New on-site renewable energy event addresses the business case for renewables

A new event has been launched for the on-site renewable energy sector addressing the often overlooked but hugely important business and public sector. The Renewables Event is co-located alongside two […]

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By Geoff Curran

A new event has been launched for the on-site renewable energy sector addressing the often overlooked but hugely important business and public sector. The Renewables Event is co-located alongside two of the most influential and long-standing shows for the energy and waste sector, RWM (in partnership with CIWM) and The Energy Event. Together, the three shows are expected to attract over 20,000 key decision makers from across Europe.

With DECC’S 2009 Renewable Energy Directive sets a target for the UK to achieve 15% of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, The Renewables Event will provide an excellent platform to showcase and discover renewable energy solutions for end users such as major corporations, manufacturers, retailers and the public sector. A strong underlying theme for the event will be exploring the business case for a proactive and strategic approach to renewable energy management.

Running for two days over 11th and 12th September 2012, The Renewables Event will play a major role in attracting more than 20,000 key decision makers from across Europe and will help to create an international village of shared knowledge, sourcing and procurement innovation that provides an ideal stage for best practice to flourish – The Renewables Event will draw environmental and energy managers and sustainability professionals from some of the most influential organisations in the industry.

The Renewables Event was added to the Emap portfolio to satisfy the demand from almost a third (4,500) of visitors to last year’s RWM and The Energy Event.  Alison Jackson, MD, Emap Connect said: ‘Our research among the attendees last year showed that there was great demand for an event that covers on-site renewable energy, so we created one! The Renewables Event covers a wide remit from key legislation and incentives through to case studies of organisations that have developed sustainable facilities. There will also be an opportunity to study a projection of what UK renewables will look like in five years time, as well as presentations on making the business case for renewables in terms of energy costs and making them part of a sustainable carbon reduction strategy. The event complements RWM and The Energy Event perfectly’.

Visitors have free access to all three shows enabling them to get practical and policy advice, ensuring their organisation is aware and up to date. Figures from 2011 show that 98% of attendees were considered instrumental in purchasing decisions for their businesses and 54% have sole or joint decision making powers to invest in new products or services. ‘We have invested heavily in creating a free conference program with over 25 leading industry speakers, chaired by TV presenter and Eco-expert Dick Strawbridge. The event truly is the place to see and be seen’ added Jackson.

The Renewables Event is Emap’s new content-led B2B exhibition which explores renewable energy solutions for commercial, industrial and public sector energy users with a focus on viable technologies for onsite energy generation including: Solar PV, solar thermal, micro CHP, hydro, biomass, biogas and biofuels, heat pumps and wind. The show, which is co-located alongside RWM, in partnership with CIWM and The Energy Event, will take place on 11-12 September 2012 at the NEC Birmingham.