SCOTLAND’S RENEWABLE FUTURE
We asked – and you spoke – about your Big 3 Scottish renewable energy wishes in the run-up to Scotland’s Renewable Future conference.
Here are some of your replies.
Investment into battery storage for domestic use
- That the Highlands is recognised as key development area for renewables comensurate with the production of renewable energy from the area
- Nationalisation of the distribution network to enable effective investment in our future energy distribution
- Use of renewable generation income to tackle affordable warmth
- 1 GW of installed tidal capacityThat universities would do more renewables R&D
- A rapid scale-up in uptake of renewable heat technologies, recognising that a massive proportion of our energy use is in the form of heat. We have made comparatively little progress in this area compared to renewable electricity
- We wish Westminster would devolve energy policy to the Scottish Government
- For the rest of the UK to follow in Scotland’s footsteps
- Build policy around 65-70% new flexible nuclear, and the remainder CCGT.
- That nuclear generation be regarded as renewable
- Expanding and improving the use of forestry and forest products for renewable energy generation
We’ll be publishing more of YOUR Scottish renewable energy wishes in the near future. And we’ll also include a selection in the Question Time debate, as well as sending a report from Scotland’s Renewable Future to the new Scottish Energy Minister and also to Amber Rudd, British Energy Minister (who was invited to attend the conference)
The Scotland’s Renewable Future conference is so-named because it’ll be doing just that:
* Focussing on the future at home, and abroad
* Focussing on the future in wind, wave, tidal and solar energies
* Focussing on the ‘big picture’ things that we need to do to de-carbonise heat and transport – the ‘next big things’
Which is why the invited speakers have been selected for their ability to foresee (if not actually fore-cast) the future.
The program is still being finalised but you can see sessions and confirmed speakers so far, below.
If you wish to be part of SCOTLAND’S RENEWABLE FUTURE – and to receive updates on confirmed speakers – consider following us on Twitter or joining our mailing list.
|09:00am – 09:30am||Registration and Networking|
|09:30am – 09:45am||Andy Kerr, Director of Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Welcome & Introduction
|09:45 – 10:15||Ian Marchant, Chairman of Wood Group
Keynote Address – The Tale of Two Futures
|10:15am – 10:45am||Neil Kermode, Managing Director of European Marine Energy Centre
|10:45am – 11:00am||Refreshments & Networking|
|11:00am – 11:30am||TBC|
|11:30am – Noon||Prof. Stuart Haszeldine, Director of Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage
|Noon – 12:30pm||TBC|
|12:30pm – 1:00pm||Networking Lunch & Refreshments|
|1:00pm – 1:30pm||Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive of Energy UK
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Neil Douglas, Natural Power
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||TBC|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Refreshments & Networking|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||TBC|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||Jon Cape, Managing Director of iPower
Solar’s Role in Scotland’s Renewable Future
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||‘Question Time’ Debate, Chaired by Jeremy Peat|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||Networking Drinks Reception|
Meanwhile, great MPs’ minds are also thinking alike. Members of the House of Commons’ Energy Committee are asking the industry and members of the public alike for their ‘top three wishes’ for innovations that could ‘transform the future UK energy sector’.
As a first step in its inquiry into ‘disruptive technologies’, the Energy and Climate Change Committee of MPs is seeking answers to a single question:
“Which innovations have the greatest potential to revolutionise energy markets, and why?” Please refer to no more than three.
The deadline for submissions is 3 May 2016. To send a written submission to MPs: Send a written submission to the Energy revolution inquiry