CLA experts to signpost opportunities for landowners and farmers at Energy Expo


CLA national renewable energy adviser Tom Beeley, rural surveyors, insurance specialists and members of the CLA’s Midlands team will be on stand 26 at Energy Expo, the national renewable energy event aimed specifically at farmers and landowners, which takes place at Telford International Centre on 10/11 February.

CLA Vice President Mark Bridgeman will also be chairing the opening key note session on the second day.

The event aims to showcase opportunities in the renewable energy sector, but the CLA says that a raft of changes to incentives and support have left people confused as to where those opportunities now lie.

CLA national renewable energy adviser Tom Beeley said; “Visitors can be forgiven for thinking that opportunities for on-farm renewable energy have disappeared as we have seen great upheaval and uncertainty since last year’s election.

“However, the Government has now published its response to the wide ranging review of Feed in Tariff which reigned back on some of the original proposals and provides some much needed clarity.

“The changes will make it harder – but not impossible – for projects to achieve financial viability, and farmers and landowners remain well positioned to benefit from renewable energy.

“The key message is to be proactive and take early advice. Energy is a fast changing sector due to variable policy, falling technology costs, innovation and highly variable grid costs. As such, opportunities can come and go quickly and being prepared and able to react quickly will be vital.”

The organisation, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, says that those wishing to get the latest information should attend the Energy Now Expo as it offers a great opportunity to speak with experts face to face and see the various technologies on offer.

For further information and to pre-register visit or call 01905 616665

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