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Promoting Energy Co-operatives in Scotland

October 16, 2017 @ 09:30 - 15:30

Free – £53.69

Promoting Energy Co-operatives in Scotland

A major conference and networking event on promoting energy co-operatives in Scotland and beyond.

FREE places for all energy and other co-operatives, community energy groups, NGOs, other community groups. Individual members of those groups are also welcome to book free places directly.

Limited number of paid places available for other organisations.


9.30 Coffee & registration

10.00 The growth of the energy co-operative movement in the UK and Scotland Paul Phare, Development Manager, Energy4All

10.30 Case Study 1: Edinburgh Solar Co-op Lesley Hinds, Chair of the Board of Edinburgh Solar Coop

11.00 The potential for the energy co-operative movement, and the future regulatory framework Andy Kerr, Executive Director, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) & Professor of Climate and Low Carbon Innovation, University of Edinburgh

11.30 Break for tea/coffee

11.45 New legislation on community empowerment and community planning – opportunities for community co-operatives Mark Lazarowicz, Advocate, former MP

12.15 Case Study 2: speaker on community hydro project (to be confirmed)

12.45 Lunch: opportunity for networking

13.40 Support for community energy in Scotland: current policy and future prospects

14.10 Future opportunities for co-operative energy across the UK: Vivian Woodell, Founder of The Phone Co-op; Board member of the Midcounties Co-operative (owner of ‘Co-operative Energy’).

15.00 Energy4All’s perspectives for support and development of the community energy co-operative movement Jim Lee, Project Officer, Energy4All

15.30 Close.


October 16, 2017
09:30 - 15:30
Free – £53.69
Event Category:


Public Policy Events


Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Infirmary Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1LT United Kingdom
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