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The UK’s Low Carbon Energy Policy: Evening Panel Discussion

  • Thursday, 25 May, 2017 - 18:00 to Thursday, 25 May, 2017 - 21:00
  • Smith & Williamson, Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NA
  • Bristol
  • Low Carbon South West
  • 0117 945 8730
  • Please arrive at 6.00pm for a roof terrace drinks reception (weather permitting) before the 6.30pm start at Smith & Williamson’s stunning fourth floor venue with views over Bristol’s skyline

    Evening Agenda

    6.00 Arrive to drinks reception

    6.30 Dave Mouncey, Partner for S&W introduces speakers and evening

    6.40 Initial statements from speakers

    7.05 Panel Discussion and Debate

    7.50 Open Q&A

    8.10 Formal close, followed by Networking & Drinks

    Smith & Williamson is a leading, independently owned, professional and financial services firm, they provide accountancy, investment management and tax services to private and corporate clients. Their Sustech Team is made up of dedicated individuals who have an excellent understanding of the issues in the clean technology and renewable energy sector and are able to apply this knowledge and experience when offering their services. The team’s expertise covers accounting, audit and assurance, carbon policy compliance, corporate finance, due diligence, tax compliance and efficiency.

    Low Carbon South West is a membership organisation and sector partnership between businesses, academia, investors, local authorities, and both regional and national agencies promoting the growth of the environmental sector and low carbon industries in the South and West of England. Our aim is to be the best environmental trade network in the UK.


Hosted by Smith & Williamson in partnership with Low Carbon South West.

In the last few years - with changes to incentives & tariffs, shifts in governmental focus, modified support packages, innovations in technology, uncertainty in large scale projects and a turbulent international environment - the landscape for low carbon energy has been tempestuous and not without controversy.

With a snap election called, a background of Brexit negotiations and the recent Metro Mayoral election for the West of England, the time is right to investigate what our energy industries need from our next government.

Focused on potential UK Energy Policy, join our panel of expert speakers representing each of the major low carbon energy sectors - wind, solar, tidal, nuclear and waste-to-energy - on Thursday 25th May 2017, to hear their views on the direction we should be taking to secure our energy future.


- Wind - Andrew Garrad CBE. Co-founder of Garrad Hassan (now part of DNV GL), - Andrew received a CBE for services to renewable energy in 2017
- Nuclear - Prof. Tom Scott, Director of the South West Nuclear Hub and Professor in Materials for the University of Bristol
- Solar - Steve Edwards of Skyfall Energy
- Tidal - Alan Dennis, lead structural engineer for Swansea Tidal Bay at Arup
- Waste to Energy - Nick Palmer, Director at DPS Global, modular and scaleable waste-to-energy specialists

This is the first in a short series of exclusive evening events by Low Carbon South West in partnership with Smith & Williamson investigating the most pressing issues and upcoming developments affecting low carbon industries.

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