Big Business: Low Carbon Conference
4 February 2011, News release from Aquila Green
Aquila Green on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Climate Change Partnership is hosting a Low Carbon Conference for medium and large businesses on February 22, 2011 at the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park.
This half day free conference will include a workshop led by the Environment Agency on the changes to the Energy Efficiency Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme, which was controversially switched from a carbon trading scheme to a green tax in the UK Government's Comprehensive Spending Review, October.
The Conference is entirely free and aims to start an ongoing networking legacy for businesses across Nottingham, who want to share strategies on reducing their carbon emissions.
Jo Lacey from Aquila Green, who are funded by the Nottingham Climate Change Partnership to provide local businesses with free energy consultancy support said:
"This conference is going to be a great way to connect up businesses from across Nottinghamshire who are interested in implementing carbon and money saving measures this year.
Most businesses are really keen to reduce their carbon emissions but are a bit perplexed by the constantly changing legislation in the UK, particularly the confusion that the unexpected changes to the CRC scheme brought to large businesses.
However there are still real opportunities for businesses to develop clear strategies and make positive and lasting changes to both the environment and their bottom lines. From our experience, by talking to experts and sharing best practice with peers, many businesses are able to develop stronger and more innovative ways to reduce energy consumption"
Steve Upcraft, Head of Business Development from Nottingham University:
"We're really proud to be hosting Nottingham's energy conference. The new Innovation Park in Nottingham has been designed to the highest energy efficiency standards. During the day we will be taking delegates around our technology rooms and giving them the chance to try out the latest energy saving technologies that benefit businesses."
Delegates will also hear from industry expert Allan Jones, UK Country Director, E.ON New Build & Technology on UK's Future Energy Mix, and be able to challenge CEMAR, Carbon Action Standard Plus and Responsible Solutions on their energy management accreditation schemes.
In the interest of supporting the local and regional low carbon economy across Nottinghamshire there will be stands profiling businesses who offer low carbon, renewable and energy efficiency services and products.
Medium and large businesses based in Nottinghamshire are advised to register now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available through: www.aquila-green.co.uk
22 February 2011, 2-6pm, followed by drinks reception
Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park
For further information on the event, exhibiting or to request spokespeople, contact Fiona Dykes, Aquila Green on Tel: 07747770862.
For further information please email Aquila Green