Low Carbon Scotland - Meeting the Emissions Reduction Targets 2018 in partn...

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Please note the programme is currently being built and will be updated as and when confirmations of attendance to present are confirmed.

Conference Theme:

Smart, Connected, “Low Carbon” Communities – what are they and how are they created?

The solution in creating sustainable communities, cities and regions which will require all partners to fully collaborate.

This can only occur if public sector along with central & regional government, work with private sector organisations both small and large and have the input from third sector and citizens.
By all working smarter by utilising shared data & knowledge, collaborative communities can unlock great value and resilience.

SESSION 1 Commences: Chaired by SmartKlub

09:00 amChair’s Opening AddressDavid Morgan, Founding Partner, SmartKlub (CONFIRMED)

PRESENTATION TITLE: “Switching cities on to new, collaborative ways of powering themselves”

We believe there are great many energy technologies to help combat climate change and fuel poverty. What is missing are the business models to make projects affordable, fast and for social good. SmartKlub is a business model innovator that is the last piece of the jigsaw to trigger an explosion in local energy projects to build resilient communities. An important part of the our model is a place based network of people and products to make this happen. We believe this is an essential ingredient to ensure energy plays its part in making the promise of Smart cities a reality.

SmartKlub empowers communities to take charge of their energy future through shared knowledge & skills. “Waking up communities to their potential” we are a commercial “for good” company.

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David is a specialist in City Energy Strategies for Private and Public Sector bodies and a Director of SmartKlub Ltd.

As Head of Cities, EO.N UK, he lead the strategic collaboration with 10 of UK’s largest city green investment plans for renewable energy and efficiency projects including Birmingham, Leeds, Stoke, Coventry, Exeter, Nottingham and Liverpool.

David headed up the successful partnering Street lighting PFI Design, Funding and Operational projects for Blackpool, Oldham and Rochdale over 25 years.

David has pioneered the model of Social Entrepreneurial Ownership of energy by communities. Working in partnership with city leaders and local supply chains SmartKlub Ltd pioneer a ground breaking community ownership and local job creation model for the local energy marketplace.

Now SmartKlub & Partners are launching their Community Energy Portal CAPE empowering communities and suppliers to develop collective energy solutions live in real time powered by energy/satellite & open data on a new social portal.

09:05 am – Ministerial Address: Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy, Scottish Government (INVITED)


09:55 amJon Dore, Commercial Director, Kingspan Light & Air (CONFIRMED)


10:40 amWillie Alexander Coetzee, CEO, Dry Tech Aerogels UK (CONFIRMED)

PRESENTATION TITLE: “Cutting edge aerogel innovations for contaminated atmospheric encapsulation”

Speaker Biog:

William Alexander Coetzee BSc. Elec. Eng., BSc Chem Eng., MBA University of Wales, Group CEO, Researcher.
He has a long history in the engineering services sector where he spent 20 years of his professional career. He started his career with Iscor, now Mittal and progressed to Manager of reticulation including electrical distribution, water, steam and overhead cranes. He later became Manager of a Hot Strip Mill where he gained excellent experience in mechanical, automation and electrical control fields. After leaving in 1995, he did consulting work for Sasol, Mine Groups, Steel Manufacturing and the Chemical and Petro Chemical Industries. This experience would become extremely valuable later in his study of aerogels.

In 2012, he started researching aerogels in detail for the next five years at the University of North West in South Africa and became an expert in their applications. Highlights of this research entailed identifying a cutting edge solution to stop the process of efflorescence in concrete and related products; formulating insulation coatings which have excellent low thermal conductivity characteristics and also the additional benefit of being able to reduce CO₂ emissions; developing a new generation roof tile also reducing CO₂ emissions; and very excitingly, a new type of catalyst/converter for petrol and diesel engines to reduce the amount of CO₂ emissions (in progress). His understanding of applying aerogels allowed him to develop several coating products that not only protect assets but also save energy and reduce CO₂ emissions.

12:45pm – Dr Stuart Sneddon, Air Quality Business Manager, Scotland, Ricardo Energy & Environment (CONFIRMED)

PRESENTATION TITLE: “Urban Air Quality” – building the evidence base and developing effective solutions”

Join us at 3ppp’s leading fourth annual Low Carbon Scotland conference.

Low Carbon Scotland 2018 Driving the transition to a zero carbon economy is a unique conference that will address Scotland’s current carbon position and allow us to hear from those leading and driving the policies and proposals. One of the main focuses of the conference is to discuss how public sector can reduce their carbon emissions, the current situation will be highlighted and a discussion surrounding how this can be improved and delivered will play an imperative part within the conference with some world leading technologies & innovations of best practice to be showcased to our delegation.

The Scottish Government published “Low Carbon Scotland, Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-27″, the policy is a draft of the second report on proposals and policies (RPP2)

Scotland had set world leading climate change targets. With a target of 42% by 2020, Scotland are ahead of the UK at 34% and well ahead of the EU at 20%”.

In June 2016 Scotland has exceeded its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42% - six years early.

New statistics show its 2014 emission levels were 45.8% lower than in 1990.

The Scottish government had set a target to reduce emissions by at least 42% by 2020, and 80% by 2050.

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham welcomed the "outstanding progress" and confirmed that the government would now set a "new and more testing 2020 target".

Figures published on the Scottish government's website also revealed that Scotland met its annual climate change targets for the first time since 2010.

The government said the statistics showed that Scotland had outperformed the rest of the UK as a whole.

There was a 39.5% drop in Scottish source emissions between 1990 and 2014, compared to the UK's 33% reduction over the same period.

Individual action is important but the Scottish government needs to lead with the big policies for major emission reductions.

The Scottish Greens' climate change spokesman Mark Ruskell said the figures show things are "moving in the right direction".

But he added: "Transport remains the Scottish government's weak spot, with road traffic back to where it was in 2007 and the hugely-polluting aviation sector doubling its impact.

"If we're to stretch our climate targets further, ministers are going to have to transform their policies and budgets, and the Scottish Greens stand ready to help them make those changes."

Claudia Beamish, of Scottish Labour, said it was "no time to be resting on laurels", despite the welcome news.

She urged the government to target a 56% reduction in emissions by 2020 and to aspire to generate 50% of "our heat and transport demand" from renewables by 2030.

On the 19th January 2017, The Scottish government outlined a new target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 66% by 2032.

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham set out the government's draft climate change plan for the next 15 years at Holyrood.

She also targeted a fully-decarbonised electricity sector and 80% of domestic heat coming from low-carbon sources.

Ms Cunningham said the new targets demonstrated "a new level of ambition" to build a low-carbon economy and a healthier Scotland.

Goals to be achieved by 2032 include:

  • Cutting greenhouse emissions by 66%
  • A fully-decarbonised electricity sector
  • 80% of domestic heat to come from low-carbon heat technologies
  • Proportion of ultra-low emission new cars and vans registered in Scotland annually to hit 40%
  • 250,000 hectares of degraded peatlands restored
  • Annual woodland creation target increased to at least 15,000 hectares per year

Ms Cunningham said: "Our proposals for further deep cuts in emissions represent a new level of ambition which will help maintain Scotland's reputation as a climate leader within the international community.

"The transition to a low-carbon economy offers important opportunities for Scotland - thanks to our highly-skilled workforce, the strength of our research institutions and, of course, our natural resources.

"The Scottish government's ambitions are clear, but we have now reached a point in our journey where future progress will require the support of individuals, organisations and businesses across the country.

"The publication of our draft Climate Change Plan provides an important opportunity for debate at Holyrood about the policies which should be implemented and the proposals which should be considered.

"That debate will help ensure the final version of the Climate Change Plan provides us with a blueprint for a fairer, greener, more prosperous nation.

Good progress has been made, but Scottish Government does not shy away from the fact that this will be a challenge and they cannot do it alone.

"Partnerships” are vital in overcoming the challenges and in discovering new opportunities.

Low Carbon Scotland 2018 Driving the transition to a zero carbon economy will be an opportunity for you to be part of this inspiring journey.

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