Details of Conference:
The Future of Energy
A Conference presented by the MSc in Energy Politics and Law, University of Aberdeen on Wednesday March 14th. Venue: Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen.
9.45-10.15 Tea/Coffee and Registration
10.15 A few words from Dr David Toke, Programme Co-ordinator of MSc in Energy Politics and Law
10.20 Opening Address by John Scrimgeour, Director of the Energy Institute of Aberdeen University
10.30 Ray Thompson, Business Manager for Offshore wind for Siemens, who will talk about their offshore wind programme
11.00 Morag McCorkindale from Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group who will talk about low carbon based transport policy in Aberdeen and the opportunities for existing oil and gas businesses in the new energy economy
11.30 Rebecca Williams, Policy Manager for RenewableUK who will talk about onshore wind and other priorities for RenewableUK
12.00 A speaker from Cornwall Energy Insight (tbc) who will talk about ‘The Decentralised Energy Revolution’
12.30 – 1.05 LUNCH
1.05- 1.15 Dr Beth Scott (Aberdeen University) will give a run-down on the SUPERGEN Programme for Offshore Renewable Energy and the funding stream that it is offering.
1.15 -1.45 Caroline Bragg from the Association of Decentralised Energy who will talk about developing heat networks
1.45-2.15 Professor Alex Kemp from the Economics Department at the University of Aberdeen who will talk about the issue of oil revenues.
2.15- 2.45 Chris Stark, Head of Energy and Climate Change Directorate at the Scottish Government who will talk about the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Programme
2.45-3.15 Thomas Mcmillan representing the Solar Trade Association (he is Director of Renewables at Savills) will talk about issues facing the solar pv industry
3.15- 3.30 TEA and COFFEE
3.30-4pm Professor John Patterson from the Law Dept at Aberdeen University who will talk about decommissioning of oil platforms
4-4.30 A speaker from Vattenfall talking about the Offshore Wind Energy Park being built.
4.30-5.15pm Expert Panel. Four experts will introduce themselves and a point of view and then answer questions raised by the audience. These include Barney Crockett , the Provost of Aberdeen City Council (tbc), Professor Tina Hunter Director, Centre for Energy Law, University of Aberdeen and Professor Peter Strachan, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University.
The Conference will be held in the Linklater Rooms of Aberdeen University https://www.abdn.ac.uk/confevents/venues/linklater-rooms-50.php, We would expect speakers to talk for 20 minutes leaving 10 minutes for discussion.
You can see an outline of the MSc degree at https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/72/energy-politics-and-law/