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2013

Angus Renewable Energy Showcase

25 April 2013

A free event will take place in Angus this weekend to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency options for homes, small businesses and the farming community.

The Renewable Energy Showcase will take place on Saturday, April 27 and has been organised by the University of Abertay Dundee, Angus Council, and Angus College, with support from the East of Scotland Rural Supply Chain Project.

Robert Crow, Environmental Project Officer at Abertay University’s Urban Water Technology Centre, said:

“This event will be a great opportunity for people to find out more about renewable energy, whether it’s how to use it for their business or in their homes.

“It’ll be a chance to meet people who have already incorporated renewables into their businesses, to find out how they did it, to discuss ideas for their own companies, and to receive guidance from a range of experts.”

Angus Council’s spokesperson on economic development, Councillor Mairi Evans, said:

“The increasing costs of oil and electricity, combined with the Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce energy and carbon commitments are key drivers for businesses and local communities to consider their energy usage on a day to day basis.

“I am delighted that the council has joined forces with Angus College and Abertay University, to bring this event to Angus, and I hope that businesses and individuals will come along on the day and learn about the steps they can take to save the environment and money.”

Experts and installers of a range of renewable technologies will be on hand at the event to discuss the costs and benefits of the systems available and answer questions.

Speakers representing local companies, Scottish Government supported agencies and educational institutes will provide an insight into the key issues and barriers affecting renewable energy developments, government incentives and the support that is available.

Grant Withers, business development director, Forster Group, said:

“To meet the challenges of adapting to a low carbon economy in Scotland, Angus businesses have the opportunity to engage with the available renewable business opportunities at an early stage, thus maintaining a competitive advantage.”

Bill Watson, owner at Angus Biofuels, added:

“The development of a renewable energy company can present many barriers initially. However, the time taken to gather background information can prove beneficial in the long term.”

The event will take place at Forfar Mart, on Saturday, April 27 between 10am and 3pm with over 20 organisations exhibiting.

There are still free exhibition stand spaces available, if you are interested please contact Robert Crow on 01382 308738.

For more information, please visit localnet.abertay.ac.uk/events/ and enterprise.angus.ac.uk/events

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For media enquiries, please contact Kirsty Cameron T: 01382 308935 M: 07922041198 E: K.cameron@abertay.ac.uk

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