ENGAGE: Community Renewable Energy

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Join colleagues from the University of Strathclyde,  Heriot Watt University and the University of the West of Scotland as they present research assessing community renewable energy potential in Scotland and Brazil.  The Scottish aspect of this  community partnership work was undertaken in 3 pilot sites across Scotland, including the isle of Eigg. If you would like to learn more about the Community Renewables Assessment Network  (contact: either brian.garvey@strath.ac.uk or paul.tuohy@strath.ac.uk) and for more information on this Engage University of Strathclyde event, please see below:

We are delighted to invite you to the Community Renewable Assessment Network event taking place during Engage with Strathclyde, on Tuesday 2nd May 2017, from 2pm to 4.30pm. Please pass on this invitation as appropriate.
This event will highlight work aimed at enhancing local social, economic and environmental benefits from Community Renewable Energy projects. This event introduces a new approach for the assessment of potentials for these projects and processes and tools for use by Community groups themselves and associated support organisations to support maximisation of Community benefits. Pilot deployments in Eigg, Kinlochleven and West Whitlawburn (Cambuslang) and rural settlements in Brazil will be presented.

Lunch and registration is available from 1pm, the program is:
2.00 Introductions, Kendra Briken, Kathryn Burnett Co-Chairs
2.10 Rationale for new assessment tool, Brian Garvey
2.30 Energy systems and the environment, Paul Tuohy, Elsa Joao, Russell Pepper with Eigg case study
2.50 Discussion and Break
3.20  Local economy and renewable energy, Scotland and Brazil, Mike Danson
3.35   Energy, health and wellbeing with Kinlochleven case study, Joanne Macfarlane
3.50   Future directions for new assessment tool 1: brownfield sites in Scotland, Richard Lord
4.00   Future directions for new assessment tool 2: agrarian reform settlements, Sao Paulo Brazil
4.15   Conclusion-community to community knowledge transfer, and discussion, Brian Garvey
There will be the opportunity to get involved in a Community Renewables Assessment Network going forward. The work so far has been funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute, the ESRC Newton Fund and EPSRC.
Come along, learn new approaches, reflect on your own practice, share some of your knowledge and join the debate.
Registration and lunch / refreshments will be available from 1.00pm.
If you would like to attend this event, please register at: https://www.engage.strath.ac.uk/event/415
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require any further information.
Best wishes
The Team

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