Renewable Energy - barriers Lack of knowledge Little public acceptance Concern for tourism Perceive little opportunity for employment Weak government support
CORE-Business (Feb03 – Jan 05) EU Altener funding Regional SMEs & industrial development agency Business incubator partners Employment and enterprise creation focus EU role models: DK, D, I, E, H, GR, A
Methodology Study resource Survey attitudes Bench- mark Set targets Choose pilots Comm- unicate results Optimise benefits
Study Resource 8 m/s Wind Wave Wood Solar Geothermal Hydro
Industrial resource Wave Energy Wind & wave Software
Attitudes survey Fig. "What form of RE would be of interest for you?" Which RE is most interesting ?
Benchmarking ResourceTargetsActions Shannon (IRL) Sardegna Crete Samsoe (DK) SZSB County (H) Amstetten (A) Castilla y Leon (E)
Choose Pilots Wood biomass community heating project. Community owned wind projects. RE technology enterprise incubator Solar thermal demonstrator. 1 MW wave project
Criteria for Pilots Job creation Landscape Tourism Local raw materials Ownership Enterprise/intellectual property (IP) creation Skills development
Optimising benefits €10 m manufacturer instal- lation plan- ning financeother IP labour materials % % % % % % EU % IRL % Region
€10 million Wind energy project, Ireland €10 million Wind energy project, Denmark €10 m Cap ex €0.5 m Annual exp Turbines Civil engineering Electrical engineering Project Mgt Feasibility Study Authorisations O&M Finance Insurance 92% exported 90% kept in DK, >10% in Region Where is all the cash going?
Conclusion Community involvement Industrial actvity RE Deployment %
Contact Dr Patrick Hartigan Co-ordinator, CORE-Business Project email@example.com www.core-business.org