Wind energy - Technology and politics

24 June 2015, 6.00 PM - 24 June 2015, 7.30 PM

Dr Andrew Garrad, Chair Bristol 2015

Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantocks Close, BS8 1TS

In this lecture, the Chairman of Bristol 2015, Dr Andrew Garrad, will give a talk on wind energy - technology and politics, drawing on his invaluable experiences in the sector. This event is supported by the University of Bristol's Centre for Public Engagement and Cabot Institute, the Festival of Ideas and Bristol 2015.

Renewable energy now produces electricity on a scale similar to the “conventionals”. Last year renewables in the UK produced more electricity than nuclear. 15 years ago its contribution was minimal. Although solar is rapidly catching up, wind energy has blazed the trail. This talk will discuss the technology and the politics of this extraordinary journey. It is a potent combination of technology and politics.


Andrew Garrad was founder and CEO of Garrad Hassan and Partners - the world’s largest renewable energy consultancy based in Bristol and now part of DNV GL. He was President of the European Wind Energy Association 2013-2014 and Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association. Wind Energy has been his life! He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is Chairman of Bristol European Green Capital 2015.

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