Energy Transition Conference 2018
The Energy Transition: Top Down v. Grassroots
DATE: 19th October 2018
TIME: 12.30 – 5pm
Venue: Level 1 Galleries, The Arnolfini, Bristol, BS1 4QA
As part of People’s Day of Green Great Britain week, Bristol Energy Network and Bristol City Council Energy Service hosted a conference in Bristol. The conference explored how taking control of energy has helped communities respond to local challenges and deliver social and economic benefits to their neighbourhoods. 10 years on from the Climate Change Act, we focussed on how communities, organisations and local authorities can work together more effectively to tackle fuel poverty and climate change.
We hosted a range of speakers to showcase the best community and local energy case studies in the South-West and from energy companies, local authorities, and national policy makers and influencers. Please click on the links below for the speakers slides that were displayed at the conference:
- David Tudgey (Bristol Energy Network) 1.1-Dave-Tudgey Video Link to talk
- Aistair Macpherson (Plymouth Energy Company) 1.2-Alistair-Macpherson Video Link to talk
- Peter Capener (Bath & West Community Energy) 1.3-Peter-Capener Video Link to talk
- Jodie Giles (REGEN SW) 1.4-Jodie-Giles Video Link to talk
- Paul Hassan (Locality) 1.5-Paul-Hassan Video Link to talk
- MP Claire Perry (Minister of State for Energy & Clean Growth 1.6-Claire-Perry Video Link to talk
- Hayley Ash (Bristol City Council Innovations Team) and Lorna Edwards (Bristol City Council Energy Service) 2.1 Lorna & Hayley Video Link to talk
- Simon Proctor (Bristol Energy Ltd) 2.2-Simon-Proctor Video Link to talk
- Rachel Coxcoon (Centre for Sustainable Energy) 2.3-Rachel-Coxcoon Video Link to talk
- Polly Billington (UK100) 2.4 Polly Billington Video Link to talk
- Patrick Allcorn (Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) 2.5-Patrick-Allcorn Video Link to talk
- Will Walker (Power to Change) 2.6-Will-Walker Video Link to talk
More information about the speakers themselves can be found here.
The whole conference can be see on YouTube here.
If you came along to the conference, but did not fill in an evaluation form, we would really love to hear from you about what you thought about the conference and what change(s) it has inspired you to make, either at home or through work. The survey can be filled in here.
This event was jointly hosted by Bristol City Council and Bristol Energy Network; sponsored by Power to Change, Bristol Energy Ltd and supported by Community Energy England and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).