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Lewes 2030 - Powering Our Communities Conference

Danny Stevens

Friday, 25 September 2015 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Lewes 2030 - Powering Our Communities Conference

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General Admission: Includes FREE entry, lunch and refreshments to ensure that as many communities as possible can enjoy access.
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Community Energy South's third annual Powering our Communities conference comes to Lewes on 25th September 2015.
As part of Community Energy Fortnight, the conference will bring together communities from across the south east to share ideas and develop a 2030 vision for locally-owned renewable energy.
Featuring a programme of some of the country's leading community energy experts and policy makers, the conference will examine the challenges that lie ahead for community energy in the south east, including the recent proposed changes to the Feed-in Tariff. 

Powering Our Communities will also feature sessions focusing on Community Energy South's core strategy of supply, energy efficiency, energy generation and training. 
Speakers for the day include Darshana Ubl, Tedx Speaker and SME Ambassador on BBC News; Graham Ayling, Head of Foundation at the Energy Saving Trust; Dr. Alister Scott, Chair of the Cuckmere Community Solar Company; and Richard Watson from Energise Sussex Coast and the inspiration behind Big Energy Saving Network in Kent and Sussex.
The events during the day are free to attend (including lunch and refreshments) to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy access to an fantastic range of speakers and community energy experts.

On the evening of Friday 25th September, from 7 - 9pm, Community Energy South will host an evening drinks reception at Pelham House featuring Jonathon Porritt, the eminent writer, broadcaster and environmentalist, in conversation with Howard Johns, Chair of Ovesco and Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust Group.

Jonathon will talk about his book The World We Made, which is told from the perspective of someone living in 2050, and share his thoughts on how our communities may change in the future. The evening's discussion will also look at the energy and environmental challenges we face and discuss how together we can all play a part in the transition to a low carbon, sustainable future.
The reception is a paid for event and will cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door and will include a free drink.

Tickets for this fantastic event can be booked online at

The reception will also launch Energy Revolution - a groundbreaking new book by Howard Johns that makes a powerful case for why we must switch to renewables. The book covers everything you need to know about starting a renewable energy project in your area. For more information, visit
Lewes 2030 is kindly supported by


About the Lewes 2030 Festival
Lewes 2030, as part of Community Energy Fortnight, is a two day festival exploring the future of community-owned renewable energy in the south east. The festival will launch a project to encourage a local planning and action towards 2030. The Powering Our Communities conference is taking place on first day of the festival, Friday 25th September.

The second day, Saturday 26th September, is an open event looking at how our communities are changing and what it might be like to live in Lewes in 2030. The event will feature lots of fun and interactive activities for all ages, including face-ageing, zero carbon energy plans and map of renewable energy in the Lewes District.
There is no need to reserve a space for day two of the festival, just turn up at the Linklater Pavilion on Railway Lane in Lewes at any time between 11am and 5pm, and bring your friends and family!
For more information, please contact Danny Stevens, Lewes 2030 Project Manager, at



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We encourage attendees to travel by public tranport, wherever possible. The Linklater Pavilion is a short walk from Lewes railway station and local bus stops.

Cheap car parking is available on North Street in central Lewes, which is a short walk from the Linklater Pavilion


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Danny Stevens at 


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please notify Danny Stevens by emailing

Do you have questions about Lewes 2030 - Powering Our Communities Conference? Contact Danny Stevens

When & Where

Linklater Pavilion
Railway Lane
United Kingdom

Friday, 25 September 2015 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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