Conference agenda

Taking place on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at IET Austin Court, Birmingham, the theme of this timely conference is the strengthening role of the regions in the UK Energy System. More speakers are being announced daily but we wanted you to be the first to see what’s being discussed! The overall objective is to build […]

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Energy Capital Conference – book your place now

The Energy Capital conference will take place on Tuesday 27 November at IET Birmingham from 9am – 5pm. Book your place via: Energy Capital is the policy and delivery body for energy in the West Midlands, reporting to the Mayor. It’s a public-private partnership established by the West Midlands Combined Authority, Black Country LEP, Greater […]

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From analysis to delivery

Energy Capital’s role is to deliver the Regional Energy Commission Report’s recommendations. The roll out of Energy Innovation Zones within the West Midlands Combined Authority area is gathering pace. Energy Capital, accountable to West Midlands Combined Authority, held its first Board meeting on 6 June. Members represent the region’s three Local Enterprise Partnerships (public and […]

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The second industrial revolution is happening and it’s the transition to clean, green energy

In an interview with the New Statesman, Sir David King, former chief scientific advisor and chair of the West Midlands Regional Energy Policy Commission explained how the West Midlands can the lead the UK in a clean energy revolution. During the interview King answers questions about Energy Innovation Zones, a key recommendation outlined in the […]

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Energy Innovation Zones to be pioneered in the West Midlands
Powering West Midlands Growth

Energy Capital, together with The University of Birmingham and the Energy Systems Catapult, has unveiled a report making the case for the creation of Energy Innovation Zones (EIZs) in the West Midlands. The commission, which was chaired by Sir David King, calls for four pilot energy hubs to be located in Central Birmingham and Tyseley, […]

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The future of energy becomes a key discussion topic during the second witness session of the West Midlands Regional Energy Policy Commission
Second Witness Session

Sir David King and a panel of expert commissioners from industry, academia and policy met in the heart of Black Country to continue their work on the West Midlands Regional Energy Policy Commission. During this second witness session, the Commission reviewed the current energy market space and made considerations for how the supply, demand and […]

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Energy Capital Launch Vision and Work Plan

During the Energy Capital launch event, on 15th February, 2017, Matthew Rhodes, Chair of Energy Capital, revealed Energy Capital’s bold, new vision. Here is his speech in full: ‘Energy Capital is all about economic development – creating opportunities for the people and businesses of the West Midlands. There is both a significant economic opportunity and need […]

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