Thousands expected to attend largest UK renewables conference in Aberdeen

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Thousands of visitors are expected to attend All-Energy 2014, the UK’s largest renewables conference and exhibition next month.

The event – which is free of charge to visitors – is being held in Aberdeen from May 21-22.

Last year, more than 7,500 people from 48 countries around the world attend All-Energy.

All elements of All-Energy are free to attend for all with a business/ professional interest in renewables and business energy efficiency. Major events and conference ‘attractions’ include a  plenary session featuring both Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael, MP, and Fergus Ewing, MSP, the Scottish Energy Minister.

Also speaking at the conference are Rob Cormie, Group Operations Director, UK Green Investment Bank and Angela Knight, CBE, Chief Executive, Energy UK.

Later in the day Fergus Ewing will debate the energy outcome of the Scottish independence referendum with Tom Greatrex MP, UK Shadow Minister of Energy.

Speakers in the second day plenary session on 22 May include Peter Boyd, Chief Operating Officer of the Carbon War Room, the global nonprofit, founded by Sir Richard Branson and a team of like-minded entrepreneurs, that accelerates the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale and advance the low-carbon economy. The organisation focuses on solutions that can be realised using proven technologies under current policy landscapes.

Throughout the two days of the show more than 300 speakers will delve into all sectors making up the renewables industry and discuss and debate the key issues whether technological – a whole 105-minute session is devoted to floating wind; or the equally important ‘building blocks’ of policy (including EMR and CfD), grid, finance and funding, and skills.

Eight technical parallel streams will run on both days, as well as the All-Energy Share Fair which aims to help stakeholders understand where they stand in the supply chain and how to attract business.

“Under so many of the subject headings we have what I can only describe as a true ‘dream team’, said All-Energy’s co-creator Judith Patten who organises the conference.

“In our carbon capture and storage sessions for example we have presentations on the White Rose, Peterhead and Teesside projects; our energy storage duo of sessions point the way to what the renewables industry sees as the ‘holy grail’ and our wave and tidal and onshore and offshore wind sessions provide superb updates on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry from scene setting presentations by key stakeholders to technological break-throughs.

“We’ve also an interesting programme of associated events taking place the day before All-Energy opens encompassing onshore wind, wave and tidal (the Atlantic Power Cluster involving 17 Atlantic areas), underwater noise, and root cause analysis.”

Attendance at All-Energy now also counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for members of the IET, Energy Institute, and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

The list of exhibitors can be found at www.all-energy.co.uk, as can free online registration for the two day event.

Scottish Energy News is a Media Partner to the 2014 All-Energy conference.

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