EDF host a packed-out fringe event at Scottish Labour Conference

EDF host a packed-out fringe event at Scottish Labour Conference

It was great to be with EDF Renewables at Scottish Labour Conference in Glasgow last week where they met with key UK and Scottish shadow cabinet members and party staffers, and held a packed-out fringe event on how to accelerate progress towards net zero. 

With a General Election soon around the corner, there is a definite energy around this conference season and this was certainly the case at the Scottish Labour Conference where there were a vast range of companies and organisations exhibiting, holding fringe events and attending the party’s Business Forum event. 

EDF Renewables’ fringe event at Scottish Labour Conference was a precursor to its soon-to-be-published manifesto for the UK General Election, which will call for better collaboration between whomever forms the next UK Government and the devolved administrations to overcome barriers to low-carbon energy deployment, such as the grid system, planning delays, and the supply chain. 

Sharing a panel with the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Ed Miliband MP as the conference opened on Friday morning, our client Lindsey Southworth highlighted the vast contribution of EDF Renewables and other renewable companies to the UK economy and employment, as well as encouraging progress towards stretching net zero targets. 

Later in the day, over 50 conference delegates, councillors and journalists attended EDF Renewables’ fringe event to hear from the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Just Transition Sarah Boyack, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack and EDF Renewables Chief Technical Officer Yusuf Patel on the opportunities and challenges on the path to net zero. 

Being part of one of the world’s largest clean energy companies and as a renewable energy leader in Scotland, we are pleased to support EDF Renewables in its engagement with all parties and governments, in what will be a major year for UK and Scottish politics.