A major conference and networking event on promoting energy co-operatives in Scotland and beyond. Organised by Public Policy Events, with support from Energy4All and Scotmid Co-operative.
Held on 16th October 2017, topics and speakers were as follows:
The growth of the energy co-operative movement in the UK and Scotland Paul Phare, Development Manager, Energy4All
Case Study 1: Edinburgh Solar Co-op Lesley Hinds, Chair of the Board of Edinburgh Solar Coop
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
New legislation on community empowerment and community planning – opportunities for community co-operatives Mark Lazarowicz, Advocate, former MP
Case Study 2: Harlaw Hydro – a pioneering energy co-op Lynn Molleson
Support for community energy in Scotland: current policy and future prospects Gillian Wilson, Head of Development, Community Energy Scotland
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’).
Energy4All’s perspectives for support and development of the community energy co-operative movement Jim Lee, Project Officer, Energy4All