Wood Heat 2020 Goes Virtual
Wood Heat 2020 Goes Virtual1st October 2020
Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus the WHA and UK Pellet Council have taken the decision to move the Wood Heat Conference 2020 online with a series of sessions between 19th – 22nd October 2020.
These sessions shall be followed by a physical Wood Heat Conference in 2021, 30th – 31st March 2021 in Birmingham.
Join the WHA in October to hear from sector experts and contribute to the discussion on where next for biomass heat. The virtual conference will provide an opportunity to both consider the current status of the wood heat industry and look to the future. While UK heat policy continues to underestimate the potential for biomass, current heat proposals also fall well short of putting the UK on a pathway to meeting its decarbonisation targets. Continuing to demonstrate the crucial role biomass heat has to play in meeting this challenge will be a prominent theme throughout the four virtual sessions.
All who have already registered for Wood Heat 2020 will be able to attend both the virtual conference in October and the physical conference in March 2021 at no extra cost. New registrations are also very welcome.
Finally, the WHA thanks everyone for their patience as they put this conference together and deal with the unique challenges of this year. The WHA look forward to you joining them next month.
Wood Heat 2020 – Virtual Conference Agenda
Monday, 19th October – 10.30 – 12.00.
Biomass Heat Policy – What now?
A panel of industry policy experts and civil servants will provide an overview of the current status of heat policy and what could be coming down the line for the sector.
Tuesday, 20th October – 10.30 – 12.00
Growing UK Biomass Supply
Given consultations this year on the Environmental Land Management Scheme and the England Tree Strategy, this panel shall look at how the UK can look to increase its domestic bioenergy supply and what is needed to support its growth.
Wednesday 21st October – 10.30 – 12.00
Ensuring Quality – Improving Standards in Biomass Heat
Improving standards continues to be a key focus for the industry and was highlighted this year in the RHI “Ensuring a Sustainable Scheme” consultation. This session will look at what standards are being developed and what is still needed.
Thursday, 22nd October – 10.30 – 12.00
Next Steps for the Biomass Heat Industry
Join the discussion on what next for the wood heat in the UK. Presentations shall be provided by the UK Pellet Council, the REA/WHA and the Biomass Heat Works Campaign as we refocus our efforts on promoting the potential of biomass heat.
Details for joining the online sessions will be sent to all delegates who register to attend the event.