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Projects delivered by Alan Caldwell Associates

2020 Delivery Group

The 2020 Delivery Group has been established by the Scottish Government to ensure that all sectors of Scotland's economy and civic society contribute fully to achieving the ambitious carbon reductions in the Climate Change Delivery Plan (find out more here). Alan is a member of the Finance Working Group chaired by Lady Susan Rice, Chair of the Lloyds Banking Group Scotland.

 

In November 2010 the meeting of the sub group was held in Comrie and included a high level seminar dedicated to securing investment for the community renewables revolution in Scotland.  This event fell hard on the heels of Comrie's own "Investment Fortnight' for their exciting low carbon plans featured in the Glasgow Herald business section (click here) .  Alan is currently discussing plans for a second, broader based, community finance seminar to be held this summer.

The 2020 Delivery Group is chaired by Ian Marchant, the Chief Executive of Scottish & Southern Energy.  At the launch of the Group in December 2009 Mr Marchant said:

"Climate change and delivering an economy based on securing sustainable energy sources are twin challenges for Scotland's environment, economy and people.  Government alone cannot hope to tackle these challenges.  This is where the proposal for the 2020 delivery group has come from; a view that those key people in Scotland who are in a position to contribute or influence action should work together"

Alan has been invited to contribute to the finance working group to bring his experience and knowledge of the community sector.  Much of Alan's recent work focuses on innovative financing for local communities to play their role in building a low carbon future.  Tapping into investment capital from the private and charitable sector for renewable energy projects, household energy reduction, green energy tarrifs and community based regeneration projects has given Alan an insight into the barriers and solutions in this sector.  Alan believes that communities have a vital role to play in meeting the government targets and giving politicians the permission they require to make the dramatic changes required to meet our targets of 42% carbon reduction by 2020 (see interview here).