Local energy systems in the UK – taking stock and looking forward

Thursday 22 September 2016 - 09:30 to 17:30

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation - High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh are hosting this interdisciplinary event to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to take stock of the current state of practice and knowledge of local energy systems in the UK, and look forward to the key challenges and opportunities for the future.

The event will address the following three questions:

  • What is a ‘local energy system’ and how is this being enacted in practice across the UK?
  • What evidence is there that local energy systems can, and will, deliver the social, economic and environmental benefits expected of them?
  • What conditions and innovations are required to realise the potential of local energy systems?

Speakers include: Prof. Gordon Walker (University of Lancaster); Simon Roberts OBE (Centre for Sustainable Energy, Bristol); Chris Morris (Local Energy Scotland).  Full programme of speakers to be announced shortly.

The event is free to attend.