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Huub den Rooijen
The UK is one of the best places to invest in offshore wind, and pipeline attrition will make it more so.
Stories about gas storage shortages which resurfaced last week perhaps oversimplified what are a series of very challenging issues.
Despite the challenges facing the UK economy, consumer spending on leisure has been consistently strong over the last fifteen years.
We are all aware of the significant role that offshore renewables can play, though the role of the electricity transmission system is often overlooked. This could be a costly mistake.
We should stand back and look at what has been achieved in renewables across the UK. Around £20 billion has already been invested and capital expenditure continues at around £2 billion a year.
The Crown Estate's investment strategy for our £2 billion of retail holdings has been shaped by a market which has changed significantly for prime investors over the last few years.
A sustainable approach to business is fast becoming a prerequisite for modern companies in all sectors.
As the sustainability profession matures, it is becoming another essential department in every organisation.
Winning and delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will become one of London and the UK's most compelling stories of the early 21st century.
To the disappointment of many UK commentators, the site has been developed ahead of time, and I am looking forward to four remarkable weeks of Olympic and Paralympic sport.
Huub den Rooijen
Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind, addressed All Energy in Aberdeen, the UK's largest renewables event, to outline the challenges faced by the industry and the opportunities presented to the UK.