Introducing renewable energy to the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary

Published on December 9, 2015 in 2015 Forum Reports, Economy, Energy, Environment, Presentation

Johnny Gowdy, Regen SWAfter the welcome and opening to the event by Geoff Gollop OBE, Deputy Mayor of Bristol and Peter Kydd, Chairman, of South West Marine Energy Park, Johnny Gowdy, Director at Regen SW presented on ‘Why Sustainable Severn’.

In his opening presentation Johnny talked about the Bristol Channel offering a fantastic opportunity with it’s resource potential, clean energy, investment and economic development, providing new technology and innovation and skills and jobs – but only if we do it right…

  • A balanced approach underpinned by a long term strategy and proper governance
  • Respecting and protecting the environment
  • Working with existing marine users and economic stakeholders
  • Providing real economic and social benefits
  • Knowledge backed by science and research
  • Holistic approach – cumulative impacts
  • Proper engagement and genuine partnership
  • Providing opportunities for shared ownership
  • Maximising the opportunity for innovation