As part of ERP’s public engagement project a workshop was convened on 10th May 2013 to help inform the work. The workshop brought together a cross section of academics and public and private sector colleagues with a range of experiences in public engagement.
The purpose of the workshop was to:
- Consider the different types, levels and meanings of Public Engagement & how best to choose which engagement process(es) to use, with whom and when;
- Understand concerns and barriers around the (wider) use of Public Engagement regarding energy-related policies, projects or technologies and how these may be mitigated;
- Identify areas for further research or exploration around energy related policies, processes or technologies, where Public Engagement can add value and better informed choices;
- Actions, Evaluation & Way Forward
It was chaired by Ron Loveland and facilitated by Sciencewise, with Lord Jenkin of Roding providing the closing remarks. Details of the meeting, presentations and outcomes can be found below.
- Workshop presentations:
- Public Engagement Landscape & Typology, Graham Smith, Westminster University
- Transforming the UK Energy System: Public Values Attitudes & Acceptability, Cardiff University
- The NW Coast Grids Connection Project, Robert Powell, National Grid
- The Circular Economy, Joe Iles. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
- The Research Councils, Gavin Salisbury, EPSRC
- Milton Keynes Council, Jeremy Draper, Milton Keynes
- Public Engagement, An EU Perspective, Richard Adams, EESC
- Smart Meters, Adrian Evans, Energy UK
- Transport, Emissions & Electric Vehicles, John Screeton, DfT
- Short summary report of meeting.