Date:Thursday 12th May, 2011
Venue:TCPA, 17 Carlton House, London SW1Y 5AS
'Interesting and useful.'
Lesley Stoner (Wycombe District Council)
`Very informative and practical.'
Adrian McKeon (EasyTown)
`Very informative and useful session covering a wide ranging subject.'
Jon Beeson (Severn Trent Water)
Feel confident in communicating and discussing all aspects of renewable energy systems.
It will give you a clear understanding of the key systems and future direction of renewable energy. It will outline important issues surrounding the communication of large and small scale renewable energy systems, on answering difficult questions and how to support people looking to make decisions about installing renewable energy systems.
People attending this course will learn how to:
1) Discuss and explain the role and importance of renewable energy systems in a low carbon future.
2) Make a case for a local renewable energy project to the media, local people or a group of councillors.
3) Describe in plain English the merits, and the potential problems, of the various types of renewable energy systems (wind, solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass) .
4) Answer critical questions in ways that will help those who are confused or uncertain to see these systems in a positive light.
5) Feel confident in supporting people looking to make decisions about installing a system for their home, business or community organisation.
Who should attend?
The course is suitable for anyone keen to get their facts straight on a variety of renewable energy systems and how to communicate them effectively. Whether you are a business looking to increase your quality of advice, a local authority or organisation promoting the use of renewables, or an independent consultant looking to increase your knowledge, this course will provide you with the key skills needed.
Sandra Hayes is an experienced trainer and project manager who has worked in the renewable energy sector for over 10 years. Employed by the National Energy Foundation (NEF), Sandra has developed and delivered a large number of training courses related to renewable energy. Sandra also has extensive experience of attending public events and communicating on the subject of renewable energy with the general public.
During her time at NEF Sandra has delivered a number of projects including the DEFRA funded Log Pile and the EU funded Pellets@las, a project to promote the update of wood pellets across the EU. On a personal level Sandra is part of the Transition Wolverton Energy Group which actively promotes the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy within the local community.
Chris Church has worked in the voluntary sector and as a consultant for over 25 years. He is an experienced advisor on community and sustainable development issues, with a wide range of experience at international, national, and community level. He is an associate of the Community Development Foundation and a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission. Chris is chair of the UK Local Carbon Communities Network.
Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, Groundwork, the European Union TACIS programme, Surfers Against Sewage and many local councils. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.
£395: Business Rate
£288: Large Charities, Public Sector and Small Businesses
£130: Small Charities and Independent Consultants
£20: Concessionary rate for students, pensioners and unemployed. Please send a £20 cheque to Talk Action, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT to secure a place.
Bespoke courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.
Prices include a vegan/vegetarian lunch, fair-trade refreshments and networking time.
For bookings and further information, please contact:
Tel: 0207 324 4774
The venue is fully accessible with wheelchair-accessible lavatory facilities.
Supported by: Environment Job (www.environmentjob.co.uk).