Conference on Offshore wind power planning, economics and environment University of Birmingham Friday 28th August 2009

Location : Room G51 European Research Institute, 52 Prichatts Road, Edgbaston, see map :-

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Running order Time: 10 am registration for 10.30 start. Conference ends 4 pm

10-10.30 coffee and registration
10.30-10.50 Dr David Toke (Institute for Energy Research and Policy) ‘Do we have too much deliberation?’
10.50 Dr John Hartley, speaking on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change; The offshore wind power programme and the 2009 Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment
11.10 Dr Claire Haggett (University of Edinburgh) on planning opposition to offshore windfarms
11.30 Professor Richard Green (Director, Institute for Energy Research and Policy, University of Birmingham) Economics of offshore windfarms
11.50 Alastair Dutton, (The Crown Estates – Round 3 Programme Manager) on the role of the Crown Estates in offshore wind
12.10 Dale Rodmell – National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations
12.30 Peter Madigan – British Wind Energy Association
12.50 – 13.20 Lunch
13.20 – 14.00 Professor Patrik Soderholm and Dr Maria Patterson (Lulea University) Comparison of offshore wind policies and outcomes in UK, Denmark, Sweden
14.00 – 14.20  Dr Bernd Moller (Aalborg University) on modelling planning and cost issues of offshore windfarms
14.20 – 14.30 coffee
14.30- 14.50 Dr Stephen Jay (University of Sheffield Hallam) on local planning authorities and offshore windfarms
14.50 – 15.10 Reinhard Lonsing (ep4 Offshore GmbH) – An independent developers point of view on the British and German offshore wind programmes
15.10- 15.50 Discussion, then 15.50- 16.00 close