The First Minister of Scotland will be at All-Energy and Dcarbonise 2023
2nd May 2023
In just 10 days’ time Glasgow’s SEC will be abuzz with renewable and low carbon energy experts from home and overseas at the annual All-Energy and co-located Dcarbonise exhibition and conference. The Rt Hon Humza Yousaf MSP, First Minister of Scotland, will be speaking in the opening plenary session on Wednesday 10 May and four of his Ministers will also be taking part in relevant sessions during the two-day event.
“We are delighted by this level of support from the Scottish Government,” said Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director, Energy & Marine at RX Global who own and organise the duo of events. “This is the 22nd anniversary for All-Energy and the third edition of Dcarbonise.
All-Energy has spent two decades helping the UK to decarbonise its power supply, Dcarbonise has been introduced to ensure that private and public sector energy end-users gain the same access to advice and technology to assist them in their plans to decarbonise their buildings, businesses, and transportation.”
The First Minister will be speaking on 10 May in the opening plenary session at 09:00, featuring Keith Anderson, ScottishPower’s CEO who will both chair and speak in the session and The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Jacqueline McLaren who will give the Civic Welcome and invite all attending the two day event to be at the Glasgow Science Centre from 18:00 for the Civic Reception, which is incorporated in the Giant Networking Evening.
Other plenary session speakers are Professor Jim Skea CBE, FRSE – UK candidate for IPCC Chair 2023, Professor at Imperial College London, and Chair of the Scottish Just Transition Commission; David Bunch, Country Chair, Shell UK; Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee (speaking on Reliable, Resilient, Zero Carbon Power); and Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council
Three other Scottish Government Ministers will also be speaking on 10 May, Patrick Harvie MSP, will be delivering a keynote address in the opening Heat Transition to Net Zero session at 11:00 and at the same time Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Transport will give a scene setting speech in the Transport Decarbonisation session. That then leads into a panel discussion on the decarbonisation of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) which he will chair.
In the afternoon of 10 May at 14:00 Lorna Slater MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity will be one of the speakers in ‘Working for Net Zero – ensuring good quality and sustainable jobs’, a joint Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) and Future Energy Skills (FES) programme event; significantly, it is the second 90-minute session looking at Green Jobs that day; with the Future Talent Hub also key to future employment.
Scotland’s Energy Minister Gillian Martin MSP will get the plenary session on Thursday 11 May off to a flying start at 09:00 in a ‘Meet the Minister’ spot with a keynote address and answering audience questions before a stellar panel takes on the subject of ‘Zero emission electricity 100% of the time: How do we deliver a net zero GB electricity system by 2035?’ chaired by Dr Simon Harrison, Head of Group at Strategy at Mott MacDonald. His panellists are Adam Berman, Deputy Director, Energy UK; Tom Smout, Senior Associate, Aurora
Energy Research; Rebecca Barnett, Director of Networks, Ofgem; Laura Fleming, CEO, Hitachi UK; and Steve Scrimshaw, Vice President, Siemens Energy UK & Ireland
Well over 500 speakers are taking part in 65 sessions during the two days. Jonathan Heastie describes them as: “A veritable “who’s who” of the industry – in what is undoubtedly one of the industry’s biggest free of charge conferences seen anywhere in the world, and something we are hugely proud to deliver.”
All elements of All-Energy (the exhibition, the conference and the Giant Networking Evening kindly sponsored by Siemens Energy and incorporating the Civic Reception) are free to attend for all with relevant business, academic, government or media interest in the topics that come under the conference spotlight or feature in the exhibition – registration is at www.all-energy.co.uk/media. This year’s exhibition has over 250 exhibiting organisations from 15 countries including returning pavilions from Italy, Flanders, and Denmark. At least 80 new organisations are exhibiting at the for the first time this year.
Full details on all aspects of the show can be found at www.all-energy.co.uk. All-Energy’s headline Sponsor is Shepherd and Wedderburn; other sponsors include ScottishPower, Shell UK, Siemens Energy, Ventient Energy and DWF. The Society for Underwater Technology is its Learned Society Patron; Glasgow is its host City; and it is held in association with the REA, UKRI/Innovate UK, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise.