The Sustainability Theatre
Wednesday 12th September
Thursday 13th September
11.00 - 11.30
Aurora has produced new research on opportunities for offshore wind to participate in markets other than the wholesale market – in particular, the capacity, balancing and ancillary markets. Diversifying revenue streams could both increases aggregate revenues and help minimise the impact of price cannibalisation as offshore wind penetration increases.
11.45 - 12.15
The UK has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, from a 1990 base level. Progress has been made on decarbonising the power generation sector but to reach the 2050 target, further significant reductions are needed across a number of sectors; the building sector will need to almost fully decarbonise. This seminar explores what technologies can help us achieve this and what policies they need to thrive.
12.30 - 13.00
Will Richardson from Green Element, a certified BCorp and ISO 14001 company, discusses the merits of being a Sustainable, Ethical and Profitable Business; giving case studies on how Green Element does it and how other companies like Grant Thornton, IPG Mediabrands and Regents University London, amongst others have incorporated this strategy into their day to day running of their organisations. Why would your organisation benefit from this strategy?
13.15 - 13.45
Compostable packaging can play a significant role in avoiding packaging waste by producing materials that can be composted with food. The imperative to separately collect food waste in England as in the devolved nations, becomes therefore not just a question of meeting carbon budgets through renewable energy production, but also higher recycling targets and achieving waste reduction targets.
14.00 - 14.30
Judith Turner, Vicki Cooper & Denise McGlynn
CMS is a management system based standard developed by EU Skills which is approved by Defra, the EA, the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales as a method of demonstrating technical competence of permitted waste sites. It can be used by any organisation, from any industry, that is required to demonstrate technical competence for their environmental permit. Learn more about the Standard, the benefits of implementing a CMS and the route to certification.
14.45 - 15.15
During the past year, Cobalt has been working with its client, Barn Energy, to deploy storage units alongside two hydropower schemes; at Thrybergh, on the Rover Don near Rotherham and at Knottingley, on the River Aire near Wakefield. This is the first time that battery storage units have been deployed in the UK in combination with low-head river hydro schemes.
15.30 - 16.00
Upcoming government legislation for low emissions zones means that transport companies need to plan the future of their fleets now. This seminar will discuss the pros and cons of each of the alternative fuels as well as the possibility of autonomous vehicles playing a part.