Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Conference is back for 2017

March 24th, 2017



The 2017 Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Conference will take place on April 26 and 27 in Stirling and is a must-attend event in the local energy calendar.

CARES has been established by the Scottish Government to encourage local and community ownership of renewable energy across Scotland. This year the CARES conference will focus on the Scottish Government’s Draft Energy Strategy and the delivery of local energy projects. Scotland’s draft Energy Strategy was published in January, setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future energy system in Scotland.

The event is organised by Local Energy Scotland which is a consortium made up of Scarf, The Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, The Energy Agency and The Wise Group. Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) with support for delivery from Ricardo Energy & Environment.

The agenda is designed to allow delegates to choose to attend on one or both days, attendees will hear from Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, as well as panel sessions featuring leading figures in the sector. There will be the opportunity to find out about available funding and support, as well as network with colleagues at our popular conference dinner.

The event is free to attend but booking is advised as spaces fill up fast.

To find out more and to book visit or call free on 0808 808 2288.