Community Energy Drinks

Date:
12 Sep 16
Time:
6:00pm
Region:
London
Location:
EC1, London
Energy type:
All
Event type:
Creative, Workshop
Host:
Forum for the Future
Cost:
Free
This is a past event, you can no longer book tickets.

From batteries to blockchain - which technologies have the potential to disrupt or revolutionise community energy?

As part of Community Energy Fortnight, Forum for the Future will be hosting their quarterly network Energy Drinks with a special community energy theme - an evening for community energy enthusiasts, practitioners, innovators and change agents.

We’ll be joined by Brett Scott, a leading writer and researcher in the field of alternative finance and the transformative potential of blockchain technology, and Robin Morris, an expert in community renewables and storage solutions and co-founder of Energy Local. Will Dawson, our own Head of Energy will try and keep things in order.

Come and join a lively discussion about the future direction of the community energy movement and the new technologies it could deploy.

 

Speakers

Brett Scott is an independent consultant and researcher in the field of alternative finance and financial reform. He is the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance (2013), produced the 2016 UNRISD report on blockchain technology, and has worked with a wide range of NGOs, student groups and startups on new approaches to financial systems. He has written for publications such as New Scientist, Wired Magazine, The Guardian and CNN.com. He is a fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab and an Associate of the Institute for Social Banking. He tweets as @suitpossum

Robin Morris is a director and co-founder of Energy Local, developing models to enhance community cohesion and boost the value retained by local energy systems. He is responsible for technical aspects of the InnovateUK-supported trial in Watchfield and Shrivenham. Robin is working with Oxford City Council and AEA-Ricardo on the EDIS energy signatures project, creating tools for better understanding to help local authorities and energy companies design affordable warmth programmes. He is the author of the Low Carbon East Oxford report to the Chesshire Lehman Fund, Fuel poverty correlation: Oxford case study.  Robin is Chair of the Energy Group, an Institute of Physics members' group.

 

 


 

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