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Scotland’s First Minister to launch All-Energy/Dcarbonise virtual summit

By Calum MacLeod

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressing a previous All-Energy conference.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressing a previous All-Energy conference.

The All-Energy & Dcarbonise Virtual Summit will open next week with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon giving an introduction to its opening webinar.

Taking the topic of Scotland's Green Recovery, this will be the first of eight webinars being held between Tuesday Novemver 3 and Thursday November 5.

The virtual summit acts as a replacement to the usual face-to-face event, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, organised by Reed Exhibitions. This was originally postponed from May to September and then to November.

Registration for individual webinars is athttps://forum.all-energy.co.uk/category/webinars/upcoming-webinars/

“It is obviously an exceptionally busy time for the First Minister, and we are extraordinarily grateful to her for giving time to deliver this introduction,” the event’s project director and webinar creator Judith Patten explained.

“In addition to the First Minister, the 90-minute webinar sponsored by the Scottish Government and ScottishPower, brings together experts who will share their thoughts on steps needed to steer a recovery that drives vital new economic activity, accelerates our transition to net zero and strengthens our resilience to the impacts of climate change after the pandemic wanes. Each will look at a crucial angle.

“Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower will consider it from a major utility/renewables developer point of view; Tracy Black, director of CBI Scotland, will reflect on jobs and skills; who better to look at the role of engineers than Professor Sir Jim McDonald, pPresident of the Royal Academy of Engineering? Angus McCrone, chief editor, BloombergNEF will consider the state of the energy economy and the role of a major city will be addressed by Councillor Susan Aitken, the leader of Glasgow City Council. Not surprisingly, registrations for this session are coming in thick and fast."

Other webinar topics at the All-Energy Virtual Summit will be Speed and Scale: The Race to Hydrogen, also on November 3, and The Path to Net Zero and COP26, UKRI’s Path to Net Zero: Investing for Impact, and The Climate Emergency and Planning: have we got the balance right?, on November 4.

The Dcarbonise element will begin on Thursday, November 5 with a keynote address by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scotland’s minister for energy, connectivity and the islands before a webinar on energy efficiency and followed by a look at energy efficiency solutions and future developments, before the final session looks to the next steps in decarbonising transport.

The first 18 All-Energy/Dcarbonise webinars, which have taken place since May, have attracted 11,740 registrations which have converted to 7664 unique viewers who have either attended on the day or watched on-demand.

All can be found at https://forum.all-energy.co.uk/category/webinars/

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