Sunday, 28 October 2012

Communicating Renewable Energy

Communicating Renewable Energy

Date: Friday 14th December 2012
Time: 10:00-16:00
Venue: St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopgate, London EC2N 4AG

An excellent event with opportunity to debate issues and sound out preconceptions’
Alan Asbury (Aylesbury Vale District Council)

‘An informative and well facilitated day.’
Lewis Merdler (Environmental Protection UK)

“Informative and Interesting”
John Davis (Offshore Marine Management)

‘Interesting and stimulating – great to meet other people working on similar issues.’
Francesca Carnibella (Climate Parliament)
Renewable energy is a vital part of our future energy strategy. Despite widespread public support, opposition and misinformation continue to exist.
This course looks at the background to these issues, offers core information about key renewable energy technologies, and focuses on how to make the case for renewables both in terms of general publicity, and site-specific discussions.

People attending this course will learn how to:

1) Discuss and explain the role and importance of renewable energy systems in a low carbon future. 
2) Make a case for a local renewable energy project to the media, local people or a group of councillors. 
3) Describe in plain English the merits, and the potential problems, of various types of renewable energy systems (wind, solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass, wave, tidal). 
4) Answer critical questions in ways that will help those who are confused or uncertain to see these systems in a positive light. 
5) Feel confident in supporting people looking to make decisions about installing a system for their home, business or community organisation. 

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for anyone keen to get their facts straight on a variety of renewable energy systems and how to communicate them effectively. Whether you are a business looking to increase your quality of advice, a local authority or organisation promoting the use of renewables, or an independent consultant looking to increase your knowledge, this course will provide you with the key skills needed. 

Facilitated by:

Chris ChurchChris Church has worked in the voluntary sector and as a consultant for over 25 years. He is an experienced advisor on community and sustainable development issues, with a wide range of experience at international, national, and community level. He is an associate of the Community Development Foundation and a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission. Chris is chair of the UK Local Carbon Communities Network. 

Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, Groundwork, the European Union TACIS programme, Surfers Against Sewage and many local councils. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.


£395: Business Rate£288: Large Charities, Public Sector and Small Businesses£130: Small Charities and Independent Consultants 
Concessionary rates available for students, pensioners and unemployed. Please contact Chetna at 
Bespoke courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you. 
Prices include a vegan/vegetarian lunch, fair-trade refreshments and networking time. 

For bookings and further information, please contact:

Tel: 0207 324 4775

The venue is fully accessible with wheelchair-accessible lavatory facilities. 
Supported by: Environment Job (
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