Top law firm takes headline sponsorship at UK renewable energy event in Glasgow

Clare Foster
Clare Foster

Law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn is supporting the All-Energy UK conference in Glasgow this year as headline sponsor for the second year running.

Billed as the UK’s largest renewable energy event, All-Energy returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on 4-5 May.

The event moved from Aberdeen last year to address concerns about availability and price of hotel accommodation in the Granite City and over the lack of space at city conference venues. A record-breaking attending of more than 8,000 people visited the event in Glasgow last year.

 With extensive experience advising key industry players across the spectrum of renewable energy projects, members of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s 90-plus strong Energy and Natural Resources team will feature strongly in this year’s seminar and conference programme.

Clare Foster, partner and Head of Clean Energy Projects at the firm, commented: “All-Energy’s conference and seminar programme has something for everyone and is a fantastic platform for us to showcase expertise from across our firm.

“I, along with a number of my colleagues, am looking forward to being part of the impressive speaker line-up and exchanging views with others immersed in the sector.”

 Over the past 18 months, Clare has worked with Green Investment Bank (GIB) to develop and deploy their Green Loan, a low, fixed-rate financial arrangement, designed to finance public sector energy efficiency projects.

Following in the footsteps of pathfinder projects in Glasgow and Southend-on-Sea, Clare’s team most recently advised GIB in relation to its latest Green Loan to Stirling Council, the third council in the UK to take out a GIB Green Loan to replace its inefficient and costly lighting estate with modern, energy efficient lighting.

 Her experience makes Clare the ideal choice to chair each of All-Energy’s “Sustainable cities – a year on from All-Energy 2015;how green are we?”  sessionsShe will be joined by a variety of speakers who are active in the sector including Iain Watson, Director at Green Investment Bank (GIB) and her colleague, Craig Nicolson, a solicitor at Shepherd and Wedderburn, in delivering topical presentations focused on the public and private sector.

A schedule of Shepherd and Wedderburn speakers at All-Energy 2016 can be found here.


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