The conference was held on 17 July 2012 in partnership with the University of Winchester and supported by Winchester City Council. It was a very well attended event, which presented the findings of a report on Renewable Energy in Winchester District. There were presentations on business-led and community-led options and debate and discussion about the way forward locally.

This page contains links to the information that was provided on the evening as well as copies of the presentations given.

The conference was opened with a talk from WinACC's chair Ernie Shelton and included the details of the report and why there is a need for renewable energy in Winchester. Click here for his presentation.

The two main speakers at the conference then addressed the different options.

Darren Cuming the Development Manager for EDF Renewable Energy projects will gave a short talk on developer-led approaches for renewable energy as they apply to Winchester. Click here for his presentation.

Whilst David Green, CEO and Founder of the Eco-Island Partnership CIC gave a short talk on community-led schemes for renewable energy from his experiences on the Isle of Wight. Click here for his presentation.

Attached are the questions asked on the table sheets at the event for the presentations by Ernie, Darren and David and we hope to have replies soon.

A full report detailing all the issues raised at the conference and ideas for the way forward will be published by the end of the month.

There was also an information pack available at the conference which included: a summary of purposes and agenda, summary of the impact renewable energy could have on Winchester's carbon footprint, a report on anaerobic digestion as a renewable energy, report on energy from wind in the UK, information on funding for community renewable energy projects, an opportunity to join WinACC and some Top Tips to cut your carbon footprint. All accessible by clicking on the links here or at the bottom of the page.