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CARES Conference 2023

Glasgow, 19 September 2023, 9am-4.30pm

Location notice

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Event details:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN
  • Tuesday 19 September 2023
  • 9am-4.30pm

Join Local Energy Scotland this September for the annual CARES Conference to look at how even more communities can take action on renewable energy. The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) supports communities to engage, participate and benefit in the energy transition to net zero. This event will look at how even more communities can take action on renewable energy, from decarbonising community buildings through to taking shared ownership in windfarms.

In plenary sessions you’ll hear from Gillian Martin MSP, Minister for Energy, plus organisations and communities that are taking innovative approaches to community engagement as well as those that are working to decarbonise heat. You’ll hear inspirational case studies as well as the policy and learning behind the action.

After lunch there will be two sets of parallel practical sessions. Here you’ll be able to choose from workshops that include shared ownership, decarbonising community buildings, the latest information on heat pumps, and best practice in the use of community benefits. These sessions are designed to help you understand what knowledge, skills, and actions you might need to develop your community renewable energy projects.

Throughout the day you’ll be able to meet Local Energy Scotland’s local development officers, find out more about CARES and have the opportunity to ask specific questions about existing renewable energy projects or an idea you might have that could be eligible for CARES support.

The conference is free to attend. Visit Local Energy Scotland’s website for full information, including on how to book your free space.

Last updated: 28 June 2023