We are delighted to bring you the first ever Virtual SHREC Conference.
When we knew that the Coronavirus outbreak would prevent us from gathering physically today for SHREC and the Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards at night, together with our partners at Highland News and Media we were determined that the show would go on in some way.
And we are grateful that our speakers felt the same way and agreed to take the time and effort to be part of this virtual event. The overarching theme is still climate change, and the role of the Highlands and Islands renewable energy sector in tackling it. However, the current crisis obviously factors large in all contributions.
From day one of the current situation, as responsible corporate citizens Harper Macleod's priority has been the health and wellbeing of all of our stakeholders - including colleagues, clients, contacts, contractors and the communities within which we work - while also ensuring that we are available to meet your requirements. We are grateful to be in a position where, our people are working remotely and will continue to be available to deliver the services people rely on us for.
Thank you for taking the time to view it – we hope you find it useful and informative. And please, share the link with any of your contacts who you believe would find it of value.
The virtual SHREC programme
You can watch the full virtual SHREC, which in total runs for 1 hour and 14 minutes, or you can choose to watch any of the individual segments which are most relevant to you. See below for all of the links.
- David Bone, Senior Partner and Head of Energy & Natural Resources at Harper Macleod - David welcomes you to SHREC and looks at 3 key areas for the renewables sector.
- George Baxter, Director of Development at GreenPower International - George considers climate change and how changes to Scotland's planning regime can help.
- Audrey MacIver, Director of Energy and Low Carbon at HIE - Audrey examines how the Highland and Islands can be an exemplar region in the transition to zero carbon emissions.
- Panel session: Nicky Marr in Conversation with Terry Stebbings of Proterra Energy & Ryan Felber of Energy Efficiency Business Support - Nicky Marr hosts a fascinating video conversation with Terry and Ryan, both of whom help businesses in the Highlands and Islands address their energy requirements.
- Jeremy Sainsbury OBE, Director at Natural Power - Jeremy offers his inimitable take on the current situation and what the future might hold for the sector.
Date for your diary: SHREC & Renewable Energy Awards
We plan to hold the full SHREC and the Renewable Energy Awards on 24 September at the Kingsmills Hotel.
That promises to be even more of a celebration than usual, given the circumstances, and we can't wait to see you there.
Find out more about both.