POWERING the future will be the theme of a combined exhibition and conference taking place at Worcester Guildhall this Saturday.

Organised by four local Transition groups, including Evesham and Pershore, “Powering the future towards sustainable energy” will start at 9.30am.

At 2.00pm the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Dr David Tibbutt, will welcome delegates back to the conference after the lunchtime break.

Eleven speakers and workshop leaders and eighteen exhibitors will be offering expert information, advice, products and services covering almost every aspect of sustainable and renewable energy in both the public and private arenas.

Keynote speaker, Liz Alston, sustainability manager at Worcestershire County Council said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in this event. The presentations by the various speakers and discussions afterwards will throw up a lot of ideas, and I urge everyone with an interest in the subject to come and join in.

“We really have got to get to grips with how we’re going to manage our future energy and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels”.

Paul Booth, one of the event organisers, added: “It’s a great opportunity to investigate renewable energy, energy saving and even how to localise energy supply.

“Come along whether you are a householder, business owner or member of a community group – there’ll be something of interest to everyone.”

The event is free, runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm, and visitors may drop in and out of the conference sessions and exhibition as they wish.

The four Transition groups organising the event are from Evesham, Pershore, Malvern and Worcester. The world wide Transition movement seeks to build resilient communities to meet the challenges of rising fuel and energy costs and climate change.

For more information go to worcs-energy.org.uk or call 01905 722 056.