Dr. Heffron said: “Currently legislation is before UK Parliament which aims to deliver new energy generation infrastructure. This conference aims to explore whether the policies will be delivered.
“We’ll be looking at the low carbon sector, in particular wind and nuclear energy. The UK has ambitious plans for offshore wind farms and a new nuclear energy programme. The latter is one of the most ambitious in the Western World.
“This conference will seek to explore the current challenges and opportunities that face both wind and nuclear energy and how successful the UK maybe in achieving its aims. Examples will be given from successes and failures from other countries and the lessons that the UK can learn from these.”
The speakers at the event will include:
Anite Rønne, Professor in Energy Law, University of Copenhagen
Helen G. Cook, Senior Associate, Pillsbury (Energy Group), Washington DC, USA.
Angus Johnston, University Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, UK.
Jennifer McGuinn, Milieu Ltd, Law and Policy Consulting, Brussels, Belgium
Michael LaBelle, Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Malcolm Keay, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Energy Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
Paul Rice, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP, London, UK
Shanna Cleveland, Attorney-at-Law, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA, USA.
Olivia Woolley, Lecturer in Law, University of Aberdeen
David W Robson, Head of Energy and Environmental Foresight, Scottish Government
The conference will run from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University on April 5, followed by reception at 5.15 p.m. and conference dinner at 6.30 p.m.