We host research workshops, academic conferences and practitioner events, including those convened by the Vanguard Network and the Scottish HNP Practitioner Group. Browse our events.

Energy Efficient Scotland pilots: experiences and lessons from Phase 1 and 2

Energy Efficient Scotland pilots: experiences and lessons from Phase 1 and 2 October 2018

Workshop on Scottish policy for energy efficiency and buildings June 2018

International Workshop on Publicly Owned Energy Companies

International Workshop on Publicly Owned Energy Companies May 2018

Workshop to consider existing and proposed models of public ownership of different aspects of energy systems, across different scales and in different contexts, drawing on examples from the UK and the rest of Europe.

Energy and Society Network Seminar: “Making a market for low-carbon retrofit services in the Netherlands: on the role of private, public and civic market devices” March 2018

The next Energy and Society Network seminar will take place on Friday 23 March 2018, 3.30pm-5pm.

District Energy Vanguards Network: Developing Your Business Case January 2018

SPREEE meeting on Heat January 2018

Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SPREEE) meeting on the theme of heat

What We Know about Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems

What We Know about Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems November 2017

Report launch and policy workshop, London

Local Authorities and Energy Investments: Challenging Research?

Local Authorities and Energy Investments: Challenging Research? June 2017

Local Authorities and Energy: Research Findings Challenge Workshop Investments, Birmingham

Scottish Consultation Events on Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating

Scottish Consultation Events on Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating March 2017

Inverness and Edinburgh

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) Evaluation –  Kick-off local authority workshop

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) Evaluation – Kick-off local authority workshop February 2017

University of Edinburgh

Stratego Project local district heating stakeholder events

Stratego Project local district heating stakeholder events June 2016

Seven local authority-led events, focusing on key parts of their strategic approach to district heating development.

District Energy Vanguards Network: Heat Networks Investment Programme and District Energy Procurement Agency April 2016

District Energy Vanguards Network: Financial Plans, Building a Heat Tariff and Heat Metering July 2015

District Energy Vanguards Network: What Works for District Energy Business Models in Britain? December 2014

Academic Workshop on Sustainable Heating Provisions and Cities: Theory, Practice and Future Implications

Academic Workshop on Sustainable Heating Provisions and Cities: Theory, Practice and Future Implications October 2014

Workshop to examine the current state of social science knowledge about sustainable heating provisions in European cities.

District Energy Vanguards Network: Next Steps in Financing District Energy November 2013

District Energy Vanguards Network meet to discuss UK Gov Heat Strategy

District Energy Vanguards Network meet to discuss UK Gov Heat Strategy February 2013

The UK Government plans to publish its Heat Strategy in March 2013. DECC wished to test proposals relating to district heating with the members of the Vanguards Network. To this end the Vanguards met on Friday 15th February 2013, and were kindly hosted by Sheffield City Council at the Sheffield Town Hall.

District Energy Vanguards Network: Financing District Heating Initiatives May 2012

District Energy Vanguards Network: Leadership and Organisation for District Energy September 2011