A Low Carbon Pathway for the Energy Industry?
Individual, Regional and Societal Perspectives
A selection of photographs from the event can be viewed as an image gallery.
Presentations from the seminar are available to download (password protected).
This seminar was organised as part of the EU FP7 funded LOCAW (Low Carbon at Work) project, which involves partners from 7 countries (Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, England and Scotland). The aim of the LOCAW project is to advance our understanding of the drivers of and barriers to sustainable lifestyles by an integrative investigation of the determinants of everyday practices and behaviours within large scale organisations. This seminar explored these issues with a particular focus on the local context - namely the Energy Industry. What challenges does the oil and gas sector face in transitioning to a low-carbon future? How important is the shift to renewable energy production from a regional perspective? What is a low-carbon future from the perspective of people employed within the energy industry? What is the relationship between organisational policies and every day (low-carbon) behaviours? Members of the LOCAW research team, and key stakeholders from the Aberdeen region explored these questions, and discussed some of the opportunities and barriers of transitioning to a low-carbon future.
Details of the LOCAW project are available at: www.locaw-fp7.com
09:00 - 09:15 - Arrival
09:15 - 09:25 - Welcome
09:25 - 09:35 - Ricardo Garcia Mira - Overview of the LOCAW project
09:35 - 10:05 - Mirillia Bonnes, Marino Bonaiuto and Giuseppe Carrus - Diagnosis of everyday practices of production and consumption in organisations
10:05 - 10:25 - David Uzzell and Nora Rathzel - Getting a picture of heavy industry
10:25 - 10:45 - Coffee
10:45 - 11:05 - Roddy Matheson (Aberdeenshire Council) - From offshore oil and gas to household renewables - the importance of the energy industry from a regional perspective
11:05 - 11:25 - Kathryn Mearns (University of Aberdeen) - The perspective of the worker - views on health and safety
11:25 - 11:45 - Ian Carstairs (Scottish Enterprise) - Opportunities and barriers to low carbon in business
11:45 - 12:05 - Andrew Win (Aberdeen City Council) - Shaping Aberdeen's energy future - from vision to transition
12:05 - 12:30 - Facilitated Discussion - Outlining low carbon paths for the energy industry
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