A University of Aberdeen academic has become a member of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board to the Scottish Government.
Professor Alex Kemp from the University’s Business School has been appointed to the Board which provides strategic guidance on the issues facing the energy sector in Scotland with the overall purpose of delivering Scotland’s energy potential.
The Board and its themed Groups met collectively for the first time at the inaugural Scotland's Energy Summit in Aberdeen on May 18 2010
It aims to provide a forum for strategic discussion on the current and future energy challenges and opportunities for Scotland.
The Board also seeks to develop the Scottish industry view on these issues, to include potential synergies between the oil and gas, thermal generation, carbon capture and storage, and the renewables sectors, delivering a low carbon economy and ensuring the security of Scotland's energy supply.
Professor Kemp said: “This is an exciting time to be involved in the debate on Scotland’s energy future.”