The Scotsman Conferences: Kick-starting Scotland’s Green Economic Recovery

May 13, 2021
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Date(s) - May 13, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


What steps must Scotland take to ensure the green recovery from Covid-19 is meaningful – and delivers genuine economic growth alongside environmental benefit?

This webinar takes a practical look at the clean energy sector – and poses three specific questions in areas crucial to making that green recovery real:

PROJECTS: Which successful clean energy projects can be scaled up and replicated across Scotland – and potentially beyond?

INVESTMENT: Where is investment most badly needed to deliver clean energy infrastructure – and how do we deploy funds quickly and smartly?

SUPPLY CHAIN: What are the live opportunities for supply chain companies – and how can small businesses take advantage?

Join clean energy experts:

  • Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables
  • Joanne Allday, Senior Executive at Port of Cromarty Firth
  • Jacqueline Redmond, Non-Executive Director, Scottish National Investment Bank and Executive
  • Director, PNDC – Whole Energy Systems Innovator
  • Mike Smith, CEO, NECCUS
  • Richard Cockburn, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Hosted by David Lee

If you are a supply chain business, an investor, a developer or a business looking to join Scotland’s clean energy revolution, this event is for you.

The event is hosted by The Scotsman and law firm Womble Bond Dickinson.

Find more information and register to attend here.

Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise