CEL Conference 2019

CEL Conference 2019

Community Energy London Conference 2019:


Thursday June 27, 5.30pm – 9pm

City Hall, London (Committee Room 4 & 5)

#CommunityEnergy #ClimateEmergency

Nearly 100 councils across the country have now declared Climate Emergency. In London this includes the boroughs of Greenwich, Lambeth, Newham, Haringey, Ealing, Tower Hamlets, Southwark Waltham Forest, Islington and also the Greater London Authority. In addition, petitions are now in place for similar action in Camden, Hounslow, Croydon ,Merton, Redbridge and Westminster.

Community energy groups across London have been actively working in their areas to deliver innovative carbon reduction and fuel poverty alleviation projects. The Mayor has supported groups through the introduction of the London Community Energy Fund (LCEF) with other 30 projects now under development across the capital – and more projects planned. A further round of funding under the LCEF is anticipated shortly.

Community Energy in a Climate Emergency will explore how councils and communities can work together to deliver energy and climate projects and – set out longer-term strategies to move towards zero carbon.


5.30pm Registration

6pm  Welcome

Syed Ahmed, Chair, Community Energy London @CommEnergyLDN @energyforlondon

6.05  Community Energy: State of the Sector

Emma Bridge, CEO Community Energy England @emmabridge_1 @Comm1nrg

6.15 Community Energy Action in Walworth

Toby Costin, Community Renewable Energy Wandsworth (CREW) @CREWEnergyLDN

6.25 Community Energy Action in Camden

Tanuja Pandit, Power Up North London (PUNL) @PowerUpNLdn @TanujaPandit ‏

6.35 Community Energy Action in Battersea

Toby Costin, Community Renewable Energy Wandsworth (CREW) @CREWEnergyLDN


6.55  Retrofitting London’s Buildings

Russell Smith Director, RetrofitWorks Cooperative @RetrofitRuss @parityprojects

7.05  Climate Emergency in Haringey

Joe Baker, Head of Carbon Management, Haringey Council @haringeycouncil

7.15 Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: Q&A Panel

  • Chair Afsheen Rashid, Repowering London @Afsheen_Rashid @RepowerLondon
  • Alex Hartley, South East London Community Energy (SELCE) @alexharteco1 @SELonCommEnergy
  • Joe Baker, Head of Carbon Management, Haringey Council @haringeycouncil
  • Russell Smith Director, RetrofitWorks Cooperative @RetrofitRuss @parityprojects
  • Mika Minio-Paluello, Labour Energy Forum @mikaminio @labour_energy
  • Dr Sylvia Baron, Programme Manager, Energy Efficiency team, GLA @LDN_environment

7.45 Decentralising Energy & Communities

Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter @exeterepg

8pm  Close

8 – 9pm  Drinks and Networking