Industry leaders and senior political figures will come together at the Heat Conference in London on Thursday 15th November to confirm the importance of transforming the way we generate and create heat if the UK is to meet its carbon targets.

The Conference, hosted by the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) and the Energy Institute, places heat on the agenda of policy makers and industry decision makers at the highest level. Ed Davey, secretary of state for energy and climate change, and Lord Deben, chair of the Climate Change Committee, will be addressing the conference – full programme details can be found at

Graham Meeks, director of the Combined Heat and Power Association, said, “Heat accounts for nearly half of the UK’s energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. The Heat Conference is the stage for debate about how our systems need to adapt to achieve our environmental, economic and social goals.

Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI, president of the Energy Institute, said, “Getting our approach to heat right is essential to achieve the country’s climate change goals and to maintain affordability of energy use and hence our competitiveness as a country. The Energy Institute is pleased to harness the considerable skills and knowledge of its industry and individual members to tackle this challenge.”

Prices start from £95 for public sector representatives; discounted prices are available to members of the Combined Heat and Power Association and the Energy Institute and to charities.

The Heat Conference 2012 will be held at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG on Thursday 15th November.

If you are interested in the future of our energy system, you can book your place at the Heat Conference 2012 on