BSD Conferences is to hold a one day event aimed at discussing the challenges of meeting the EU target of delivering 20% energy from renewable sources by 2020.

On 19th February at the Kingsway Hall Hotel in London, some of the UK’s leading practitioners of renewable technologies will gather to discuss how the industry will be able to meet the targets. The day will cover policy updates, case studies and a forum for discussing the most cost-effective ways to improve energy savings.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change estimates that currently the UK only derives 1.8% of its energy from renewable sources, indicating a staggering differential between where we are now and where we need to be in a short space of time.

Erich Scherer, Assistant Director of Renewable Energy Strategy at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform will cover government initiatives to drive renewables while Dr John Constable of the Renewable Energy Foundation will explore feasibility and leadership of the EU Renewable Energy Directive.

Other speaker will cover the practical side of implementing renewable technologies including Ian Shaw from the London Fire Brigade, Tom Lelyveld of Faber Maunsell and James Dickinson of Buro Happold.

Other speakers include the Energy Centre of Sustainable Communities, Max Fordham, the Carbon Trust, Dow Jones Architects and the Combined Heat and Power Association.

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