Zero carbon solutions: Leading by example in Yorkshire

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
Online event


This seminar will highlight a selection of projects and initiatives that are at the forefront of creating a zero carbon green economy in our region demonstrating how net zero adds value to communities, business and the ecology.

The seminar will capture how a solar farm is working with the community and industry to realise the net zero vision. The event will also be used to talk though some of the ecological benefits that are being achieved alongside the development of this Local Energy Network. The reflections will help others understanding how natural environments can benefit allowing habit regrowth, with return and recovery of species that could have otherwise been driven out of the environment.

A range of speakers will discuss what is happening on the ground and the potential of the net zero economy the benefits for communities. An emphasis in this seminar is placed on whole community involvement and how business leaders are working alongside others to replenish and transform local areas.

Speakers include;

Haigh Hall Solar Farm

Having used photovoltaics to power large scale manufacturing operations for half a decade, those involved are now positioned to take advantage of hydrogen, low energy buildings, and greater community involvement.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP)

Zero Carbon Initiatives at CCEP including supporting expansion plans at Haigh Hall Farm to supply 20% of their production site's electricity.

WSP (Planning Consultants) and Smithers Purslow (Architects)

Future development of the Solar Farm site including the regeneration of a methodist chapel into a community space. Benefits of using solar.


Green energy investment.

Otley Energy

Otley Energy is a Community Benefit Society, developing net zero business models run primarily for the benefit of the community.

Dr Fiona Fylan, Leeds Sustainability Institute

Hydrogen solutions and work with Northern Gas Networks.

Register to attend

Please note, upon registering a link will be sent to you to join the seminar.