Energy Technologies Institute

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 26th October 2006.

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Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative 5:00 pm, 26th October 2006

The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-4904, in the name of Richard Baker, on Aberdeen's bid for the national energy technologies institute.

Motion debated,

That the Parliament notes the current and future importance of the energy sector to the north east's economy; recognises that Aberdeen and the north east are home to a unique cluster of skills and expertise in energy exploration and development; notes the success of the Intermediary Technology Institute for Energy which is based in Aberdeen and works closely with the network of intermediary technology institutes throughout Scotland and also sources academic research across the United Kingdom and worldwide; believes that this successful model based in Aberdeen shows that the city has a unique potential to be the hub for a Scottish bid for the UK Energy Technologies Institute; notes both the location of leading oil and gas operators and contractors in Aberdeen and the work of the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, and welcomes the efforts to ensure that the UK Energy Technologies Institute is located in Aberdeen so that the north east remains a global leader in the energy industry.