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Whatever Happens in the Referendum, Renewables Matter so Join the Real Debate.

Posted: 11th August 2014

ecoConnectGlasgow-based ecoConnect may be keeping quiet on what we think should happen on 18 September but we are creating a lot of noise about renewables and the low carbon sector – now we want you to help us turn up the volume.

As a community, energy is a key issue – our usage is going up and how we meet demand and create security is a constant challenge.

The answers to how we meet our future energy needs and create economic growth without compromising sustainability can’t be left in the hands of the politicians whose debating skills might be up for question (if we can even watch them that is) – the issues around wind turbines, district heating, energy efficiency and how to best use our resources belong in the hands of the people who work in the industry and those who live with the consequences. That’s us.

So yes this is a plug – ecoConnect organises a monthly programme of expert-led debates into all aspects of the renewables sector (all details on the website at www.ecoconnect.org.uk) but it’s also a plea…

Decisions on how we govern ourselves are important – decisions on how we manage our future energy needs are crucial. Get in the room, join the discussion and tell the experts what you want – debate isn’t just confined to the people at the top.

Even Better…Chamber members get a 20% discount against the admission charge on any of our Edinburgh/Glasgow forums. Just use the discount code ecco5324 below to register for any or all of the events below:

21 August   Scottish Onshore Wind: Is the Success Story Sustainable? 

9 September  District Heating: The Power Behind Scotland’s Low Carbon Future?

23 October  CHP &The Technolgies Powering Energy Efficiency

11 November Business & the Circular Economy with Zero Waste Scotland

Events  begin with an expert panel  and audience discussion and finish with a networking reception; all sessions run fromfrom 5-8pm.

For more information contact Lakvinder.dhillon@ecoconnect.org.uk

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