Events

Listings of events which may be of interest

London Community Energy Fortnight Events

August 2016: Community Energy Fortnight starts on September the 3rd, kicking off with a major conference in Oxford. A wide number of events are taking place across the country – including a good number in London, links to which are listed below:

Further events may come forward – check the main CEF website for further details.

Energy for London will helping at an event on 8 September with Community Energy England, Repowering London and 10:10 – initiating work for the launch of a new hub for community energy groups in London – Community Energy London.  If you’re working on a community energy project, exploring a potential opportunity, or simply want to find out more information on the community energy sector in London, do come along!

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Community Energy in London – Question Time

October 2015: Planned first get together of all London’s community energy groups!
Where – City Hall.
When – Thursday 12 November 6 – 9pm. More info here.
Energy for London is helping organise – and looking forward to see there:

and also Merton Power, Vauxhall Power, Streatham Power…and more!

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Resilience to climate change: who pays (and who benefits)?

October 2015: A Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Royal Geographical Society event taking place on the evening of 17 November 2015 exploring community resilience and adaptation to climate change. Chairing the event will be Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager, Climate Change Adaptation, Greater London Authority (and lead on the Mayor’s London Climate Change Adaptation Strategy). Full details on how to register are posted here.

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An invitation to the UK’s most Energy Efficient School Building

May 2014: Interesting news that the UK’s most energy efficiency school building is in Barnet, and was recently awarded winner in the ‘Non Domestic’ building category at the 2014 GreenBuild awards. Grasvenor Avenue Infant School is based on a modular building Schoolhaus design by UK Energy Partners (UKEP), which – as this ENDS case study sets out – was inspired by the James Review, which recommended standardised design and modern off-site building methods for schools. A standardised off-site construction processes enables big cuts in embodied carbon emissions in the production and supply chain and delivers a combined energy use and cost savings of 80% compared with traditional school buildings with a passive index-linked revenue from the integrated solar PV roof.

UKEP are organising a tour of the building on 29 and 30 May. Full details on how to register for a tour on UKEP’s website here.

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Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference

April 2013:  The UK  Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference is being held at City Hall by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Defra, the Transport KTN, Cleaner Air for London, the LowCVP and the ADBA on 5 June 2013. Free to attend, the conference will bring together 120 professionals from the AD industry, local authorities, government departments and agencies, supermarkets, fleet operators and those interested in the development of biomethane for transport to discuss a wide range of issues. Full details here.

The Mayor has recently stated that London as yet does not operate any biomethane buses, and highlighted the biomethane filling station in Camden, where he states that he is looking at the potential to increase the use of bio-methane and other low emission alternative fuels in London’s transport sector and would like other boroughs and organisations to install and promote clean alternative fuels and refuelling stations, such as what is being provided in Camden.” More on Camden’s York Way Compressed biomethane gas refuelling station here.

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District Heating: The New Energy Utility

March 2013:  DECC launched its Heat Strategy at the March 2012 CHPA District Heating conference (see the DECC press release here). The Strategy highlights that up to 50% of buildings could be connected to heat networks by 2050. DECC are due to publish their policies and actions related to the Heat Strategy later this month and hence it’s timely that the CHPA are holding a follow up conference – District Heating: The New Energy Utility – on Friday 22 March 2013, where the keynote speaker will be David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Strategy and Policy at DECC.

Other sessions on the day will also include updates on the following issues:

  • The CHPA’s ‘Big Offer’, presented to DECC in November 2012, which lists out a series of measures that Government could take to boost the number and size of district heating schemes.
  • Finance is a key issue for district heating and there will be a session on how sources could expand with the industry in future.
  • On how Scotland is backing district heating through several government initiatives working to develop projects.
  • Information on an emerging  customer protection scheme for domestic customers on district heating.

The conference will take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London WC2. Places are free to attend but limited, so if you wish to attend please  book early by emailing brian.mcguire@chpa.co.uk

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Green Deal training for Landlords

February 2013: Future Climate are undertaking training seminars for landlords on the Green Deal and ECO which “will help you understand how you can make the most of this new financing in keeping your properties up to date.”
Dates, times and venues for training
Monday 18 February 2013 – 9.30am to 12.30pm &1.30pm to 4.30pm – London Borough of Camden
Tuesday 19 February 2013 – 9.30am to 12.30pm – London Borough of Camden
Wednesday 20 February 2013 – 9.30am to 12.30pm and1.30pm to 4.30pm – London Borough of Camden
Thursday 21 February 2013 9.30am to 12.30pm – London Borough of Hackney
Monday 25 February 2013 9.30am to 12.30pm – London Borough of Camden

Full details on Future Climate’s website. The project is funded under DECC’s Green Deal Pioneer Places Fund.

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Heat Conference 2012

November 2012:  Conference organised jointly by the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) and the Energy Institute (EI) on Thursday 15th November 2012 at the Royal Society.
Heat accounts for nearly half of the UK’s energy use and associated CO2 emissions. To meet the UK’s target to cut 80% of greenhouse gas emissions based on 1990 levels by 2050, major cuts in heat-related emissions will be required alongside those in the power sector. All this in the context of rising costs, investment constraints and the need to deliver affordability to the consumer.
Full details at www.heatconference.co.uk. London local authorities can get a reduced ticket price to the conference by putting in the following promotional code when booking – ‘energyforlondon’.
Details of the Government’s forthcoming Heat Strategy, due for launch in March 2013, here.

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The 40 per cent symposium

October 2012:Buildings account for over 40 per cent of the UK’s CO2 emissions – a figure that needs to fall to almost zero by 2050. The 40 Percent Symposium is the key event for the commercial property sector and is a must-attend for all senior executives looking to manage the impact and realise the value of sustainability in their property portfolios.” The event takes place at RIBA on 28 November 2012. Full information provided at:  www.40percentsymposium.com

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CHP in Universities – Free Seminar

September 2012: The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) and the Carbon Trust are running a free seminar for university and higher education energy managers to discuss the benefits and practicalities involved in CHP, district heating and trigeneration technologies. The all day event will be held on 5 October 2012 at  SOAS,  University of London, Russell Square, London , WC1H 0XG. Full details on the event and how to book here.

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Renewables Roadshow hits Wembley

September 2012: The Renewables Roadshow will be at Wembley Stadium on 3 October 2012 and features a large number of energy efficiency and renewable energy company products and exhibitors. Apply for free tickets at renewables-roadshow.co.uk. The showguide can be downloaded here [16MB document].

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Visit a Superhome

September 2012: SuperHomes are open once again to the public to visit in  on the weekend of 22 and 23 September 2012 . SuperHomes are older properties renovated by their owners to reduce carbon emissions by at least 60%. These include Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and more modern properties. As the Superhomes website says “Attending an open day is a great way to get a relaxed touch and feel experience of what it means to live with green technologies in a dramatically improved older home like this.  It is also a chance to speak to a homeowner with first hand experience of both the benefits and challenges of a major refurbishment project.”

Links to homes available to book to visit in London are provided below:
Camberwell
Belsize Park
Bertram Street, Camden
Chester Road, Camden (22nd only)
St Augustine’s Road, Camden (23rd only)
Hanwell
Muswell Hill
Kingston (22nd only)
Kingston upon Thames, and
Lewisham (23rd only)

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