As the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary become the focus for new energy including tidal lagoons and Hinckley C, the estuary is entering a period of radical change.
Building on the themes from the previous two forums of energy, environment and economy, this conference will consider how we can deliver new energy projects in balance with the environment and the economy.
Sustainable Severn Forum 2017
27th April 2017 at Cardiff University
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We are living in challenging times. We are struggling to kick-start the economy, we are facing the uncertainties of climate change and we are losing precious natural resources. No wonder, then, that many eyes are turning to the Severn Estuary to find some solutions. The Severn is blessed with an abundance of wildlife; with important […]
With the second biggest tidal range in the world, the Severn Estuary could play a vital role to help the UK generate massive amounts of renewable energy and reduce the impact of climate change. It is estimated that up to 14 GW of clean energy capacity could delivered by deploying a combination of technologies to […]
The biggest threat to the natural environment is climate change. Therefore it is critical that the UK produces as much energy as possible from renewable sources – as quickly as possible. There is now a much greater awareness that, without healthy ecosystems, it will not be possible to stabilise the climate. However, in choosing the […]
Both sides of the Severn Estuary are already home to some of the most exciting marine power companies in the world. There is an innovative mix of cutting-edge research and technology start-ups in the renewables sector. A solid supply chain, including some global leaders in energy consultancy, is supported by some of the best infrastructure […]
The idea of creating energy from the Severn Estuary is not new. It has been talked about many times over the past hundred years or so – yet nothing has happened – perhaps because most proposals have been too costly, too risky and too damaging. It is becoming clear that the impacts of climate change […]
“It’s good to see businesses, the renewable energy sector and environmentalists all working together to explore genuinely sustainable options for harnessing the power of the Severn Estuary. I look forward to hearing about the developments from the conference.”
Greg Barker - Energy and Climate Change Minister
"‘Plans alone won’t get us the big prize - we need to move fast to a shared strategy and with one with strong leadership’"
Mark Robins, Senior Policy Officer, RSPB South West
The first Conference was held in April 2013 and brought together invited decision makers, engineers and environmentalists to explore and discuss how to create truly sustainable solutions for the 21st Century.
Find out more about the 2015 Forum event by visiting the Sustainable Severn Forum 2015 page.
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