Conference on Offshore wind power planning, economics and environment

Do you want to know more about planning issues and offshore wind and how they link up with other issues such as economics? Do you want to know about international comparisons between the UK and other EU states?  Well come along to the University of Birmingham on August 28th which has a registration fee of just £60 and also a range of UK and international speakers who will get down to the cutting edge issues.

See the line-up of speakers below. Further details from Dr David Toke at, tel 0121 415 8616

Registration cost: £60. This includes tea/coffee and also lunch. To ensure your place at the Conference make a cheque for £60 payable to ‘University of Birmingham’ and send the cheque to: Dr David Toke, Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. Tel 0121 415 8616

Conference on Offshore wind power planning, economics and environment

University of Birmingham Friday 28th August 2009
Room G51 European Research Institute, 52 Prichatts Road, Edgbaston, see map on
Time: 10 am registration for 10.30 start. Conference ends 5.30 pm


  • Dr John Hartley, speaking on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change;
  • Dr Hannah Cherry (The Crown Estates) on the role of the Crown Estates in offshore wind;
  • Dr Andreas Wagner (German Offshore Wind Foundation) on German offshore wind power plans and policies;
  • Professor Patrik Soderholm and Dr Maria Patterson (Lulea University) Comparison of offshore wind policies and outcomes in UK, Denmark, Sweden
  • Dr Bernd Moller (Aalborg University) on modelling planning and cost issues of offshore windfarms
  • Dr Claire Haggett (University of Edinburgh) on planning opposition to offshore windfarms)
  • Dale Rodmell National Federaton of Fishermen’s Organisations
  • Dr Stephen Jay (University of Sheffield Hallam) on local planning authorities and offshore windfarms
  • Peter Madigan, British Wind Energy Association
  • Professor Richard Green, (University of Birmingham), Economics of offshore windfarms

•       Dr David Toke, (University of Birmingham) political economy of the Strategic Environmental Assessment


This conference is funded by the University of Birmingham Applied Social Science Collaborative Project ‘The political and environmental economy of offshore wind power planning’.


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