31st May 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Perth Concert Hall
Mill Street
Visit Scotland: Innovate Renewables @ Perth Concert Hall

Join our expert speakers from Scottish Renewables and the University of St Andrews and other like-minded professionals for INNOVATERENEWABLES. We will discuss the benefits of embracing a renewable and sustainable future. With the Scottish Governments draft Energy Strategy setting a target of delivering half of Scotland’s future heat, transport and electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030 what is the benefit on business and communities across Scotland if we embrace a renewable and sustainable future?

Hosted by VisitScotland Business Events, INNOVATERENEWABLES is the latest in VisitScotland’s free series of public talks that explore the incredible innovation taking place across the country.

INNOVATETHENATION brings together experts and innovators for an informal evening of learning and discovery. Join us as we explore and discuss the latest trends, insights and innovations across renewables and sustainability and hear from two key figures from industry and academia.

Look who’s talking:

Claire Mack, Chief Executive – Scottish Renewables

Claire has been Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the representative voice of Scotland’s renewable energy industry, since October 2017. She is responsible for leading the organisation’s work to grow Scotland’s renewables sector and sustain its position at the forefront of the global clean energy industry. Claire is a member of the First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board and the Renewables Industry Advisory Group, co-chaired by Scotland’s Energy Minister. Before joining Scottish Renewables, Claire was Director of Policy and Place at the Scottish Council for Development. She has previously worked in various roles at Ofcom in Scotland, focusing on economic regulation of telecoms, radio spectrum and the mail market while also looking at developing digital participation of individuals and businesses. Prior to this Claire worked in retail and the construction industry as well as on regulation of regional broadcasting in the Borders and North East of England.

Dr Darren McCauley, Director of Postgraduate Studies in Sustainable Development and Director of St Andrews Sustainability Institute (SASI) – University of St Andrews

Dr. Darren McCauley is the Director of Postgraduate Studies in Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews and Director of St Andrews Sustainability Institute.Dr McCauley specialises in interdisciplinary approaches towards energy issues, engaging with both natural and social scientists. His research interests focus on energy policy, especially nuclear, biomass and oil and gas. He has published in a range of outlets and completed public and private funded projects.After completing his PhD in 2008, Dr McCauley held full time lectureships in Environmental Geography at Trinity College Dublin, Politics at Queens University Belfast, Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Stirling and Georgetown University in Washington DC.

VisitScotland look forward to seeing you and to welcoming you to INNOVATERENEWABLES.

If you would like more information or have any queries regarding this event, please contact Sian Williamson.

Please make VisitScotland aware at the earliest opportunity of any mobility requirements.

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