November, 2021

10nov12:00 am1:30 pmA local solution? Britain’s low-carbon, community energy12:00 am - 1:30 pm The Aspire Room, The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE Organiser: Bright Blue Theme:Climate Justice,Energy & Renewables,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

As the UK pursues a greener electricity grid, we explore the role that community energy can play in the transition to a low-carbon, smart energy system. This event looks at the economic and social benefits of community energy, what support is needed from government to help scale-up community energy, and whether NIMBYism is a barrier to the development of community energy projects.

Key speakers:

– The Rt Hon Simon Clarke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (invited)
– Brian Whittle MSP, Shadow Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform, Scottish Conservatives
– Patrick Allcorn, Head of Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
– Dr Afsheen Rashid MBE, Founding Director, Chief Executive Officer at Repowering London
– Dr Matthew Hanon, Senior Lecturer, Human Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde
– Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive, Power to Change
– Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive, Bright Blue (Chair)

Key questions:

– What role can community energy play in the transition to a low-carbon, smart energy system?
– Why should the future of energy be local?
– What policies and interventions are needed from government to support the scaling up of community energy projects across the UK?
– How can community energy be feasible without financial support from government?
– Is NIMBYism a barrier to the development of community energy projects?
– What are the wider economic and social benefits of community energy?

You do not need a conference pass to attend this event. You can just show up, but please register using this page.

Organiser

Bright Blue[email protected] Second Floor, 4-8 Ludgate Circus, London, EC4M 7LF

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