“An Energiewende for Wales”: A transformational and smarter energy future for Wales
Friday 2nd October 2015: 13.30 – 16.30
At Eversheds, 1, Callaghan Square, Cardiff.
13.30 Registration; tea and coffee
13.55 Keynote presentation – Alan Simpson: Writer, Campaigner and Advisor on transformational policies
14.40 Responses to the proposals:
– Chris Blake: Green Valleys and Community Energy Wales
– Iwan Walters: Partner, Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds
– Calvin Jones, Professor of Economics, Cardiff Business School
15.40 Panel Discussion, followed by Question and Answer Session.
£18 Delegate fee.
For bookings, please contact Felicity White, ICE Wales Cymru. E-mail Felicity.White@ice.org.uk or telephone (029) 2063 0563.
On line booking at https://www.ice.org.uk/events/an-energiewende-for-wales
RSCW is a network of six member professional institutions (CIH Cymru; ICE Wales-Cymru; LIW; RICS Wales; RSAW; and RTPI Cymru) which was esablished 11 years ago to support the delivery of integrated and sustainable regeneration in Wales. It supported the establishment of the Centre for Regeneration Excellence in Wales (CREW)
Regeneration Skills Collective Wales is extremely grateful to Eversheds for providing the venue for this event; and to ICE Wales-Cymru for administrative and organisational support
Alan was Member of Parliament for Nottingham South from 1992 to 2010. He was the architect of feed-in-tariff amendments in the Energy Act 2008 and left parliament in 2010 to concentrate on energy and climat policy. He is a supports the need for measures to combat the challenge of climate change, which embrace new approaches to local economic activity and community involement. In this context, he is a strong supporter of the Transition Towns movement. He works as a writer, campaigner and advisor on transformational policies. He is a founder member of the MOZES community energy co-op in Nottingham and of the (current) Iona solar school project and is a director of the Schools Energy Co-operative Ltd. He recently presented a scoping document ‘An Energiewende for Wales’ to the Assembly’s Environment and Sustainability Committee and accompanied Committee members to a short tour of German cities looking at transformational change through renewable energy initiatives.
He is one of the founding directors of The Green Valleys (Wales) CIC in 2009, and the Ashden award winning TGV Hydro, developing community micro hydro projects across Wales. He is also a founding Director of Community Energy Wales and is on the steering committee of the RENEW Wales programme supporting peer-to-peer learning in community sustainability. Closer to home he is also the Chair of Felin Talgarth Mill. He is a published author and part-time lecturer on business management and social enterprise.
Iwan is Partner, with responsibility for Clean Energy and Sustainability at Eversheds office in Cardiff. Since joining Eversheds, he has been very active with the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group advising on biomass, solar, wind and tidal energy projects. Iwan has extensive experience advising buyers and sellers in relation to onshore wind farm projects in England, Wales and Scotland. He has also advised clients in relation to many of the Round 2 and Round 3 offshore wind farm projects together with leading on Eversheds biomass and solar transactions. Iwan is a member of the Renewable UK Cymru Strategy Group.
Professor Calvin Jones:
Calvin Jones is a Professor of Economics at Cardiff Business School and a member of the Welsh Economy Research Unit. He holds a PhD in the Economics of Tourism and Major Sports Events, and has contributed to the development of a number of measurement approaches for sustainable development including Environmental Satellite Accounts, environmental impact assessment for events and carbon accounting for tourism. Recent research has focused on energy economics, including the regional economic impact of various renewables and of community energy. Calvin is a failed rock star and novelist. In 2012 he authored the black comedy short ‘A Million Years of Sunshine’ (https://vimeo.com/78415270)
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