Wednesday, 21 May 2014 19:40

Greenpeace’s Doug Parr confirmed for The Renewables Event

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The Renewables Event, the UK’s only dedicated exhibition and conference for the generation of onsite renewable energy, today announces its conference programme. Headline speakers taking part in the 2014 free conference include Doug Parr, chief scientist and policy director of Greenpeace, Caroline Holman, operational carbon strategy manager, CSR, Jaguar Land Rover, and Mike Gandy, head of onsite renewables at the Renewable Energy Association.

The event will take place at the NEC, Birmingham from 16 to 17 September, co-located alongside The Energy Event, The Water Event and RWM in association with CIWM.

Now in its third year, The Renewables Event is looking forward to welcoming more than 7,000 visitors who will network and do business with 50 plus exhibitors, as well as attend over 15 free CPD-accredited seminars on renewable technology. Exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services in renewable energy include Siemens Financial, Solarsense, Total Gas and Power, Viesmann and Econergy.

Sarah Porter, divisional director for Environment at i2i Events Group, said: “With so many recent government announcements in changes to the incentive schemes and with rapid technological changes in renewable technologies, The Renewables Event is the place to get up to speed. Aimed at individuals working for large organisations investigating onsite renewable energy, the free conference and exhibition provides access to the most inspirational thinkers in green energy. It also offers insight and learning from recent examples of renewable energy projects, as well as access to some of the best renewable products and services available today.”

Conference programme

The Renewables Event provides access to information, products and real-life case studies on all renewable technologies covering wind, biomass, geothermal, solar PV and solar thermal energy. It’s aimed at those working in large organisations with a remit in procurement, environment, facilities management or energy.

This year’s free conference will welcome more than 25 industry expert speakers across a range of seminars, with the sessions to be chaired again by Rob Holdway, director at Giraffe Innovations, a low carbon design and environment management firm.

Doug Parr, chief scientist and policy director at Greenpeace will deliver a speech exploring the relationship between renewables, technology and business, with a focus on the future of the renewables landscape.

Paul Crewe, head of sustainability, engineering, energy and environment for Sainsbury’s will offer practical insights from the supermarket’s experience in diversifying energy sources and how to bring renewables into the mix.

Microgeneration is one of the key themes set to be explored in this year’s seminar programme and Richard Southgate, group procurement director of Bernard MatthewsFarms Limited, will explore his experience with onsite renewables, including wind, solar and biomass boilers.

Other practical case studies include renewable technologies used by the London Fire Brigade and a geographical focus on the city of Bristol, which was named the UK’s leading green city and the European Commission’s European Green Capital for 2015. This presentation will consider the collaborative approach between communities and businesses in developing the renewable energy landscape, with speakers including Martin Bigg, chair, Bristol Green Capital Partnership andRichard Lowe, the Renewable Energy Project coordinator for Bristol City Council.

Other topics set to be explored in 2014 include a progress update on theRenewable Energy Roadmap, opportunities available under the Renewable Heat Incentive, using anaerobic digestion for business and creative strategies for securing renewable investment.

For more information and to register for your free ticket to The Renewables Event, visit You can also keep up to date with the latest news and opinions about the exhibition by following @i2iEnergy on Twitter. If you’re interested in exhibiting, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to get involved in the conference please contact programme director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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About The Renewables Event (

The Renewables Event takes place at the NEC Birmingham over two days on 16 and 17 September 2014. It’s the UK’s only event focused solely on onsite renewable energy generation solutions for business and public sector energy users. The event includes a series of more than 25 free CPD certified seminars providing practical advice and case studies for onsite renewable energy generation, alongside an exhibition showing the latest technologies, products and services for renewable energies. Register for free entry at

About the i2i environment portfolio of events

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Four events are co-located at the NEC Birmingham from 16 to 17 September, which form the i2i environment portfolio of events. They include The Energy Event, The Renewables Event, The Water Event and RWM in partnership with CIWM.

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