Chris Skidmore to speak at InstallerSHOW 2024

Chris Skidmore, the author of the Mission Zero report, will be speaking at this year’s InstallerSHOW in the elemental Arena.

The show is back at the NEC in Birmingham this year, running from 25 to 27 June, with 10 content streams including the elemental Arena, covering both domestic and non-domestic buildings, as well as kitchens and bathrooms, solar energy, smart buildings and the electrification of heat.

The full programme is available here.

The elemental Arena is new for 2024 and will be a space where our audience hear from industry leaders in a range of panel discussions, keynote talks, Q&As and interactive seminars. This theatre will be expertly facilitated by Philippa Forrester and Samira Ahmed.

Chris Skidmore will be appearing on the opening day, 25 June, talking about what we as a country need to get to net zero, alongside industry experts such as BEAMA’s CEO, Yselkla Farmer.

Skidmore’s Mission Zero report makes 129 recommendations covering areas including the greater role that business can be supported to play, making better use of infrastructure and delivering more energy-efficient homes.

In the report, he said:

We should be proud of the lead the UK has taken in tackling climate change, having exceeded expectations so far in our race to net zero emissions by 2050. As essential as that is environmentally, it also puts us at an economic advantage globally.

We lead in areas including clean technologies, science, manufacturing and green finance – areas that, if managed right, can lead to new jobs and strong economic growth.

In developing this report, we have engaged with communities, economists and climate experts from across the country through more than 50 roundtables and 1800 submissions – all of which have led to the Mission Zero findings.

My recommendations are designed to make the most of this historic opportunity, covering the length and breadth of our economy, so that people in every part of the country can reap the benefits of this both in their communities, and in their pockets.

Since the report was published, Skidmore resigned from parliament over Rishi Sunak’s bill to allow new oil and gas licences to be issued. In his resignation statement he said:
This bill would in effect allow more frequent new oil and gas licences and the increased production of new fossil fuels in the North Sea.

I can also no longer condone nor continue to support a government that is committed to a course of action that I know is wrong and will cause future harm. To fail to act, rather than merely speak out, is to tolerate a status quo that cannot be sustained. I am therefore resigning my party whip and instead intend to be free from any party-political allegiance.

InstallerSHOW opens at 10am on Tuesday 25th June, running 10am-5pm on 25th and 26th and 10am-4pm on 27th. It is free to attend, including parking. Register for FREE tickets here: