This seen in today’s Scotsman newspaper about an event on Monday in Edinburgh:
Published on Saturday 1 September 2012 12:55
THE public is being urged to have its say on offshore renewable energy at a public meeting in the Capital on Monday.
The event, at Premier Inn, Morrison Street, is the first of a series of meetings across the country as the Scottish Government steps up its drive for green energy.
Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “Scotland has huge potential for generating clean, green offshore energy. With around a quarter of Europe’s wind and tidal resources and ten per cent of wave energy potential, Scotland is well positioned to capitalise on our natural assets.
“We are at an early stage in identifying potential locations for offshore renewable projects. It’s very important that the views of local communities are carefully considered.
Monday’s event includes a drop-in session from 1pm until 6pm and an evening presentation from 7pm until 9pm.
The Premier Inn on Morrison street is hardly a “premier” location for such an important event. If I were a cynic I’d think the late notice in the paper and such an obscure location would suggest that the Government doesn’t want attention paid to this event. Despite that, I’ll try to be there.
Update 2 Sept: The Scottish Government Web Page on this event is here.