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The Future Economy Network is proud to be presenting this seminar with subscribers and sponsors Bristol Energy. We will be joined by representatives from Fieldfisher and The Carbon Trust.

Tuesday 17th September 2019, 13:30 - 16:30

Venue: Burges Salmon

Tickets: £40 + VAT (discounts available for FEN subscribers)

Bristol, amongst other cities, towns and villages has declared a climate emergency and our local leaders have set a target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. What needs to change within our energy systems to achieve this objective? What are the business opportunities associated with decentralised, low carbon energy systems? And what funding opportunities are available to achieve this ambition?

Rob Hatcher, Manager - Cities and Regions Team, The Carbon Trust: Local level response to the climate emergency: energy systems and action planning

This presentation will discuss moving from climate emergency declaration to action, responding to the need to decarbonise in line with the Paris Agreement and the UK government’s net zero target. It will include details on decentralised energy at a local level and the opportunities and engagement required from the business sector. The presentation will also cover a brief overview of the Green Business Fund programme for small to medium-sized businesses, which provides support and advice for energy efficiency.


Up till 13:00 – Visit exhibition and have lunch at Millennium Square (see below)

13:30 – 13:55 – Registration and tea & coffee

13:55 – 14:00 – Introductions from The Future Economy Network

14:00 – 14:10 – Introduction from Roger Bull, Managing Partner, Burges Salmon

14:10 – 14:30 – Samantha Nicol, Bristol Energy

14:30 – 14:50 – Rob Hatcher, The Carbon Trust

14:50 – 15:10 – Lis Blunsdon, Fieldfisher

15:10 – 15:30 – Nikki Jones, Freelance Energy Researcher

15:30 – 15:55 – Panel Discussion – including Camilla Usher-Clark, Partner, Burges Salmon

15:55 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

16:00 - 16:30 - Networking

As part of your ticket, you will receive a lunch voucher to exchange at our Sustainable Food Zone at Millennium Square.


Bristol Energy

Bristol Energy a sustainable energy company with social value at its heart. Bristol Energy has delivered over £12m in social value, since launch, and is committed to working with city partners to help Bristol hit ambitious social and environmental goals as set out in the One City Plan.

Lis Blunsdon, Partner, Fieldfisher

Lis Blunsdon is a partner in the London Energy Regulatory team and has extensive experience in UK and European energy regulation, energy transactions, negotiating power purchase and gas sales purchase agreements and structured energy trading transactions. Her clients include project developers, investment funds and energy infrastructure owners.  Lis has been involved in renewable energy for well over a decade.  She has been involved in the development of wind, solar, biomass and waste to energy projects in the UK, Europe and Africa, and has particular expertise in renewable support schemes including ROCs, REGOs, Feed in Tariffs and the Contract for Difference.

Rob Hatcher, Manager - Cities and Regions Team, The Carbon Trust

Rob supports the Carbon Trust's technical and strategy services, routinely delivering carbon, resource and energy management advice. Rob has delivered a wide variety of effective carbon management strategies for organisations, cities and regions in the UK and internationally. This extends to the creation of low carbon city action plans for large metropolitan areas in the Asia-Pacific region. Rob has also been extensively involved with building retrofitting, metering and monitoring, renewable technology feasibility and installation. Rob is a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Measurement and Verification professional (CMVP).

Nikki Jones, MSc Freelance Researcher/Writer

Nikki is a researcher, writer and journalist on oil, gas and energy. She delivers climate and energy lectures specialising in climate change on UK and global level.

The Future Economy Group are working with carbon offset provider, The Converging World to calculate Festival attendee’s carbon footprint. Attendees for the seminars have the option to add this to their ticket price when completing their Eventbrite booking, with a suggested donation of £1 per attendee. It is hoped that this will help those attending to consider their carbon footprint in their everyday activities. For those who decide against offsetting their carbon, The Future Economy Group will make their payment. All payments will be made to our chosen charity, The Converging World. Find out more information here.

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