Renewable energy show success

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Published Date: 

16 Aug 2011 - 13:22

A show designed to highlight Argyll and Bute’s credentials in the renewable energy market has been hailed a great success.


The Argyll Renewable Energy Show, organised by Argyll, Lomond and the Islands Energy Agency (ALIEnergy), is taking place today in Oban’s Corran Halls. 


The event features over 25 exhibitors from the renewable energy sector, with presentations and workshops throughout the day.


It was officially opened by Argyll and Bute’s environment spokesperson, Councillor Bruce Marshall, who was impressed by the number and range of organisations on show.


“Argyll and Bute is fast becoming the hub not just of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, but of the UK as a whole,” he said.


“The interest in renewables stretches from big business right down to individual households, and this is very much reflected in the range of exhibitors at today’s event.  In addition, the organisations on show span the whole spectrum of renewables, from wind to solar to biomass to hydro.


“Events such as this seek to promote better use of the very significant renewable energy resources we benefit from in this area, and encourage individuals and communities to investigate the various


“I was hugely impressed both by the number and quality of the exhibitions, and am delighted that Argyll and Bute continues to lead the way in this rapidly expanding sector.”