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South Western and South Wales YPN

Welcome to the South Western and South Wales YPN branch page

Welcome to the South Western and South Wales YPN 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.

To hear about upcoming YPN events subscribe to our mailing list here.

Committee contact

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

Callum Duffy
Position: Chair
Jonathan Ward AMEI
Position: Founding Chairman
Simon Gordon
Position: Treasurer
Ghazi Sarwat
Position: Secretary
Cameron Royle
Position: Events Officer, Oxford

Events and training

South West and South Wales YPN AGM

16-08-2018
The AGM will provide a great opportunity to see what is going on with the SWSW YPN and how you can get involved in the future to help create a strong network of energy young professionals in the South West and South Wales.

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Publications and documents

Energy Poster Comp Flyer 4

Flyer Template EI SWSW YPN

SWSW South Wales Hub Launch 2

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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