The Energy Transition:

Top Down v. Grassroots

 

1pm Welcome: Councillor Kye Dudd: Cabinet Member with responsibility for Energy, Waste and Regulatory Services for Bristol City Council


Introduction to conference: Caroline Bird: Chair of Bristol Energy Network


1.15-2.40 Session 1: How grassroots energy projects can tackle climate change and empower communities to support the energy transition

David Tudgey: Bristol Energy Network

Alistair Macpherson: Plymouth Energy Company (PEC)

Peter Capener: Bath & West Community Energy

Jodie Giles: REGEN SW

Paul Hassan: Locality

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Followed by interactive panel questions and discussion with Zakiya McKenzie (UJIMA)


3pm Key note speaker


3.15-4.50 Session 2: How local authorities, energy companies, funders and government policy can enable grassroots community energy initiatives

Lorna Edwards & Hayley Ash: Bristol City Council

Simon Proctor: Bristol Energy Ltd

Rachel Coxcoon: Centre for Sustainable Energy

Polly Billington: UK100

Patrick Allcorn: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Will Walker: Power to Change

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Followed by interactive panel questions and discussion with Roger Griffith (UJIMA)


This conference is followed by the Community Energy Awards at the same venue from 6pm, with food provided from 5.30pm.


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