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The Low Carbon Agriculture Show has announced that its second Digital Insights webinar will discuss the pressing issue of ‘Opportunities for Renewable Energy on Farms’. 

Following on from the successful launch of the first Digital Insights webinar in September, with over 220 people registered on the ‘Reaching Net Zero in Agriculture’ themed session, the next renewables-focussed webinar takes place between 18:00 – 18:45 on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Key industry speakers will discuss the most viable on farm renewable energy solutions to consider and invite questions from the audience.

Speakers for the October Digital Insights session, once again being hosted by the show’s organiser David Jacobmeyer, include:

  • Nina Skorupska CBE FEI, chief executive, REA (The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology)
  • Darren Edwards, partner and head of sustainable energy, Fisher German

Questions can be submitted ahead of the session by emailing info@lowcarbonagricultureshow.co.uk, or by tweeting or posting using the hashtag #LowCarbonAgri. 

The monthly Digital Insights sessions will run on the following dates:

  • October 14, 2020 – Opportunities for Renewable Energy on Farms
  • November 18, 2020 – Innovations in Agri-Tech
  • December 16, 2020 – Low Carbon Transport
  • January 20, 2021 – Environmental Land Management (ELM)
  • February 17, 2021 – Show Preview

To register for LCA Digital Insights for free, visit www.lowcarbonagricultureshow.co.uk/lca-digital.

“Our first ‘Reaching Net Zero in Agriculture’ webinar was a great success, with fantastic engagement,” said Low Carbon Agriculture Show’s organiser and Energy Now publisher David Jacobmeyer.

“The expert panel tackled a considerable number of questions on issues including carbon measurement and storage, policy requirements, and the role of renewables. The polls carried out highlighted the appetite from farmers to decarbonise the agricultural sector, with 64.9% of those who voted stating that they are planning to invest in electric or biofuelled vehicles or machinery and 85.7% declaring that they think net zero by 2040 is possible, as is stated in the NFU’s ‘Achieving Net Zero’ ambitions,” he said.

Digital Insights are hosted by Low Carbon Agriculture Show, which takes place on March 9 and 10, 2021 at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh.

Formerly Energy and Rural Business Show, the event has rebranded, relocated and reasserted its focus to ensure that practical solutions to tackling climate change through the generation of renewable energy, the implementation of low carbon initiatives and best practice in both environmental and carbon management, take centre stage.

More information on the event can be found at www.lowcarbonagricultureshow.co.uk.


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