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27 days ago

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM ALL-ENERGY 2024!

Industry Insights

Did you attend All-Energy Glasgow 2024?

 

The LSP Team were lucky enough to attend, and be apart of the event which had 360 speakers during the main conference, addressing every form of renewable energy applicable in the UK, to grid and networks modernisation and expansion and the hydrogen transition to energy storage

 

The events two day program looks at offshore wind; hydrogen and energy storage; community and local energy; future talent with success stories and inspirational thoughts on skills and training; and heat, built environment and transport decarbonisation (with a theater for each of the three topics); and research and innovation.

 

 “The Hydrogen showcase is always like an Aladdin’s cave of fascinating exhibits. One fascinating area is going to be PlusZero’s simulated building site showing how hydrogen can increasingly be used in that environment. Moving away from hydrogen to tidal power, Orbital Marine Power will exhibit the latest model of its device; and wave power developer CorPower will showcase a quarter-scale buoy and will also have a VR set available where visitors “can go inside the wave energy converter to better understand how it works as well as how it will be serviced and maintained”. 

Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director, RX Global which owns and organises the two events.

 


 

Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Energy, Màiri McAllan told the All Energy conference in Glasgow she is "determined" to deliver a stable policy and regulatory environment for the renewables industry.

Opening the two-day event, she said "Scotland is fast becoming a renewables powerhouse", and insisted newly installed First Minister John Swinney will place a "resolute focus" on net zero and economic growth opportunities in his policies.

 

Holyrood’s energy chief offered a "personal commitment" to working with industry in "harnessing the enormous potential in front of us in this quite unique moment of opportunity".

"It is abundantly clear that the future of the global economy is green" and it is the job of government and industry to ensure Scotland "derives the greatest possible benefits” from the energy transition, McAllan said.

Holyrood’s Energy Strategy and Just Transition plan will be published this summer, and a Green Industrial Strategy will be published "in the coming weeks", she added.

"Its key function will be setting out with absolute clarity the primary investable propositions in Scotland’s energy sector", delivering a "clear and unambiguous statement of intent" for attracting investment, she said.

McAllan added: "We know we need to create the right conditions for investment to flow, and this absolutely requires collaboration.

"It also requires a stable regulatory regime, speeding up of planning and consenting, and faster progress on grid connection.

"I am determined to pursue this in concert with my government colleagues."

McAllan’s address was initially interrupted by protestors in the audience who criticised her government for recently ditching its 2030 climate targets and "cosying up to the oil industry".

Other speakers in the opening conference session were interrupted separately, including a pre-recorded video recording from UK Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho, which was inaudible due to the disturbance.