Community Energy: Power, People & Policy

12/06/2021to 13/06/2021 2.00-5.00 pm

We are delighted to invite you to join Trustees of the Andrew Raven Trust for a two-day digital event ‘Community Energy: Power, People and Policy’ produced for the Trust by our Guest Curators, Flora Robertson and Mhairi Tordoff, two early-career Renewable Energy researchers, based in Morvern.

Please let us know by Friday 4th June whether you are able to join us by opening this link to the Eventbrite page and clicking on ‘register’.

All registered attendees will be sent a further unique, non-transferable link with details on how to join the live event and to access some pre-recorded content on Thursday 10 June.  

About the Event

The Curators have developed a unique programme that introduces some of the people, their places and projects that are shaping renewable energy generation in Scotland. Keynote talks with live discussion events and newly created video introductions to some thriving Scotland-wide Community Energy projects will be balanced by virtual guided walks, music and poetry.   

Saturday 12 June

Rachel McEwen, Chief Sustainability Officer at SSE PLC discusses principles of Just Transition. 

Prior to working for SSE, the multinational energy company, Rachel was the Senior Special Adviser to Scotland’s First Minister between 2001 and 2007. Rachel has been appointed by the Scottish Government as a Just Transition Commissioner.

Steve Shaw introduces the thinking behind the Local Electricity Bill

Steve is the Director of Power for People. Before founding Power for People, Steve worked on a number of campaigns including the campaign for the Climate Change Act and ran the campaign for the Sustainable Communities Act.

Sunday 13 June

David Green OBE explores the history of Fuel Poverty

David is the former Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council in Australia and co-founder of leading fuel poverty charity National Energy Action. He is currently the Chair of Warmworks, a joint venture partnership between Energy Saving Trust, Changeworks and Everwarm to bring warmth to homes across Scotland.

Mark Hull, and Colleagues from Community Energy Scotland share insights and experience from Orkney’s Smart Energy projects

Community Energy Scotland is an independent Scottish charity incorporated in 2007, which evolved from Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company.  It is Scotland’s only national charity dedicated to supporting communities across Scotland to develop their own renewable energy projects.  Mark Hull is CES former Technical Manager and (since 2014) Head of Innovation.

Here is a link to some of the Andrew Raven Trust’s previous weekend events held in Morvern over the past decade:

Trustees are grateful to the James Hutton Institute for their support and technical advice in realising this digital event and to the Ardtornish Estate Company for the ‘virtual’ access to Ardtornish House.

The Curators and Trustees thank all speakers and Community Energy project participants for their time in preparing material for this event.