Renewable energy specialists at Carter Jonas in Peterborough are gearing up for the autumn conference and exhibition season, which, for the team in this specialist property sector, begins with The Dairy Event & Livestock Show on 07 & 08 September in Birmingham and culminates with Renewable UK 2010 in Glasgow in November (02nd – 04th).
These two events are the final dates in a year-long calendar of similar shows undertaken by Carter Jonas’s energy & marine team - which is headquartered in Peterborough - during which the firm has showcased its specialist expertise and services in the sphere of hydro-power, biogas generation as well as wind power and solar photovoltaic (solar PV) power.
Andrew Watkin, a partner and head of the Carter Jonas’s energy & marine team, confirms that strong levels of interest from businesses and property owners, has been established at events attended so far this year which have included All-Energy in May and Cereals 2010 in June and that interest in the renewable sector has been sustained over the summer, in the wake of the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) in April.
“The ongoing spending review by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will mean that making a sound business case for developments in the renewable sector will be imperative.
“At the forthcoming events, we will be showcasing our ‘Energy Index’ - the first report of its kind by any consultancy in the property sector which offers statistical analysis and comment on the relevant investment benefits and risks associated with the leading onshore methods of generating renewable energy – to demonstrate to audiences the importance of choosing the right technology in the context of site suitability, resources and finance available.
“We are finding that audiences at these events are looking for clarity in what can be a complex sector where articles of faith meet – and often clash – with policy and financial reality.”