Alex Salmond to address renewables conference

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond will deliver a keynote speech on renewable energy at a major conference taking place at the University of Dundee later this year.

Mr Salmond will speak at the ‘Renewables After Brexit’ event organised by the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP). The conference will be held at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Friday 1 December. Experts from the renewables, legal, financial and political sectors discuss the consequences of the UK leaving the European Union for the industry.

CEPMLP Director Professor Peter Cameron said, “Renewable energy was a key focus of Alex Salmond’s government and delegates will hear his views on how the industry may fare post-Brexit. The future could be positive since Scotland and the EU are committed to meeting demanding renewable energy targets, but it could be bad if EU support evaporates and companies based here cannot access EU markets.”

Other speakers confirmed for the event include:

  • Dave Pearson – Director of Glasgow-based Star Renewable Energy
  • John Campbell QC - Stable Hastie, Faculty of Advocates
  • Graham Provest – Managing Director of Absolute Solar and Wind Ltd
  • Mark Sommerfeld - Policy Analyst at the Renewable Energy Association

The University carries out research into renewables across a wide range of discipline while it also offers a master’s degree in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling. Several undergraduate courses in science, engineering and planning also incorporate renewables.

More information about the conference is available by visiting http://www.renewablesafterbrexit.co.uk/


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