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South Western and South Wales

Welcome to the South Western and South Wales branch page

Welcome to the South Western and South Wales branch page.

The SW&SW branch is collaborating closely with the SW&SW YPN to develop activities across the region, particularly in and around Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford. The branch has also recently created a South West Peninsular group, incorporating places such as Exeter and Falmouth. If you would like to join the committee, please do get in touch. We hope to see you at a local event soon.

Hear about our upcoming events by subscribing to our mailing list here.

Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email southwestsouthwales@energyinst.org.

Phil Warren MEI Chartered Energy Manager
Position: Chair
Paul Hancock CEng MEI
Position: Vice Chair
Rhys Roberts
Position: Treasurer
James Snelgrove AMEI
Position: Hon Secretary

Events and training

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Publications and documents

Latest news

Closure of Aberthaw will leave just three UK coal-fired power plants

1-08-2019
RWE has taken the decision to close its 1,560 MW Aberthaw B coal-fired power station in South Wales – the proposed date of closure is 31 March 2020 and consultation with affected staff and employee representatives will now begin.  The closure is the latest of many, and will leave just thre...

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Australia ‘set to achieve over 50% renewable energy’ by 2030

14-06-2019
Australia is on track to generate 52% of electricity in its National Electricity Market (NEM) from renewable sources by 2030, even if there are no changes in federal policy, according to a new report by energy analysis firm Reputex.The uptake in renewables is primarily driven by state energy targets...

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Government should get serious about CCUS – BEIS Committee

27-05-2019
The government needs to move away from ‘vague and ambiguous’ targets and give a clear policy direction to ensure that the UK seizes the industrial and decarbonisation benefits of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), according to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee in a ...

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UK government should ‘green light’ carbon capture technology, say MPs

25-04-2019
The UK government needs to move away from vague and ambiguous targets and give a clear policy direction to ensure the UK seizes the industrial and decarbonisation benefits of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), says the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee in a report publi...

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One more coal plant goes down – EDF’s 2 GW Cottam plant to close

12-02-2019
Fifty years of generation at the 2,000 MW coal-fired power station at Cottam in North Nottinghamshire will end on 30 September, as a result of the drive to decarbonise the electricity sector.The decision reflects the challenging market conditions over the last few years – Cottam is understood to hav...

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