Welcome to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)'s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP)'s blog. The DECC YAP is a group of young people aged between 15 and 25 from all over the UK, with a wide-range of backgrounds, from academia to activism.
Our aim is to inform everyone and anyone about DECC's activities and likewise to help DECC understand and take into account the concerns of young people. We are a medium of consultancy and conversation. Much of our work looks at finding a 'Pathway to 2050', reviewing how energy with be supplied and used in the next four decades, so follow us and join us on the journey!
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Report Launch: Reflections From A Visitor
As someone who has never experienced the DECC before I was initially nervous about coming to the report launch as I had no idea what to expect. When I entered the room it was great to have the opportunity to talk to so many interesting people who do so much work that is beneficial for our environment. The report presentation was very insightful and fills me with hope for the future. I am sure that it will provide inspiration needed to get the young people of Britain more involved in the decision making process for energy. Recently the protests against the University cuts have been widely covered throughout the country and i hope that this passion for the protection of our futures that people have shown can be channeled into environmentalism as well. This is a definite indicator of many great things to come!