All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference and the co-located Dcarbonise aimed at end users are set to make their mark during the ‘Dcarbonise Week: Virtual Sustainability Summit’ from 4-8 October when over 20 webinars with sustainability at their heart hit screens.

The first three days of the virtual summit are devoted to a dozen topics of relevance to all involved in renewable and low carbon energy generation and/or use, with wide-ranging sessions:

  • The Green Recovery and Just Transition
  • Offshore Wind: The stakes have never been higher
  • Decarbonising heat
  • One billion seconds to decarbonise: What is the investment community doing about it?
  • The Road to COP26 and Net Zero
  • From oil and gas to energy integration
  • Decarbonising industry: Scotland’s Answer
  • Net zero – impossible goal? Tales from the cities and regions
  • Let’s talk hydrogen
  • Hydrogen in action
  • Decarbonising the supply chain
  • Land, sea, and air: Decarbonising transport.

These will all involve illuminating and inspiring speakers from the sectors served by the duo of shows including Chris Stark, CEO, Climate Change Committee; Baroness Brown of Cambridge the offshore wind sector champion; Bryony Livesey, Challenge Director- Industrial Decarbonisation, UKRI; Ragne Low, Head of Heat Planning and Delivery; Shirley Rodrigues, London’s Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy; Ian Funnel, UK CEO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids; Andy Hessell, Managing Director, Kellas; Scott Robertson, Director of Operations, Oil and Gas Authority; Ronnie Quinn, CEO, NECCUS as well as senior members of ScottishPower/ SPEN, Shepherd and Wedderburn, and Ørsted’s teams plus some 60 other luminaries.

Floating offshore wind will also feature strongly in Dcarbonise Week but under another RX Global event brand – Oceanology International – when ‘OSIG and floating offshore wind: The changing face of survey’ is held on 7 October. It will be joined that day by three other sessions looking at ocean sustainability from an autonomous technology, seabed mapping and blue economy perspective. The final day of the week sees two more RX shows – World Travel Market (WTM) and Future Farm Technology (FFT) – have their time in the virtual sustainability spotlight with highly relevant sessions on decarbonising travel and agriculture respectively.

“We urge you to save the date of this pre-COP26; dip into our online agenda and pick the sessions that reflect your interests – or those about which you know very little but are eager to find out more,” said Jonathan Heastie, Energy & Marine Portfolio Director at RX Global.

“In the absence of ‘in-person’ events we have continued to bring messages from key stakeholders in the industries we serve. The thirty webinars All-Energy/Dcarbonise held between May 2020 and the end of March this year resulted in well over 18,000 registrations and more than 20,000 views (all are available at https://forum.all-energy.co.uk/category/webinars/). We felt it was important to take pre-COP26 messages from the key stakeholders who would normally speak at our ‘in-person’ event and bring them virtually to our loyal exhibitors, speakers and supporters (and to the thousands of new people who attended our first 30 webinars). All are pre-cursors for things getting back to normal when we hold All-Energy and Dcarbonise at SEC Glasgow on 11 and 12 May 2022.

“We would like to thank our brand sponsors – ScottishPower, Shepherd and Wedderburn and Ørsted; and our session sponsors Hitachi ABB Power Grids; iXBlue, Kellas Midstream; Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), and SWEP for their support for Dcarbonise Week. And look forward to you joining us for it!”

Registration is open at https://www.all-energy.co.uk/en-gb/dcarbonise-week/programme.html for all Dcarbonise Week webinar sessions.

Getting ready for next year’s ‘in-person’ event

With an eye on 11 and 12 May 2022 the Call for Speakers is available at www.all-energy.co.uk/en/Conference/callforpapersThose who have submitted for the 2021 event need not re-submit, their submissions will be ‘rolled-over’ for consideration for 2022; but they are very welcome to suggest new ideas as well. The Call will remain open until Friday 17 December 2021.

Sponsors, supporters, and further information

All-Energy’s major sponsors at the ‘in-person’ event include Shepherd and Wedderburn (Headline Sponsor) and Natural Power (Power Club Sponsor). 2020-Spring 2021 webinar sponsors included the Scottish Government, GreenPower International, Natural Power, Ørsted, ScottishPower, SP Energy Networks, Shepherd and Wedderburn, SmartestEnergy, and UKRI.

Dcarbonise is supported by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.

All-Energy is held in association with the Renewable Energy Association; Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Scottish Enterprise; UKRI and Innovate UK; Sustainable Glasgow; and the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with Glasgow as its Host City, and the Society for Underwater Technology as Learned Society Patron. Dcarbonise is sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland.

The Smart Urban Mobility Solutions conference stream (part of Dcarbonise) is supported by Transport Scotland and organised in association with the Smart Environment Forum of ITS United Kingdom. Further information is at www.all-energy.co.uk and www.dcarbonise.com