Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, will give the keynote address at the Wave & Tidal conference in Belfast next year.
The event – being held at the Belfast Waterfront from 26-27 February 2014 – is the 11th such conference organised by Renewables-UK.
Barker was elected Conservative MP in Sussex in June 2001 and served on the House of Commons Environmental Audit select committee between 2001 and 2005.
He was appointed to the opposition front bench as a Conservative Whip in 2003. Gregory served as Shadow Minister for the Environment from 2005 to 2008, where he led the led the passage of the Climate Change Bill for the Opposition through the House of Commons, and as Shadow Minister for Climate Change between 2008 and 2010.
He was appointed Minister of State for DECC in May 2010.
The conference programme includes seminars and expert presentations on:
- Public and Private funding
- Contracts and income generation
- Sharing Best Practice from Offshore Wind
- Environmental issues