INNOVATERENWABLES took place in May 2018 at Perth Concert Hall, and engaged with Scotland's renewable and sustainable industries. With the Scottish Governments Energy Strategy setting a target of delivering half of Scotland's future heat, transport and electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030, we asked, what are the benefits to business and communities in embracing a renewable and sustainable future? 

VisitScotland were joined by:

Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables.

Claire has been Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the representative voice of Scotland's renewable energy industry, since October 2017. She is responsible for leading the organisation's work to grow Scotland's renewables sector and sustain its position at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.  Claire is a member of the First Minister's Energy Advisory Board and the Renewables Industry Advisory Group.  Before joining Scottish Renewables, Claire was Director of Policy and Place at the Scottish Council for Development. She has previously worked in various roles at Ofcom in Scotland, focusing on economic regulation of telecoms, radio spectrum and the mail market while also looking at developing digital participation of individuals and businesses.

Dr Darren McCauley, Director, St Andrews University Sustainability Institute.

Dr McCauley specialises in interdisciplinary approaches towards energy issues, engaging with both natural and social scientists. His research interests focus on energy policy, especially nuclear, biomass and oil and gas. He has published in a range of outlets and completed public and private funded projects.  After completing his PhD in 2008, Dr McCauley held full time lectureships in Environmental Geography at Trinity College Dublin, Politics at Queens University Belfast, Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Stirling and Georgetown University in Washington DC.