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All-Energy renewables event moving from Aberdeen to Glasgow

The UK's largest renewable energy show is to move from Aberdeen to Glasgow.

The All-Energy conference, which got under way in Aberdeen on Wednesday, has been held in the city since it began in 2001.

It has been one of the biggest regular events staged at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

The event will move to the SECC in Glasgow after what organisers described as "long and careful consideration" - which included cost savings.

Aberdeen City Council expressed disappointment the All-Energy conference was moving from the city, in a three-year deal.

'Perfect home'

Council leader Jenny Laing said: "I am sure that many businesses and research organisations will be extremely disappointed by this news.

"Aberdeen is a global energy hub and the renewables capital of Europe. It is renowned as a skills and knowledge base, as well as for the pioneering projects being carried out here."

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "We are delighted that All-Energy 2015 will take place in Glasgow.

"As the UK's first green energy super-city, Glasgow truly is the perfect home for the UK's largest renewable energy event."

'Commercial matter'

A Scottish government spokesperson said: "The All-Energy conference is a fantastic opportunity for Scotland's energy industry to come together wherever it is held.

"The location of the All-Energy conference is a commercial matter for the organisers and host venues.

"The conference does not receive Scottish government funding and we have not been involved in the decision to move the conference."

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