Communicating Renewable Energy

28/01/2015 10:00
28/01/2015 16:00

Event Description

Renewable energy is a vital part of our future energy strategy. Despite widespread public support, opposition and misinformation continues to exist in the UK.

This course looks at the background to these issues, offers core information about key renewable energy technologies, and focuses on how to make the case for renewables both in terms of general publicity, and site-specific discussions.

People attending this course will learn how to:

  • Discuss the role and importance of renewable energy systems in a low carbon future.
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People Care Permaculture Intensive

09/03/2015
15/03/2015

Event Description

Permaculture design for the self and our communities.

This immersive residential course will enable participants to confidently apply Permaculture design tools to personal and social settings. We will explore the role of nature connection in resourcing ourselves, our creativity and our design process.

Who is it for?
People who have already attended a permaculture design course or introduction to permaculture, with an interest in exploring the use of permaculture tools and design for personal and social projects

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You can hear the coral reefs dying

Lionfish in an Indonesian coral reef

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Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissions

A team of researchers from the universities of Southampton, Bristol and Liverpool have derived the first theoretical equation to demonstrate that global warming is a direct result of the build-up of carbon emissions since the late 1800s when man-made carbon emissions began. The results are in accord with previous data from climate models. Read more »

"Neither a magic bullet nor Pandora's Box": geoengineering our climate is not a 'quick fix' for a warming world

Credit: University of Leeds

The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to the findings of the UK's first publicly funded studies on geoengineering. The results of three projects - IAGP, led by the University of Leeds; SPICE, led by the University of Bristol; and CGG, led by the University of Oxford - are announced today (26 November 2014) at The Royal Society in London. Read more »

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