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Wind Farms

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which of his Department's (a) Ministers and (b) officials attended the annual conference of the British Wind Energy Association in Glasgow on 10 to 12 October; and if he will place in the Library copies of (i) speeches and (ii) documents presented to the conference by the Department. (93602)

No Ministers attended this year's BWEA conference.

However, the officials from this Department who attended the conference at various times during the three days were the Head of Energy Development Unit and the Deputy Director Renewables Policy and Development, along with eight staff from the 2010 target team and two staff from the Renewables Obligation team.

DTI officials made two presentations, one on “DTPs approach to aviation issues” and one on “Offshore electricity transmission”. Copies of the slides will be made available in the Library of the House. Other events officials took part in included chairing four of the conference sessions covering aviation, economics and finance and offshore consenting and environmental research and attending workshops and meetings with members of the wind industry.