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!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Join us!

First post of the new year, 2012. The Youth Advisory Panel achieved a great deal in 2011. We responded to consultations on the Feed in Tariffs, Bioenergy and the Green Deal. We learnt about different technologies such as Smart Meters and CCS. Members accompanied Ministerial visits, and took part in debates.

It was a good year.

But now we are into a new year, and we want YOU to be part of our Panel. Joining the Panel gives you the opportunity to take part in a range of discussions with teams at the Department, as well as the odd opportunity that crops up through our networks. Plus, you will be working with some exceptionally passionate and talented young people, and connecting with them and their wider organisational links.

If you are interested, please complete and return the application form by 2nd February 2012 - link here. Otherwise, email elizabeth@think2050.org if you have any problems with the form, or any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Chair of the YAP