Talking renewables at Energy Now Expo

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Come and see us at Energy Now Expo – the only renewable energy event for farmers and landowners, taking place in Telford on 8-9 February. Exploring a wide range of technologies, including anaerobic digestion & biogas, biomass, heat Energy Now Expopumps, hydro, solar, wind and energy efficiency, it promises to be a very interesting and useful couple of days.

CAT will not only have a presence in the exhibition hall alongside 160 other suppliers and providers of renewable energy products and services, but also Zero Carbon Britain Co-ordinator Paul Allen will be taking part in a debate on the Welsh renewable energy sector, chaired by BBC Wales’ environment correspondent Steffan Messenger.

Paul will outline why there’s an urgent global need to reduce carbon emissions, drawing on his experience at last year’s UN Climate Summit in Marrakech, and the panellists will explore the future of the renewables sector in a ‘Question Time’ style debate, fuelled by questions from Welsh farmers put to them on the day. Any topics you would like to see discussed should be emailed to

Joining the debate will be Jennifer Pride, who leads the Renewable Energy team in the Welsh Government. Jennifer will outline the Welsh Government’s stance on renewable energy, in light of recent announcement proclaiming support for a low carbon economy.

Also taking part in the debate:

– Chris Brooks, farmer and renewable energy engineer from Westflight who believes Wales has all the natural resources to grow a sustainable, robust renewable energy industry;

– Gideon Carpenter senior policy advisor, hydropower, Natural Resource Wales, who believes that a change in philosophy from Welsh farmers is needed for future projects;

– Alistair Marsden, sales and marketing director from Dulas, who thinks there are many opportunities in solar and heat for farmers.

Energy Now Logo_redrawn_2015_OLOther attractions at the event include a new product development zone, a one-to-one renewables advice clinic, an energy storage zone and the education zone in which CAT will exhibit – come and see us!

Energy Now Expo takes place 8-9 February at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire. To attend the event for free providing you pre-register, visit or call 01293 854 405.

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