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Hull hosts climate change and renewables conference - 15/09/16
Hull is hosting the Yorkshire Royal Town Planning Institute's conference on Climate Change, Renewables and The Humber Energy Estuary.

The event is for people with an interest in energy, the environment, development and low carbon matters and will be of particular interest to those across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The Humber is fast becoming the UK's centre of excellence for offshore wind turbine manufacturing and is embracing many other forms of energy generation.

This conference, which is open to all, explores the policy approach for dealing with climate change and the economic and planning opportunities this presents, along with an examination of the pressing challenges faced with both climate change and renewable energy generation.

Guest speakers include Lord John Prescott and Lord Chris Haskins.

Lord Haskins said:

""Hull, and the Humber, are at the centre of many of the most important energy developments happening in the UK. These major investments are contributing to growth in our economy and have the potential to transform our future prospects. This will be an excellent opportunity to discuss these developments and what the future may hold.""

Speakers will discuss government agenda, commercial potential in the Humber Region and the UK's Energy System:

  • RTPI Yorkshire Chair, Phil Crabtree, will introduce the day
  • Hull City Council's Planning Manager Alex Codd will welcome delegates to Hull and provide an overview of the city.
  • Lord John Prescott will speak about Climate Change and Renewables
  • Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, will speak about the Humber Energy Estuary and the LEP.
  • David Hardy from Squire Patton Boggs LLP will talk about a changing government agenda in planning for Climate Change and Renewable Energy.
  • Jack Hardisty, Professor of Environmental Physics at the University of Hull will talk about Renewable Energy: resource, innovation and commercial potential in the Humber Region.
  • Shaun Cray, Siemens UK, will outline Concept to Construction at Green Port Hull.
  • John Sanders from the Department of Energy and Climate Change will discuss Decentralised Energy and the UK's Energy System.

    Councillor Martin Mancey, Hull City Council said:

    ""In Hull we are working hard to design a city that is sustainable - protected from climate change and utilising our relationship with water to create a 21st century economy. I'm delighted that RTPI is bringing this event to Hull with fantastic speakers on such a pertinent topic matter.""

    The conference will take place on Thursday 22 September at The Guildhall, 9.30am to 4pm.

    To view the full programme for the day, book a place or find out more go to: RTPI web page.

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