Meeting Note
2pm, Wednesday 9th March 2022 – Teams
Will Bridgman Warren Services
Simon Burckitt Aviva
Ali Clabburn Liftshare
Ellen Goodwin New Anglia LEP
Lorraine Gore Norfolk Climate Change Partnership
Nikos Savvas West Suffolk College
David Walton (for Jill Korwin) Suffolk Climate Change, Energy & Environment Board
In attendance:
Darryl Newport University of Suffolk
Naresh Pandit University of East Anglia
Richard Riley Element Energy
Dave Robson King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council
Dayle Bayliss Dayle Bayliss Ltd.
Genevieve Christie First Light Festival
Nigel Davies Muntons
Andrew Lovett University of East Anglia
Pete Joyner New Anglia LEP
Jill Korwin Suffolk Climate Change, Energy & Environment Board
Johan Neethling Rainbird
Julia Pyke EDF
Johnathan Reynolds New Anglia LEP
Candy Richards Federation of Small Businesses
Lisa Roberts New Anglia LEP
1. Welcome and introductions
Due to the high number of apologies the meeting agreed a less formal structure that covered
items 5 and 6 only. Items 3 and 4 will be picked up at a future date – yet to be determined.
Any elements that can be picked up in the meantime will be.
2. Conflicts of Interest
Conflict of interest forms are still to be completed by some members of the Taskforce.
3. Minutes and matters arising
To be agreed at a future meeting.
4. Defining the ambition and its delivery
Norfolk and Suffolk Clean Growth
To be discussed at a future meeting.
ACTION – elements that can pursued ahead of our next meeting to be picked up by the
relevant sub-groups
5. Alternative Fuel Strategy
Richard Riley of Element Energy presented the work of the Alternative Fuel Strategy to the
ACTION – share presentation
Members of the Decarbonising Transport sub-group made the following observations about
how the Strategy was just the start of the transport decarbonation journey and where we
ought to go next in terms of thinking:
The criticality of national as well as local policy – how can we influence this?
The development of an ambitious but deliverable ambition that is based on data
The need to think much more broadly about behaviour change (technology will not be
the sole solution) and how we influence it as many of even the more ambitious
scenarios still do not reflect the opportunity
Lifetime emissions must be considered alongside tailpipe
Consideration of a ‘just transition’
ACTION – Ellen to circulate draft Board paper for comment
6. Barriers to Decarbonisation Research
Professor Darryl Newport of the University of Suffolk and Professor Naresh Pandit of the
University of East Anglia attended to lead a focus group on sectoral barriers to
decarbonisation – a strand of work being pursued by the UK Government’s Community
Renewal Fund project entitled the Road to Net Zero Business Support Programme.
They posed 2 key questions:
What have you done to decarbonise your business?
What do you see as the key barriers to business and are these sectoral or relevant to
the broader economy?
Taskforce observations included:
Measurement is critical – need to understand various scopes and how they’re made
up in order to affect change
Easy to make the business case and influence others with compelling story,
especially when motivated and passionate about wider influences
Not always a logical process but direction of travel and a collaborative approach
Changes can cost nothing – investments can be made in order to offset further or
indeed become carbon positive
Being ahead of the industry can however be significantly more expensive
7. AOB