The meeting brought together around 100 energy professionals from academia, business, the public sector, and nongovernmental organisations to discuss governance challenges and solutions for achieving a sustainable, secure, and affordable British energy system. The organisers approached this from a wide range of expertise including policy, law, regulation, energy provision, energy efficiency and behavioural change. The day began with a plenary in which four speakers introduced the topic. This was followed by breakout sessions to cover six themes:
- Technologies and investment
- Behaviour and lifestyles
- Local governance
- Institutions, decision making, and legitimacy
- International governance issues
- Business, new entrants, and new practices
During a closing plenary five speakers reflected on the key messages fromthe meeting.