Five early pioneers of the Centre for Alternative Technology were reunited on Sunday 28th April for BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion. Hosted by Sue MacGregor, The Reunion takes a weekly look at significant events and moments in history by reuniting the people who made them happen. Past programmes... Read More ››
Podcast: Ian Tansley on working with renewables
Ian Tansley is Chief Technical Officer of True Energy, a 10-year-old renewable energy company based in Tywyn. Ian was one of the founding members of Dulas, where he worked with a variety of different renewable technologies. Specializing in solar, he’s had 26 years of experience in solar PV design, working in particular on projects for developing countries.
In this lecture to students on our Renewable Energy and the Built Environment masters, Ian talks about the experiences he’s had in his long career in the renewables industry, as well as discussing the technologies he’s worked with and some of the issues involved. If you’re interested in learning more about the REBE course, come along to our open day, or get in touch with our student support officers on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The second half of the lecture is available
As we write up the research for our third ZCB report on how Britain can decarbonise, it’s interesting to look around at what’s being suggested in other decarbonisation strategies. Germany, for instance, stands out for its ambitious Energiewende (‘energy transition’) that combines a phasing out of nuclear and coal power... Read More ››
On this week’s podcast we learn about the social side of wind power, and particularly the strength of local opposition and NIMBYism (‘not in my backyard’), from a graduate of CAT’s MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies course. Ruth Chapman now works in wind power development for renewable... Read More ››