Energy from waste

Energy from waste

15 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30


Organised with the Renewable Energy Association (REA)

Chair: Mark Sommerfeld, Policy Manager, Renewable Energy Association (REA)

Janet McVea, Head of Zero Waste Unit, Scottish Government 

Successes of CoGen at home and overseas
Ian Brooking, CEO, CoGen 

Learnings from a first of its kind UK waste gasification demonstration plant
Paul Winstanley, Project Manager, Energy Technologies Institute 

What does the future hold fo the UK's growing green gas sector 
Tom Matthews, Senior Manager, PPA, Good Energy 

Assessing and financing green EfW projects
Adrian Barnes, Manager, Green Investment Ratings 

Financing waste to energy projects
Gauri Kasbekar-Shah, Director, Project and Infrastructure Financing, RBS

Q&A and panel discussion 

Programme subject to change 


  • Paul Winstanley


    Project Manager

    Energy Technologies Institute

    Paul Winstanley is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years\' experience. He has successfully delivered a range of projects for some of the largest UK...

  • Mark Sommerfeld


    Policy Manager

    Renewable Energy Association (REA)

    Mark Sommerfeld has managed policy and regulation across both generation and retail renewable energy projects for over six years. He joined the...

  • Tom Matthews


    Senior Manager, PPA

    Good Energy

    Tom heads up Good Energy’s PPA team. After studying Energy Engineering at the University of Birmingham, his focus moved to wholesale energy markets,...

  • Ian Brooking




    Ian is a serial entrepreneur, having set up and been the driving force behind a number of UK businesses across multiple sectors. His experience...

  • Janet McVea


    Head of Zero Waste Unit, Environment and Forestry Directorate

    Scottish Government

    Janet took up post as Head of the Zero Waste Unit in the Environmental Quality and Circular Economy Division at Scottish Government in September...

  • Gauri Kasbekar-Shah




    Gauri has been working on project finance transactions for the past 15 years focussing mainly on the power and renewables sector and played a pivotal...