Event puts low-carbon energy in spotlight

The opportunities for Scotland presented by the low-carbon energy industry, and the barriers to its success, will come under the microscope at a major conference in Edinburgh next month.

Senior financiers, utilities chiefs and government representatives from around the world will take part in the two-day Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on October 10 and 11. First Minister Alex Salmond will give a keynote address on Scotland’s role in leading innovation and development in the low carbon field.

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Confirmed speakers also include Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy, and Lord Smith, chairman of the Green Investment Bank. Figures predict £2.3 billion of new renewables projects were completed in Scotland between April 2011 and July this year, creating more than 4600 jobs.