Coal & Tidal Research

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Dear Edinburgh Napier University,

I would like to formally request the following information regarding Tidal Energy (also Tidal turbines, Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine, Tidal arrays, Tidal array systems, Tidal power, Tidal stream energy, Tidal stream turbines, Tidal stream power, Power extraction from tidal channels, Unidirectional power extraction, Cross-flow turbine, Axial flow devices, Turbine farms, Tidal farms, and Tidal turbine farms):

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area of Tidal Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, broken down by each year?

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Tidal Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Tidal Energy, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant? I would also like to formally request the following information regarding the extraction, processing and combustion of coal (including Coal harvesting, Coal mining strategies, Coal exploitation, Carbon/coal utilization, Coal mining dynamics, Coal exploitation, Coal resourcing, Coal and carbon storage, Underground coal gasification, Coal gasification, Coal crushing and screening, Coal pyrolysis & carbonisation, Coal restoration and reservation, Environmental and coal technologies, Clean coal power and technologies, Climate change and clean coal, Future coal technologies, The UK coal resource and Advanced energy programs).

4) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area of the extraction, processing and combustion of coal, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, broken down by each year?

5) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of the extraction, processing and combustion of coal, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

6) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of the extraction, processing and combustion of coal, between Jan 1st 2001 and 31st July 2015, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Please could you confirm you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Robyn

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Dear Robyn,

 

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Need to provide FULL name

Dear Diana Watt,

Sorry about the confusion my full name is Robyn Lock.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours sincerely,

Robyn Lock

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Yours sincerely,

 

Diana Watt

Senior Governance Officer (Records Manager)

Governance Services

Room 5.B.18 Sighthill Campus

Edinburgh

EH11 4BN

(: 0131 455 6257
8: [2][email address]

Fax: 0131 455 6269

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Dear Diana Watt,

 

Sorry about the confusion my full name is Robyn Lock.

 

I look forward to hearing back from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Robyn Lock

 

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Speak to Andrew about the response, the may be a fee if a third party needs to be contacted...

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Dear Ms Lock,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 24 August 2015.  Please find
the response to your request attached.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Diana Watt

Senior Governance Officer (Records Manager)

Governance Services

Room 5.B.18 Sighthill Campus

Edinburgh

EH11 4BN

(: 0131 455 6257
8: [3][email address]

Fax: 0131 455 6269

[4]www.napier.ac.uk

Edinburgh Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration
No. SC018373

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