Half-day Workshop: Transitioning Edinburgh to low carbon heat

31may9:30 am1:00 pmHalf-day Workshop: Transitioning Edinburgh to low carbon heatA half-day workshop to explore how Edinburgh and Lothian stakeholders can progress the transition to low carbon heating OrganiserTransition EdinburghEdinburgh Climate Change Institute, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ9:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & Talks,Workshop & TrainingThemeNetworking & Community Engagement,Transport & Infrastructure

Event Details

The workshop aims to bring together major stakeholders in the Edinburgh area including senior decision-makers and politicians. It is focused specifically at the city of Edinburgh and its wider city region. The aim is to bring key stakeholders together to discuss the need for a city-region-wide, coordinated plan and the structure needed to make this happen.

Should we try to set up a Statutory Enhanced Partnership as some are suggesting? Like many other local authorities CEC have set up an ESCo some years ago called ‘Energy for Edinburgh’ – but is this the right structure and how could it be developed? Should the supply of heat be a public or private service? Local communities need to be included in this debate – how do we ensure they have a voice?

Agenda (tbc)

9.30 Introduction and aims – Johanna Carrie, Clean Heat Edinburgh Forum

9.40 Understanding the context

  • Current low carbon heat transition plans for Scotland – Drew Murphy, Scottish Government Low Carbon Heat Team
  • Understanding the local context for Edinburgh – Prof Jan Webb (MBE), Co-Director UK Energy Research Centre, University of Edinburgh
  • Local Authority plans – Kyle Drummond, City of Edinburgh Council

10.30 Learning from UK examples

  • Aberdeen Heat & Power – Michael King, Director, Aberdeen Heat & Power
  • Midlothian Energy – Eoghan Maguire, Midlothian Energy Ltd
  • Leeds PIPES – tbc
  • Bristol Energy Network – tbc

11:30 Coffee break

11:45 Considering local governance options – Paul Moseley, Lawyer, Scottish Futures Trust Low Carbon Heat Team

12.00 Expert Panel Q&A inc. Sarah Boyack MSP

12.50 Next step / actions

13.00 Thanks and close




(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Edinburgh Climate Change Institute

High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ