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SHREC 2022 and the renewable energy awards will both be held virtually on Thursday, June 23.
SHREC 2022 and the renewable energy awards will both be held virtually on Thursday, June 23.

Don't forget to register your attendance in time for June's Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC) and the Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards.

Both events take place on Thursday, June 23 and will be held in a virtual format meaning geography is no barrier to those who wish to attend or contribute.

The conference programme gets under way at noon and brings together specialists from the worlds of business, politics and academia to look at the challenges and opportunities the drive towards a net-zero future will mean for our region.

SHREC 2022 takes the theme: The Time is Now, inspired in part by Glasgow hosting the UN climate crisis conference COP26 towards the end of last year.

Topics under discussion include a look back at the findings of COP26, how a just transition to a net-zero economy can be achieved, and how well placed the Highlands and Islands are to deliver renewable energy solutions which can be exported to the rest of the world.

As with the traditional physical event, there will still be an opportunity to network with fellow virtual attendees before the main programme gets under way.

Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Day has once again been made possible by the partnership of Executive publisher HNM and leading law firm Harper Macleod LLP.

To find out more and to register to attend the conference, visit Harper Macleod’s events page at https://events.harpermacleod.co.uk/events

Following the conference, the annual renewable energy awards take place and will celebrate the very best of the Highlands and Islands' green energy sector.

There are eight awards which cover all aspects of the renewable energy sector, from projects and industry suppliers to individuals and organisations that have made a significant impact on the sector and communities.

The categories are:

  • Best supplier to onshore renewables.
  • Best supplier to offshore renewables.
  • Best public sector collaboration.
  • Most promising individual.
  • Best natural capital project.
  • Best community energy project.
  • Best onshore renewable energy project.
  • Outstanding achievement award.

The deadline for entries to the awards has passed and now the hard work of the judging panel begins!

All the winners will be announced at the online ceremony, which is hosted by broadcaster and Highland News and Media (HNM) columnist Nicky Marr.

The awards begin at 6.30pm.

To register to attend the online event, visit www.hnmedia.co.uk/ renewable-energy-day


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