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Building the Infrastructure for Sustainable Energy Transition – Low Carbon Business Breakfast
Wed 26 Jul 2017 @ 7:45 am - 10:15 am
Low Carbon Business Breakfast – Building the Infrastructure for Sustainable Energy Transition:
Lessons from Cornwall Energy Island
Wednesday 26th July 2017, 7.45am – 10.15am, Buro Happold, Bath
Energy is essential to provide our daily needs and power economic activity. However, our current energy systems are primarily fossil fuel based, contributing to 50% of global GhG emissions. Many places are reliant on imported energy, often from far away. This leads to a flow of wealth out of the local economy, as well as reduced resilience.
These dynamics are particularly visible in islands, and the technical constraints that isolated land areas face are often met with ingenuity and innovation. Join us with Buro Happold to explore how island thinking can promote creativity in a context which is not quite an island – the peninsula of Cornwall. As an example of an ‘island’ connected to the ‘mainland’, the learning from the Cornwall context can be transferred both to mainland situations and to true islands.
Hear about Buro Happold’s partnership work with the Eden Project and how the concept of an ‘energy island’ is a key tool for shifting to a globally sustainable energy system, by galvanising local action.
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