What do we need to do to secure a clean green and affordable energy future? On 19th February we’re holding a panel discussion with the University of Birmingham People & Planet Society to answer that very question. With the Energy Bill currently going through parliament, we stand at a crucial point in the UK’s energy policy. So come and join us to discuss what is needed, and help us put pressure on our politicians to make sure it happens!

The discussion, which forms part of the Clean British Energy campaign and the Energy Bill Revolution, will tackle the issues of fuel poverty and renewable energy, asking what we need to do to move forward on both these vital subjects.

Our panel is being chaired by Graeme Brown, Regional Business Editor of the Birmingham Post and Mail, and features some of the most knowledgeable speakers, including Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner Guy Shrubsole MP for Selly Oak Steve McCabe, Lorraine Gumbs from Warm Zones and Rosemary Coyne a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham as well as co-ordinator of the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership and project manager of the Birmingham & Solihull Cheaper Energy Together collective switch campaign! Each speaker will be outlining what they’d most like to see from energy policy locally or nationally, as well as answering searching questions from our audience.

The panel discussion starts at 7pm in the Guild of Students’ Council Chambers at the University of Birmingham. Click here for a map of the venue location. The discussion is free to attend, but we’re asking people to register beforehand if possible, so we have an idea of numbers! Follow this link to register your attendance.

Alongside this, we’re also holding photo exhibition of inspiring pictures of renewable energy showcasing the best entries to a competition organised run by Friends of the Earth and Good Energy. The exhibition will be on all week from the 18th-22nd February in the Guild of Students. These events feature as part of a People & Planet’s Go Green Week at the University of Birmingham. Check out their Facebook event page to see what other amazing events and activities they have lined up!

See you at the discussion, and thank you for helping us campaign for a clean green and affordable energy future!