The Renewables Event, the UK’s exhibition and conference for onsite renewable energy generation, has announced that Mike Landy, Head of Onsite Renewables at the Renewable Energy Association will join its speaker lineup.
Landy is one of 80 expert speakers taking part in this year’s two-day conference programme (CPD accredited and free), which focuses on the latest renewables technology, legislation and advice for businesses looking to create their own onsite renewable energy. It takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 10 to 11 September 2013 – free tickets and more information are available at
Other not to be missed speakers at this year’s The Renewables Event include TV presenter, Ethical Awards judge and environmental reporter for The Guardian, Lucy Siegle (10 September, 11.30), in addition to Head of Environment at Nestle, Inder Poonaji who will deliver an insightful case study presentation focusing on the role renewables take within Nestlé’s broader sustainability strategy (10 September, 14.00).
Other speakers from leading organisations include Ben Norbury, Climate Change Advisor to The Cooperative who will explore how The Cooperative is using onsite wind energy to meet renewable electricity generation targets (10 September, 15.30). Norbury’s other projects include commissioning work on the environmental and renewables policy impacts of shale gas and investigating the potential for carbon offset projects.
Furthermore, Patrick Begg, Rural Enterprises Director at the National Trust, will look at how renewables underpin the National Trust’s conservation policy (11 September, 11.45am). Begg’s talk will explore how the Trust is working to meet targets of generating 50 per cent of the Trust’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, including their  £3.5 million investment in five pilot projects across the UK, including hydro, biomass and heat pumps.
From the government’s perspective, visitors will hear from Michael Rutter, Head of Renewable Energy Delivery in the Office of Renewable Energy Deployment (ORED) in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Rutter will present an overview of the Renewable Energy Roadmap, including progress achieved to date and the role of key renewable technologies in greening the grid.
All seminars in the Re:Word Theatre at The Renewables Event will be chaired by Rob Holdway, Director at Giraffe Innovation. He will also oversee a round table discussion looking at the different merits for onsite renewable technologies, including solar, Micro wind, anaerobic digestion and combined heat and power.
Jamie Cook, event manager at The Renewables Event (an i2i Event) said: “The Renewables Event will help everyone from the private and public sector better understand the latest government incentives and legislative changes to support their progression towards onsite renewable energy generation. In addition to the expert knowledge on tap, the event will also provide a useful networking space with industry leaders and the opportunity to see the latest products and services for renewable energy generation in the exhibition area.”
For more information and to register for a free ticket to The Renewables Event, visit Tickets will also provide free access to co-located events The Energy Event, The (new) Water Event and RWM in association with CIWM, providing a range of resources and information for visitors with a wider sustainability role.