CARES Conference 2016

Have you signed up for the CARES conference on 15 and 16 March? This event is for anyone interested in how communities can play a role in Scotland’s energy future – and even how you can play a role in your local community.

This year the conference will explore opportunities for involvement in innovative localised energy systems, building on the fantastic community energy projects delivered to date.

 

Chris Stark, Head of Energy Division at Scottish Government suggests attendance at the conference for relevant stakeholders, commenting:

“Localised energy is a key driver of the Scottish Government’s forthcoming energy strategy. The CARES conference is an important opportunity to provide an early steer on how we think about energy in the coming years- including generation, use and demand. We encourage attendance at the event to inform and shape the next step in Scotland’s energy future.”

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Community groups are welcome to attend the conference to hear new ideas on how local energy could work, to discuss opportunities and share thoughts. This is a chance to change the way we view energy, to think about the potential to democratise and localise our country’s resources to best meet community needs. The conference will also provide detailed workshops on achieving successful project delivery, and the opportunity for a site visit to Callander hydro. It is a challenging time for community energy, and the CARES conference will consider positive and feasible ways forward for the sector.

 

See the full two day programme at www.localenergyscotland.org/conference. Please note that registration for the CARES Conference is now closed.


The CARES conference is an important opportunity to provide an early steer on how we think about energy in the coming years- including generation, use and demand. We encourage attendance at the event to inform and shape the next step in Scotland’s energy future.