Southern Renewable Energy Forum Meeting at Glyndebourne Opera House October 2013

Following the adverse reaction and threats by energy companies to Ed Milliband’s proposal for a cap on energy prices and the current Government’s own prediction of energy shortages within three years, a timely meeting of the Southern Renewable Energy Forum was held at Glyndebourne Opera House on Wednesday 2nd October, bringing together local businesses keen to provide a forum to share advice, experience and knowledge about energy use and the role of renewables.

130930 SNAP Wind Turbine 03The Southern Renewable Energy Forum (SREF) held a well attended breakfast meeting on Wednesday 2nd October, chaired by Andrew Samuel of Samuel & Son and kindly hosted at Glyndebourne Opera House by Gus Christie, executive chairman of Glyndebourne.

The Southern Renewable Energy Forum (SREF) was set up by Samuel & Son chartered surveyors, Mayo Wynne Baxter solicitors and Knill James accountants to provide an integrated and holistic approach to the renewable energy sector. SREF brings together experts in the financial, legal and planning fields surrounding renewable energy installations & sustainable utility sourcing.

The October meeting was somewhat timely, following the adverse reaction and threats by energy companies to Ed Milliband’s proposal for a cap on energy prices, the current Government’s own prediction of energy shortages within three years and the freeze on energy tax for the next two years announced in the past few days.

Mr Christie provided an update on how his initially controversial wind turbine supplies more than 90 per cent of the electricity used at the opera house.  The turbine was the subject of much local opposition but was strongly supported by world famous wildlife expert and presenter Sir David Attenborough.

The other keynote speaker was David Rolton of the Rolton Group, who is an independent consultant advising businesses across the UK and further afield on the opportunities for and difficulties in delivering renewable energy schemes.  Mr Rolton is retained by Jaguar Landrover, the Crown Estates and the MOD as their adviser in this field and has also advised other major multinational corporations such as Honda UK.

The next meeting of SREF is to be held in November 2013, the main topic for discussion will be the use of solid fuel in heat and energy generation.

If you would like further information on future SREF events and meetings, please call Andrew Samuel on 01435 864020.

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