Invite to Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association Commons Event

Solar Power - Understanding The UK Opportunity

Wednesday 29th June, 2:30pm-5:00pm, Attlee Suite, Portcullis, House of Commons rsvp events@solar-trade.org.uk.

Internationally solar moves so fast it’s hard to keep up.  But just as Germany, Italy, China and Japan are ramping up their solar ambitions the UK industry is in turmoil.  To understand how critical solar is for our future please join REA and STA for this important event including recent analysis by AT Kearney and Ernst & Young on solar in the UK.  After the presentations please join us for drinks to discuss the UK industry's future and next steps.

Agenda with confirmed speakers:

Dr Murray Cameron, European Photovoltaic Industry Association  - Presentation of AT Kearney Study into solar competitiveness in 5 major EU countries, and European perspective

Dr Jim Fitzgerald, Ernst & Young – presentation of recent Ernst & Young UK Solar Outlook report.

Caroline Lucas MP - reactions to EPIA and E&Y studies and current UK solar ambitions

Norman Lamb MP,  Chief Parliamentary and Political Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP and Assistant Government Whip – reactions and Liberal Democrat perspective on solar

Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change - Opposition reaction and perspective on solar 

Ray Noble, Solar Trade Association – what is needed to get solar back on track in the UK?

Alan Simpson, Sustainble Energy Adviser to Friends of the Earth – NGO perspective

Chris Witte, Kingspan - The Kingspan story, a case study of major manufacturing, growth and job creation now at risk.

Q&A with diverse audience, Chaired by REA Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell.  Drinks and networking from 4pm until 5pm.

Please rsvp to events@solar-trade.org.uk

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