Community Energy Scotland holds international fuel poverty conference in Glasgow

Partick Burgh HallsAn international conference on local community energy solutions is due to take place in Glasgow next week.

The event  – on 5 and 6 November – will be held at Partick Burgh Halls when 150 delegates will hear from an international range of speakers on how to establish a direct, and local, energy connection between householders, communities and businesses.

Steven Watson, Corporate Manager, Community Energy Scotland – which is running the event – said that ‘ the impending energy crisis and disconnect between energy users and energy companies is clear for all to see.’

“The conference shows how this is being tackled in communities in Scotland, Canada, Denmark, Germany and the Faeroes. The future is in local energy economies, where the link between people and the power they need is becoming very strong”.

Greg Gaudet, from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada  – one of the international speakers – will show how linking locally-generated wind power – linked  with ‘clever’ storage heaters and hot water stores in homes – has re-established the link between local communities and the generation of energy they need to exist.

Also due to speak are Alyn Smith, an SNP Euro-MP,  Lars Jacobsen from Denmark and Werner Frohwitter from Germany.

For more information:  www.communityenergyscotland.org.uk

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