Scottish Delegation visits the QIBEBT for Renewable Energy

Headed by British Council Scotland Science Consultant Dr. Conor Snowden, a delegation comprises administration and research staff from British Council Scotland, British Council China, Robert Gordon University, University of Strathclyde and UHI Millennium Institute visits the QIBEBT on July 16. The QIBEBT assistant director general LV Xuefeng received the delegation and hosted the meeting.

Dr. Snowden introduces the research and education of the renewable energy in Scotland. Ms. Kelly Ferguson, British Council Scotland Project Delivery Officer, introduces the plan released by British Council Scotland to strength the international links with China. Dr. Snowden expressed that the Scottish Government has set clear targets for renewable energy: a 42% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020, and 50% of the demand for Scottish electricity to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. As Qingdao also makes plans for low carbon future, it must be huge cooperation potentials for both sides.

The visit paves the way for practical staff exchange and cooperation between Scottish and Chinese students and researchers.