Geothermal Conference Tackles Barriers to Growth
The future for energy saving geothermal schemes in Britain will be debated at a conference in London on 20th November. The event, organised by leading consultancy Zenith International, is the first specifically to address the barriers to UK geothermal growth. It will bring together regulators, industry experts and policy makers to discuss how best to encourage and manage the development of geothermal technology.
Speakers include: Michael Feliks, Deputy Director of Heat Policy at the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR); Mark Morton, Senior Policy Adviser at the Environment Agency; David Banks of Holymoor Consultancy; John Lindup of HRBC Consulting; Michael Foley of The Energy Practice; and Emily Flatt from OFGEM as well as Zenith geothermal experts. Sessions will cover policy drivers such as the UK renewable energy strategy and the existing framework for regulation before tackling the way forward and turning strategy into practice.
â€œThe current planning and regulatory framework does not effectively support the development of new geothermal schemes, even though they could significantly contribute to low carbon targets and greener buildings,â€ commented Zenith International Water & Environment Director Dr Ric Horobin. â€œWhile the sector continues to grow steadily, its increasing significance now requires a clear strategic regulatory direction that recognises the role it has to play within the mix of renewable energy sources.â€
The conference programme is designed for all those with an interest in the success of renewable energy systems, including policy makers, regulators, environmental consultants, property developers and contractors, public and planning authorities, building service engineers and suppliers.
For full programme details and to reserve a place, please visit www.zenithinternational.com/events or call 01225 327900.
Note for Editors
Zenithgeothermal, part of Zenith International, is the market leader in open loop heating and cooling (geothermal) system consultancy services and has advised on over 40 schemes in the last year alone. Success is achieved by understanding the interaction between thermal energy and natural groundwater systems and focusing on maximising the long term operational benefits of geothermal systems. Services include feasibility studies, design, regulatory compliance and project management.
For further information, please contact:
Isabel Lightfoot or Dr Ric Horobin, Zenith International Ltd
7 Kingsmead Square Bath BA1 2AB United Kingdom
t +44 (0)1225 327900 f +44 (0)1225 327901 zenithinternational.com