Seminar on CPMR Energy Working group
"How to reconcile the goals of territorial cohesion with reducing the causes of climate change".
This meeting took place in Aberdeen, on 13 and 14 November 2008, in the presence of representatives from Regions, the European Commission, the European Parliament the Scottish government and relevant actors implicated in the theme. This meeting also included a technical visit of the Aberdeen Harbour facilities.
Opinion of the CPMR on the Energy Climate Change package (October 2008)
Technical Paper from the CPMR General Secretariat on the Territorial impact of the Energy/Climate Change package (20/11/08)
Alyn SMITH (MEP) interview with Parliament Magazine on energy in peripheral Regions
Article by the Avvisatore Marittimo newspaper
Presentation Niels Ladefoged - DG TREN (EC) : The EU action to promote offshore wind energy
Presentation Colin Imrie - Scottish Gvt : Scottish Government's ambitions for the development of renewable energy, including work on best practice in reconciling energy and environmental policy goals in the EU
Presentation Morag McCorkindale, Chief Operating Officer - Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)
Presentation Allan McAskill - Sea Energy : Lessons learned from the Beatrice deepwater wind demonstrator and the implications for future offshore development
Presentation Colin Parker - Chief Executive Aberdeen Harbour Board : Appropriate locations for offshore Wind Farms
Presentation Iain Todd - Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) : Aberdeen urban offshore wind farm and test centre
Presentation Dr Martin Auld - Regional Director of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
Presentation John Watt - Vice Chairman, White Fish Producers Association : The viewpoint of the fishing industry
Presentation Jean-Didier Hache - CPMR : How can a sustainable energy policy contribute– or not – to territorial cohesion for Europe’s peripheral maritime regions?
Presentation Niels Ladefoged - DG TREN (EC) : The territorial impact of the Energy/Climate Change package
Presentation Begońa Urien Angulo - Autonomous Region of Navarra : Developing Renewable Energy and fostering territorial cohesion within a region: the experience of Navarra
Presentation Erik Söderlund - County Council of Norrbotten :The North Bothnia line, an important climate and infrastructure railway investment project in the European Union
Presentation George Taylor - Caledonian MacBrayne : CO2 Emissions from the West Coast of Scotland Passenger Ro-Ro Ships?
Presentation Panos Coroyannakis - Marine Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association : Cutting down CO2 emissions in maritime transport: Hydrogen fuel, the painless way?
Presentation Cllr Martin Ford - the North East Scotland Climate Change Partnership : Creating the climate for change in Aberdeenshire
Cllr Kevan Lim - East of England Regional Assembly : Air traffic inclusion in the GHG Emission Allowance Trading system: what solutions to mitigate its impact for peripheral regions?
Additional information provided by Mr Sadiki, vice-chairman of the Spatial Planning Committee - Region of Rabat Salé Zemmour, Zaers (Morocco)
List of major papers relating to -Energy-Climate change package- (to download)
Overview of main existing EU activities relevant to offshore wind energy
Communication from the Commission: Offshore Wind Energy: Action needed to deliver on the energy policy objectives for 2020 and beyond