The wait is over… the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference; and the co-located Dcarbonise which concentrates on low carbon heat, energy efficiency and low carbon transport open tomorrow.
With over 500 speakers, 250 exhibiting companies and expecting total attendance of some 7,000 the scene is set for two busy and stimulating at Glasgow’s SEC on 15 and 16 May.
Free registration for all with relevant business/professional interests – which range from offshore wind developers (and those involved with all forms of renewable energy development) to landlords eager to meet statutory energy efficiency targets by 1 April 2020; and from those keen to learn about low emission vehicles to decarbonising industry and finance and funding – more at www.all-energy.co.uk
Recent events have made this a particularly topical event:
- Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg’s visit to London (and her activities at home in Stockholm and elsewhere)
- The CCC Net Zero report on greenhouse gas emissions with a target of 2050 for the UK and 2045 for Scotland
- The UK Parliament becoming the first in the world to vote to declare an ‘environmental and climate emergency’
- Scotland’s First Minister’s declaration of a ‘climate emergency’ at the SNP conference and the fact that by 2 May amendments to Scotland’s Climate Change Bill had been lodged to set a legally binding target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 at the latest, with Scotland becoming carbon neutral by 2040
- Edinburgh joining the Open Streets movement with certain roads closed on the first Sunday of every month
- Last week the Scottish government dropped controversial plans to cut its taxes on aviation ..
- The UK set yet another recent record for generating electricity without using any coal
- What’s next?
Following the Civic welcome by The Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow, the day 1 opening session of All-Energy and Dcarbonise features keynote addresses by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland; Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower; Chris Stark, CEO of the Committee on Climate Change; Councillor Susan Aitken, the Leader of Glasgow City Council; and Professor Karen Turner, Director, Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde and Just Transition Commissioner, who will speak on ‘Beyond climate change mitigation: The role of low carbon initiatives in growing jobs and the economy’.
The Day 2 plenary session starts with ‘Meet the Minister’ featuring a keynote address and Q&A session by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands. Then hydrogen will be the focus of attention with an hour’s discussion on “Why might the hydrogen economy finally have its day?“ Then once again there is a rich diet of conference sessions; and busy show floor theatres in action.
The full ‘what’s on when’ grid at www.all-energy.co.uk (head to ‘conference’ and ‘conference grid’ on the pulldown menu) provides an overview of the entire conference and seminar programme with each session/stream having its own dedicated pages including biographies of speakers
The full exhibitor list and ‘what’s on’ (homing in on many features of the two shows) can be found at www.all-energy.co.uk; and www.dcarbonise.com.
Shepherd and Wedderburn is All-Energy’s headline sponsor (other All-Energy sponsors include ScottishPower, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, Black & Veatch, Natural Power, Shell, Dieselec Thistle Generators, and Schneider Electric). All-Energy is supported by a long list of trade associations, government departments, professional bodies and learned societies, and is held in association with the Renewable Energy Association; Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Scottish Enterprise; Innovate UK; Sustainable Glasgow; and the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with Glasgow as its Host City, and the Society for Underwater Technology as Learned Society Patron.
Dcarbonise is sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland, with E.ON as its seminar theatre sponsor.
Full information on the exhibition, conference, Civic Reception and Giant Networking Evening, accommodation and travel is available on the show’s website at www.all-energy.co.uk and www.dcarbonise.com
Caption: Crowded aisles in a busy exhibition, and a sense of business being done are very much the order of the day at All-Energy
Notes to Editors:
Press registration is at: https://all-energy-2019-press.reg.buzz/
All-Energy, the history: All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy and clean growth exhibition and conference has been held annually since 2001; the first SUMS was held in 2017. The first 14 All-Energy events were held in Aberdeen; the show moved to Glasgow in 2015. Dcarbonise, sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland is being held for the first time in 2019 – it features low carbon heat, energy efficiency and low carbon transport.