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.

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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

"A how-to guide on customer-centricity in the energy industry” EI South Wales YPN

26-09-2019
This event aims to discuss the topics surrounding customers in the energy industry and how different organisations are going back to the drawing board in order to put the customer first. We will hear from two companies, Surple and SeroEnergy about their ambitions for a more customer-centric energy s...

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SWSW Branch AGM

29-09-2020
Online bookings are now closed. Please contact southwestsouthwales@energyinst.org to secure a place for the AGM.

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EI LIVE free YPN webinar | Riding the Energy Efficiency Wave

14-10-2020
Registration for this event has now closed - if you would still like to attend, please email ypnswsw@energyinst.org for the webinar details.

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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

Largest yet subsidy-free solar power project planned for Kent

7-06-2020
The government has given development consent for what, when built, will be the UK’s largest solar park yet. With a generating capacity of up to 350 MW, the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park – a solar PV array and electrical storage and connection installation – is to be built on the North Kent coast n...

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Australia eyes green transformation with renewables, hydrogen

18-05-2020
Australia has the unique opportunity to accelerate the transition to a renewable economy while creating new jobs for communities dependent on coal extraction, according to two new studies by leading NGOs. The first report: Start with steel: A practical plan to support carbon workers and cut emissio...

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Fiddler's Ferry and Aberthaw coal plants reach the end of the road

3-04-2020
The iconic Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station near Warrington in Cheshire finally ended operation on 31 March, following nearly 50 years of generation. The power station became fully operational in 1973 and, at its peak, had a generating capacity of 2,000 MW – producing enough electricity...

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Highest ever UK winter and annual temperatures in 2019

25-01-2020
Last year, 2019, was a year of extremes – record-breaking heat and rain, along with notable spells of cold and windy weather, according to the Met Office. It was unusual in containing two all-time temperature highs – the warmest winter day on record (21.2°C at Kew Gardens on 26 February) and th...

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OGUK calls for urgent action to progress UK CCUS

3-12-2019
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has published its second Energy Transition Outlook Report, which calls for urgent action to progress low carbon technologies critical to the UK and Scottish government’s net zero ambitions. It says government and industry must work together to progress to the next stage five ke...

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