All-Energy 2015, the UK's largest renewable and sustainable energy exhibition and conference (SECC, Glasgow, 6-7 May 2015), most certainly has some interesting answers for those organisations eager to become more energy efficient. Nearly 120 of the major exhibition's 450+ exhibitors have joined the ‘Energy Efficiency Trail' enabling visitors to track them and their exhibits down easily by means either of printed trail maps or by using the newly launched All-Energy App.
All-Energy 2015, the UK's largest renewable and sustainable energy exhibition and conference (SECC, Glasgow, 6-7 May 2015), most certainly has some interesting answers for those organisations eager to become more energy efficient.
Nearly 120 of the major exhibition's 450+ exhibitors have joined the ‘Energy Efficiency Trail' enabling visitors to track them and their exhibits down easily by means either of printed trail maps or by using the newly launched All-Energy App.
Conference presentations in the dedicated Business Energy Efficiency 90-minute session on Wednesday 6 May, are complemented by 25 quick fire presentations on Thursday 7 May in the Business Energy Efficiency Quick Fire Seminar theatre (10:30-15:40) - nine of them are case histories from large and small organisations; and immediately after the lunchtime ‘how did they do it' session the Carbon Trust's specialist staff will be available for 1-2-1 advice sessions in the ‘Share Fair' area on the exhibition show floor.
Like all elements of All-Energy, the conference and quick fire sessions are free to attend, registration is at www.all-energy.co.uk/registration; and a host of information is available on the show's website at www.all-energy.co.uk as well as on the newly launched ‘Plan your Day' All-Energy App, which enables you to plan your time at the show. You can download it from the App Store or Google Play.
Down to detail
The conference session on 6 May is something of a scene setter, chaired by John Forbes, Manager, Business and Supply Chain team, Scotland, Energy Saving Trust, the 90-minute session features five highly knowledgeable speakers:
• Buy it better, use it better and generate it yourself - Ian Burrow, Head of Agriculture and Renewable Energy, RBS
• ESOS: worth its weight in gold - Myles McCarthy, Director of Implementation at The Carbon Trust
• Home energy efficiency programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) - Angus Macleod, Head of HEEPS Unit, Scottish Government
• The business of energy productivity - Ragne Low, Programme Manager, ClimateXChange, ECCI
• International spillover and rebound effects from increased energy efficiency in Germany - Karen Turner, Professor and Director of the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde
The quick fire programme in the Business Energy Efficiency Seminar Theatre (7 May) lives up to its name with its 27 presentations encompassing funding and finance; innovation; and a range of technical solutions; and even a late entry ‘Driving energy efficiency globally: the G20 Energy Efficiency Action plan and financing accelerated action' - and the case histories, under the heading ‘How did they do it and what can I learn from their experience?'
The first three case histories will be presented by means of an introduction to the Scottish Government funded Resource Efficient Scotland - Green Network for Businesses, and features presentations by Film City Glasgow; Managed IT Experts Ltd; and Bright Green Hydrogen (10:30-11:10);
Then at lunchtime between 12:15 and 13:45 there will be presentations by Stagecoach, National Library of Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, University of St Andrews, University of Edinburgh, and the Scottish Government on the energy efficiency steps they have all taken. Following their presentations, some of which will also involve The Carbon Trust, the Trust's experts will move to the ‘Share Fair' area on the exhibition show floor to hold 1-2-1 meetings with those eager to ensure their businesses take equally positive steps. Again, the advice sessions are as free as the rest of the component parts of All-Energy
That's not all
Other highly relevant conference sessions include: ‘Funding for distributed generation and energy efficiency projects', being run in association with Cleantech Investor (6 May); ‘Acceleration of energy efficiency in Scotland and funding innovations' (7 May), which includes three speakers from the UK Green Investment Bank, as well as input from the Scottish Futures Trust; Scottish Investment Bank and from the chair, Clare Foster, Partner, at Shepherd and Wedderburn.
And in the ‘Meet the Buyers' Share Fair (6 May), and again in the quick fire Business Energy Efficiency seminar programme (7 May), Mark Smith of UK Trade and Investment will be highlighting the fact that energy efficiency measures are as vital as onsite renewable solutions for the global mining industry which uses c3% of the world's energy to crush rock, highlighting a business opportunity waiting to be grasped!
Networking is vital
Networking plays an important role at All-Energy; and at 18:00hrs on Wednesday 6 May visitors and exhibitors will be led by piper Iain Todd across the river from the SECC to the Glasgow Science Centre where Glasgow City Council will host the Civic Receptions, and All-Energy the rest of the networking evening where exhibits can be tired out, and new contacts made in a relaxed atmosphere.
Supporters and sponsors
Shepherd & Wedderburn is sponsoring all the conference and seminar theatres on the showfloor (offshore wind, sustainable cities, and the quick fire seminar theatres); ScottishPower Renewables is sponsoring registration and the banners around Glasgow; Centrica is sponsoring the bags, Gaia Wind the visitor badges and Café, and Element Power is once again sponsoring The Power Club and its executive lounge for those responsible for the management and development of new renewable projects. The hydropower trail is sponsored by the British Hydropower Association and the onshore wind one by Ecocel Renewables.
All-Energy is held in association with UK Trade & Investment, the Renewable Energy Association, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with the Society for Underwater Technology as its Learned Society Patron, and supported by over 30 government departments, professional bodies, learned societies and trade associations.
Admission to the major exhibition, the multi-stream conference, and Giant Networking Evening is free of charge to all with a business/ professional interest in renewable energy, and business energy efficiency, there is no admission to anyone under the age of 16.
Further information on all aspects of All-Energy, including registration, travel and accommodation is available from www.all-energy.co.uk
All-Energy 2014, the fourteenth to be held in Aberdeen, saw total attendance of 6,875; 450 exhibiting companies from 19 countries; and over 400 speakers taking part in 95+ hours of conference and seminar sessions.