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Energy Forum: Disbandment in current format

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A decision made 3 March 2023:

Decision Reference:  MD-ENV-2023-110


Subject: Disbandment of the Energy Forum in its current format


Report Title: Officer instruction: disbandment of Energy Forum in its current format



The Assistant Minister for the Environment (with delegated responsibility for Energy and Climate Change) is disbanding the forum in its current format as the current Terms of Reference are no longer applicable.

Reason for Decision(s):

The Ministerial Decision MD-PE-2014-0119 in 2014 established the Energy Forum in its current format and membership. The forum was originally set up to provide an opportunity for key stakeholders to input and advise against progress of the Pathway 2050 document. Since then, Jersey’s ambition on emissions reductions has evolved. The Climate Emergency was declared and the Carbon Neutral Strategy and, later, the Carbon Neutral Roadmap was approved by the States Assembly. The current Terms of Reference are therefore no longer applicable and the Assistant Minister for the Environment (with delegated responsibility for Energy and Climate Change) is disbanding the forum in its current format in order to re-establish it in a way that is most useful to Jersey’s decarbonisation agenda.

Resource Implications: There are no new financial and/or manpower implications.


Action Required: Department to take necessary action.




Signed By: Assistant Minister for the Environment

Date Signed:



Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):



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