#AskUsAnything: Building back better

Event Date: 12/06/2020 11:00 am

Our latest #AskUsAnything online show focussed on the role utilties can play in ensuring the green recovery is at the heart of the post-pandemic economic recovery. Questions from Utility Week readers were tackled by Tony Cocker, chair of Affinity Water and director at SSE, Nick Ellins, chief executive of the Energy & Utility Skills group and Clementine Cowton, external affairs director at Octopus Energy. You can listen to it on demand now.

As lockdown measures begin to lift across the UK and the economy gears back into action, there has been much talk of the role the green recovery will play in the fightback.

Senior figures across the utilities sector have already highlighted the role the industry can play in providing employment opportunities and stimulating economic growth throughout the 2020s. But how can the sector ensure it is seen – by the public and government – as a key player in any recovery package?

Our expert panel discussed this topic and questions from Utility Week readers on how we can Build Back Better, in our latest #AskUsAnything online show, in association with Talend.

The panel consisted of: Tony Cocker, chair of Affinity Water and a director at SSE; Nick Ellins, chief executive of the Energy and Utilities Skills group, and Clementine Cowton, director of external affairs at Octopus Energy.