Transition Engineering: The Role of Renewable Energy in Transition to a Low Carbon World

15 October 2015, 5.15 PM - 15 October 2015, 6.15 PM

Dr Andrew Garrad, Strategic Planning and Governance Office

Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1

Transition to a low carbon world requires  a combination of culture, politics, economics and engineering. Without the engineering tools such a transition is impossible.

The talk will catalogue:

  • some past achievements of renewable energy;
  • encourage a new generation of engineers to apply their energy and skills to this goal;
  • investigate sustainability not just as an obligation on us all but also as a huge business and technical opportunity.


In 1984 Andrew Garrad co-founded the Garrad Hassan Group which grew to become the world’s largest renewable energy consultancy.  It is now part of DNV GL.

Garrad Hassan:

  • twice won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise;
  • has been involved in wind energy for more than 30 year;
  • from 2013 to 2014 was President of European Wind Energy Association (EWEA); 
  • is a past-Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association;
  • in 2006 received the EWEA’s Poul la Cour prize;
  • in 2015 received the Eolus prize from the Hellenic Wind Energy Association;
  • is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering; 
  • an Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford;
  • has a BA from Oxford University;
  • has a PhD from Exeter University
  • has an honorary doctorate (DEng) from Bristol University;
  • is the Chair of the Bristol Green Capital.

Refreshments available after lecture

After a break last year, this event marks the return of the Annual Garrad Hassan Lecture and will be the first of a series of lectures this year on the theme of Transition Engineering.  Further events to be announced in the near future.

Contact information

UoB contact: Paul Harper

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