You are invited to attend a community energy conference for the public sector and communities; exploring how we can encourage and capitalise on the fast paced growth of the community energy sector throughout the UK, to harness and expand this growth in the North.
The event will take place on the 26th February, 10.00 – 16.00 (registration from 9.30) at Friends Meeting House, Manchester and lunch will be provided. As part of the event we will be looking to explore:
- Opportunity – exploring the potential for community energy in the north. Highlighting the multiple benefits this can bring, not just lowering carbon, but bringing social change and levering investment into renewable energy infrastructure.
- Challenges – examining the issues and challenges, are they different from the south, if so, how and why?
- Co-operation and networks – the key to success in community energy is partnerships, collaboration and co-operation.
- Support – working together to make it happen, delivering the full potential of community energy together.
There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking including a facilitated workshop session.
The event is to being organised by a core team, including Friends Of the Earth, Community Energy England, 10:10, GMCVO, CLASP, Manchester- A Certain Future, Greater Manchester for Community Renewables CBS, My Green Investment CIC.
Please note that this event is free to attend and is aimed at representatives from voluntary/community organisations, local authorities, social enterprise, central government and other public bodies. (A no show charge of £25 (+VAT) will be charged if the place is cancelled within 48 hours of the event.)
You can find out more in the invitation attached, and you can book your place at: https://powering-up-north.eventbrite.co.uk