Sep 092011

Further to the earlier post, plans are progressing for a Green Energy Tech workshop organsied in conjunction with the GECO project. The half-day event will be held on Thursday 13 October (pm) at the Edinburgh Centre for Climate Change, a new initiative which aims to foster collaborative working between policy, community and business leaders to support and deliver workable solutions for a low carbon future (

Our aim is to bring together a range of participants from the public sector, industry, and academia working in the areas of green energy technologies, renewables, carbon reduction, energy efficiency etc. with a primary focus on tools or utilities that could be used to engage a wide range of stakeholders including policy makers.

We have a number of confirmed speakers however we’d also be interested to hear of any other initiatives of a similar nature that may wish to use such an event as a platform for outreach and discussion.

Please get in contact for further information:

 September 9, 2011  Posted by at 11:36 am General Tagged with: , , , , ,  1 Response »
Aug 312011

After much discussion agreement has broken out between project partners regarding the STEEV project sub-contract (or Collaboration Agreement) between the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University. Legalese such as ‘foreground’, ‘ownership and exploitation’, ‘liabilities’ have been unpicked, deliberated over and agreed upon. After initial confusion costs (directly incurred staff costs in addition to directly allocated and indirect costs) payable to the Welsh School of Architecture have also been settled and signatures have been signed!

Plans are afoot to organise a joint GECO ( / STEEV workshop for autumn 2011. The ‘Green Energy Tech’ event, to be held at the University of Edinburgh, aims to invite public sector, industry and academic practitioners in the area of green energy, carbon budgeting, energy efficiency and reduction, urban energy systems, renewable energy, decarbonisation, energy consumption, fuel poverty etc to discuss, share ideas and showcase tools that can appeal to a range of stakeholders. More information to follow.

The STEEV project will also be presenting at the Rantrad Future Cities 2011- International Symposium in London on 15 & 16 December 2011.

 August 31, 2011  Posted by at 6:11 pm General Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »