Glasgow summit hailed a success

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon delivers her keynote address

The 2018 All-energy conference has been hailed a roaring success by the event organiser.

Four government ministers joined more than 7,000 other people in Glasgow for the biggest annual renewable and low-carbon energy exhibition and conference in the UK.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Transport and the Islands Minister Humza Yousaf addressed delegates on the first day at last week’s event, while Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse and UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry spoke about Scotland’s growing green energy pedigree on the second day.

Deals were also done, such as Xodus Group and Atlantis Resources signing a memorandum of understanding to develop a project in Japan.

Event director Jonathan Heastie said: “We were delighted to welcome all four ministers to the show, which – as the first minister pointed out – encompassed all four of All-Energy’s pillars: renewable power, low-carbon heating, energy efficiency and low-carbon transport.

“The basic statistics speak for themselves; more than 300 exhibiting companies, over 460 speakers and a record 46 academic posters.

“All of this encouraged a total attendance of 7,027 over the two days, including developers, utilities, investors, local government, energy end users, and representatives from the full supply chain.

“We will be surveying attendees . . . but it is always a delight to be on the receiving end of post-event emails bringing with them compliments as well as suggestions for areas to be looked at.”