Events

RTPI NW Planning for Renewable Energy: A Change in the Climate

- 16:30
Date: - 16:30
Organiser: RTPI North West
Location: Great John Street Hotel, Manchester M3 4FD
Email: beverley.watson@rtpi.org.uk
Phone: Bev Watson: 0161 604 7799

Renewable energy projects in the UK have seen great growth in recent years, but with recent changes by National Government to guidance and subsidies, will the renewable energy sector continue to grow strongly or will the changes result in a slow-down to the sector’s growth?

This event will consider the growing need for renewable energy developments, how the Government’s changes may impact on the types of renewable energy projects being developed, and look at examples of renewable energy projects in the North West.

Introduction to the focus of energy development in the UK Angus Walker, BDB

Project Example: Scout Moor Wind Farm – a consultancy perspective Peter Rowe, Turley

Project Example: Scout Moor Wind Farm – a LPA perspective Rebecca Coley, Trafford Council (formerly Rochdale Council)

Implications on solar farm developments Guy Maxfield, Indigo Planning

Nuclear Power Krishanthi Carfrae, NuGen

Shale Gas Matthew Shepard, Turley

Community energy schemes Richard Halsey, Energy Systems Catapult

Chairman: Amy Longmore, Turley

Programme

9.30am      Registration & refreshments

10.00am    Welcome and Introduction by the Chair Amy Longmore, Turley              

10.10am     Introduction to the focus of energy development in the UK Angus Walker, BDB

10.40am     Project Example: Scout Moor Wind Farm – a consultancy perspective Peter Rowe, Turley

11.10am     Coffee break

11.40am     Project Example: Scout Moor Wind Farm – a LPA perspective Rebecca Coley, Trafford Council (formerly Rochdale Council)

12.10pm     Implications on solar farm developments Guy Maxfield, Indigo Planning

12.40pm     Q&A

1.00pm       Lunch

2.00pm      Nuclear Power Krishanthi Carfrae (NuGen)

2.30pm       Shale Gas Matthew Shepard, Turley

3.00 pm      Tea break

3.30 pm      Community energy schemes Richard Halsey (Energy Systems Catapult)

4.00 pm      Q&A

4.30 pm       Close

Aim: To update planners on the issues affecting some areas of the renewable energy sector in England and to learn about emerging renewable and low-carbon energy developments in England

By attending this event planners should be able to:

  • Recognise the issues affecting the growth of some areas of the renewable energy sector
  • Compare and contrast renewable energy projects in the North West
  • Recognise the communication and negotiation skills used by both local authority and private sector planners in the delivery of the Scout Moor Wind Farm project
  • Develop an understanding of emerging low carbon and renewable energy developments in England

Click here to book on the RTPI website

RTPI members: £95 +VAT (£114)

Non-RTPI members: £100 +VAT (£120)

Retired RTPI members: £47.50 +VAT (£57)

Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses: £30 +VAT (£36)

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