Energy to be focus of Fife Chamber event

The Edinburgh International Science Festival unveiled the events programme for this year at the City Art Centre. Pictured is one of the guests blowing a windmill standing alongside a wind turbine which formed part of a display to illustrate renewable energy. 12th February 2009. Picture by JANE BARLOW

The Edinburgh International Science Festival unveiled the events programme for this year at the City Art Centre. Pictured is one of the guests blowing a windmill standing alongside a wind turbine which formed part of a display to illustrate renewable energy. 12th February 2009. Picture by JANE BARLOW

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Fife Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunchtime business event to showcase Fife’s prowess at the forefront of the renewable energy sector.

Sponsored by Forth Energy and Scottish and Southern Energy, the event will take place at the Carnegie College Whitlock Centre in Rosyth from 12 noon until 2pm on Thursday the 24th March, with presentations from guest speakers from each organisation.

As demand increases for renewable energy and the desire for better carbon accountability grows, businesses are being forced to improve their energy efficiency and to investigate all of the opportunities that renewable resources can provide.

Scottish and Southern Energy are involved in both energy efficiency and the installation of micro renewables for domestic and business premises. Marie Ward, National Development Manager for Scotland will give a presentation on the opportunities and technologies that exist, the benefits these can bring to businesses and the funding that is available for people thinking of switching to renewable energy technologies.

Forth Energy, a joint venture between Forth Ports and Scottish and Southern Energy, have submitted an application to the Scottish Government for consent to develop a biomass fuelled renewable electricity and heat plant at the Port of Rosyth. The plant will generate low carbon electricity and be capable of providing low carbon heat to the local area. Calum Wilson, Managing Director will give a presentation on the proposed development followed by a question and answer session.

The event commences at 12 noon and there will be an opportunity to network over a buffet lunch after the presentations. Places can be booked online at www.fifechamber.co.uk.