Sunday, 3 May 2015

Hustings with Regen SW@ Renewable Energy Marketplace >>> reports

Last month, "the largest energy event in the south west" took place at Westpoint, Exeter.
Futures Forum: The Renewable Energy Marketplace: Tuesday 21st April
Futures Forum: Renewable Energy Marketplace >> RegenSW @ Westpoint >> Tuesday 21st April >>

A hustings with parliamentary candidates and local political leaders was part of the programme - although this blog posted the wrong date:
Futures Forum: Rural issues: what the political parties have to say >>> regional hustings @ Westpoint >>> Thursday 23rd April

Here is the manifesto from RegenSW who hosted the event:

Election candidates urged to support a £10 billion investment opportunity for the south west.

Regen SW [1] has today written to MPs and Parliamentary candidates in the south west urging them to support the development of a world-leading renewable energy industry in the next Parliament by signing the South West Renewable Energy 2015 General Election Manifesto [2].

Candidates have been asked to pledge their support for the manifesto’s eight specific commitments, which could help deliver to the south west more than ten billion pounds of investment, 34,000 jobs and energy security to thousands of local communities. The commitments include:
  •  Putting local communities at the heart of all new renewable energy development so investment brings local benefits
  • Backing renewable energy and energy efficiency as a key priority sector for Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authority economic development strategies and City Deals.
  • Leading the world in developing innovative wave and tidal technology
  • Rolling out energy efficiency and smart technology, delivering savings and new revenue sources to all south west businesses, homes and landowners
Launching the manifesto, Merlin Hyman, Chief Executive of Regen South West, said: The South West Renewable Energy Manifesto sets out a commitment to make the most of the tremendous potential to attract £10 billion of investment and create thousands of new jobs in renewable energy in the south west. What we are aiming to do over the next few weeks is to build support from across the political spectrum to help us deliver this opportunity over the course of the next Parliament.

Regen SW is also organising a political debate on renewables policy with leading party representatives on 21 April at Renewable Energy Marketplace, the largest energy event in the south west which takes place at Westpoint, Exeter.
  1.  Regen SW is a not for profit company working to enable business, local authorities and other organisations to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency and build a prosperous low-carbon economy in the south west of England. Regen SW | Regen SW – delivering sustainable energy
  1. A copy of the South West Renewable Energy Sector’s 2015 General Election Manifesto is available at The South WestRenewable EnergyManifesto 2015
The manifesto has been launched with signatories from three of the main parties: Ben Bradshaw, the Labour Party candidate for Exeter; Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for St Austell & Newquay; and Neil Parish, the Conservative Party candidate for Tiverton and Honiton.
  1. Regen SW will be Tweeting regularly and updating its website over the next few weeks as candidates pledge their support. You can keep up with progress at Creating a positive environment | Regen SW or by following @RegenSW on Twitter.
The Renewable Energy Marketplace is the biggest energy efficiency and renewable energy show in the south west. The exhibition features over 100 south west companies including renewable energy installers, construction companies, training providers, manufacturers, consultants and advisors, energy assessors, financiers and banks and installers of energy efficiency measures. The event takes place on 21 April at Westpoint, Exeter and details can be found at Renewable Energy Marketplace | Regen South West

Election candidates urged to support a £10 billion investment opportunity for the south west. | Regen SW
Regen SW appeals to parliamentary candidates to commit to supporting renewable energy sector | Western Morning News
Record numbers visit renewables event at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena | Exeter Express and Echo

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