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