is a University Regent and also an Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute.
The meeting is being co-hosted by The Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College. The Lecture will be held in Lecture Room 3 of the Imperial College Business School, on the Imperial College South Kensington Campus. Location 17 on the Imperial College Map
The event is on the third floor of the Imperial College Business School . The room is best found by entering the College via the main entrance on Exhibition Road (near buildings 17 and 36). The entrance to the Business School is in the far right hand corner of the lobby, once inside just take the elevator to the third floor and to the lecture theatre.