WSF 2014: Major Low Carbon Energy Developments in North Wales
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 from 19:30 to 21:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The decarbonisation revolution is now upon us, although, historically, Wales powered much of the industrial revolution... The we used wood, charcoal, water mills, before shifting coal, which is, unarguably, the world's most "carob intense" form of energy.
Today's global drive to "decarbonise", to different degrees, is now taking shape in a major way in Wales. Here, this new revolution encompasses not only shale gas, but also nuclear and a growing bundle of renewable energy technologies: biomass, wind, tidal, solar and so on.
Tonight, besides glimpsing some glaring gaps in the nation's decarbonisation opportunities, we will look at case studies for of some of the major energy developments in North Wales: onshore and offshore, actual and potential, controversial and consensual. As happened with the onset of the industrial revolution, today's rapid process of decarbonisation is presenting Wales with huge challenges, such as increased need for energy storage, perhaps in pumped hydro-reservoirs, more power lines and even alterations to beloved coastlines - if tidal barrages are installed.
Disruptive challenge - or opportunity of a lifetime?
When & Where
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Wrexham Glyndwr University is a small, vibrant and friendly university based in the North-East Wales town of Wrexham. We offer an exciting range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses in areas ranging from Engineering and Health to Sports Science and Education - for more information visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk