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Focus on net-zero approach as All-Energy and Dcarbonise conferences in Glasgow open for registration

By John Davidson

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, at All-Energy 2019.
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, at All-Energy 2019.

A duo of conference events being held in Glasgow in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference will focus on the pathway to net-zero.

The 20th All-Energy showcase and its sister event, Dcarbonise, which take place on May 13 and 14, are now open for registration.

Jonathan Heastie, portfolio director, energy, marine and rotorcraft at Reed Exhibitions, which owns and organises the duo of events, said: “Being held just six months before the United Nations' COP26 Climate Change Conference, and at the same venue, our duo of events will point the way with the emphasis on the pathway to net-zero emissions.

“All-Energy focuses on its renewable power heritage with a large exhibition hall packed with innovative solutions for the challenges facing every sort of renewable energy development at home and overseas.

“Dcarbonise, with its strap line ‘a carbon-neutral future starts here’, is Scotland’s only dedicated event for low-carbon built environment and transport solutions. Sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland, it is aligned to the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland programme.

“Dcarbonise focuses on the solutions and advice needed to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and generating low-carbon heat. Naturally, low-carbon transport is also under the Dcarbonise banner, with a display of low-carbon vehicles and smart transport technologies, including an ‘arrive and drive’ facility where visitors can test drive low-carbon vehicles.”

At last year's event, almost 8000 people attended over the two days, with keynote speeches from Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.

Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse was among those who attended last year's events.
Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse was among those who attended last year's events.

The 2020 All-Energy conference will feature sessions on all forms of renewable energy – including on and offshore wind; solar; marine renewable energy; bioenergy; and hydropower – as well as energy systems, hydrogen, the grid, energy storage, finance and funding, and community and local energy.

Energy efficiency in the built environment, low-carbon heat, low-carbon transport, smart and sustainable cities, decarbonisation of industry including carbon capture and storage and ‘the net-zero challenge’ all appear under the Dcarbonise conference umbrella.

Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation will play a key part in both events and throughout the conference.

The full conference programmes for both events are due to be launched in early March. For more information visit www.all-energy.co.uk and www.dcarbonise.com

Low-carbon transport features at Dcarbonise.
Low-carbon transport features at Dcarbonise.

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