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REA to host unique energy symposium in Spring 2013

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The introduction of a Chatham House Rule will give the audience an insight into what key opinion leaders and decision makers really think about major issues
REA to host unique energy symposium in Spring 2013

The UK’s leading trade association for the renewables industry, with over 1,000 members across renewable heat, power and transport fuels, is offering a unique opportunity to join an open and honest discussion with the leading lights in the UK energy and sustainability debate.

‘Energy, Security and Prosperity: REA Symposium 2013’, to be held at the Royal Institution in London on 26th March 2013, will bring together over two dozen of the most informed, inspiring and entertaining speakers to debate energy resources to 2050 and the importance of embedding sustainability at the core of business and society.

Speakers include former BP CEO Tony Hayward on the decline of fossil fuels; RWE npower Chief Executive Volker Beckers on the sustainable energy skills challenge; former Chief Scientific Adviser Sir David King on technology and anthropology; and Rear Admiral Chris Parry on resource conflicts and global security, to name a few.

“We firmly believe that renewables are on the cusp of making economic sense even if one does not believe in climate change” said REA Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell. “But we don’t want to be talking about subsidies, financial incentives and complex policies. So we are putting on an event which will be about renewables and their place in the energy mix of the future. You won’t get politicians or corporate advertising at this event, just fascinating speakers, lively audience participation and great networking.”

The Chatham House Rule will give speakers the freedom to say what they really think, and give the audience the opportunity to ask questions that they usually daren’t! The Symposium will also look at the sustainability and energy debates in the round – not just renewables, but topics ranging from sustainable architecture and city planning to the uncertainties and psychology of climate change.

The evening will be rounded off with dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a keynote speech from popular former energy minister Charles Hendry MP. See the REA website for the full speaker line-up and if you wish to attend register here.

For further information:

Renewable Energy Association (REA)

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