Practice director to present at Gas to Power 2013

Ricardo Energy & Environment’s practice director for energy and climate change Heather Haydock will provide insights on the role of gas within the UK energy mix at the Gas to Power 2013 conference today (September 17th).

Organised by Gas to Power Journal, the event will address how to secure low carbon power generation in the UK. Heather will join speakers from the European Commission and the Confederation of British Industry to present at the first session of the conference which provides an energy market review.

Heather’s talk will cover the medium and longer-term challenges facing the UK as it seeks to balance its energy security, economic and climate change priorities. She will also address the UK view on gas security of supply and the economics of gas and coal for power generation.

Other sessions at the conference will address policy developments, infrastructure needs and financing challenges. Speakers at the event include representatives from Centrica, Combined Heat & Power Association, Ofgem, Green Alliance, Lloyds Bank and the Green Investment Bank.

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Leading environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment has grown by around 20 percent in Scotland over the past year.
Ricardo Energy & Environment is currently working on a number of projects in Scotland across resource efficiency, carbon management, renewables and air quality. A major area of focus at present is supporting the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland in moving Scotland towards a zero waste economy and in particular providing support to SMEs to realise the substantial economic benefits available through resource efficiency.
Leadership by the Scottish government in important policy areas such as resource efficiency and the development of the Low Carbon Economic Strategy intends to increase the value of the low carbon goods and services sector to more than 10 percent of the Scottish economy by 2015, creating 60,000 green jobs. The Low Carbon Economic Strategy also aims to encourage Scottish companies to exploit commercial opportunities.
Jamie Pitcairn, director of Ricardo Energy & Environment in Scotland said: “The growth of Ricardo Energy & Environment in Scotland is a direct result of the country’s ambitious targets, supported by the policies and practical leadership of the Scottish government. We look forward to supporting both government agencies and the private sector in realizing the potential for a low carbon Scot