Details of Conference:
The Future of Energy
A Conference presented by the MSc in Energy Politics and Law, University of Aberdeen on Wednesday March 28th. Venue: Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen.
4.30-5.15pm Expert Panel. Four experts will introduce themselves and a point of view and then answer questions the audience. These include Professor Peter Strachan, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University and Dr Daria , Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law
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 Rebecca Williams, Policy Manager for who will talk about onshore wind and other priorities for
11.00 Morag 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 Dr David , Programme Leader, MSc in Energy Politics and Law. ‘So why has offshore wind now become so much cheaper and easier to build than nuclear power?’
12.00 Sam from Pale Blue Dot Energy will give a presentation about how Aberdeen is leading the hydrogen revolution
12.30 – 1.15 LUNCH
1.15 -1.45 Caroline Bragg from the Association of Decentralised Energy who will talk about developing heat networks
1.45-2. Alex Kemp from the Economics Department at the University of Aberdeen who will talk about the issue of oil revenues.
2.15- 2.45 David Ritchie, Head of Energy Industries in the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Directorate will talk about his work at the Scottish Government
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 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 Adam , the Project Director of the Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm (European Offshore Wind Demonstration Project) will talk about the project.
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/