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Emap to launch renewable energy show alongside RWM

The Resource and Waste Management (RWM) show is to have a sister exhibition run alongside it, focussing on renewable energy.

The Renewables Event will take place at Birmingham’s NEC on 11-12 September, alongside RWM and the Energy Event.

The show will look at renewable energy solutions for major end users such as major corporations, manufacturers, retailers and the public sector.

Experts will be on hand to discuss investment and payback periods, the technologies themselves as well as schemes and incentives available.

The show will focus on wind, solar PV, solar thermal, energy from waste, micro CHP, hydro, bioenergy- including biomass, biogas and biofuels, and ground source heat pumps.

Managing director of Emap’s environment portfolio Alison Jackson said research carried out by Emap since it bought the The Energy Event found that visitors wanted to learn more about commercial renewable energy opportunities.

Jackson said: “The timing for the show is perfect, as end users look to reduce energy bills and find low carbon solutions.

“Whilst the UK’s Renewable Energy Strategy means that it must generate 15% of energy from renewables by 2020, it is currently only achieving around 3%. Making businesses pay the cost of carbon emissions coupled with incentives such as feed-in tariffs means that UK businesses now have a better business case for investment. 

“There is still a lot of uncertainty and unease surrounding the justification of the massive investments required. Our show will inform end users, helping them to make the right decisions and purchase the right solutions.”

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