The way forward

A solar power bench at the Eden Project, helping renewable energy become part of everyday life. It;s a shame it didn't appear to be working... we still have a long way to go it seems!
A solar power bench at the Eden Project, helping renewable energy become part of everyday life. It’s a shame it didn’t appear to be working… we still have a long way to go it seems!

Over the week I have become convinced of the ability of renewable energy to help provide our ever increasing energy needs. As I discovered from interviews with the general public and then with industry experts, people’s concerns and fears are often unfounded or can easily be overcome. Renewable energy already makes a large contribution to world primary energy needs; in 2009 it amounted to 13% (Boyle, 2012). Renewable energy production is growing, and this is likely to continue. 

Continue reading

Advertisements

The Blogging Experience

She Said blog

A new experience and a huge learning curve for me during the week of Grand Challenges has been writing this blog. I began with a very academic approach so that the first entries I approached like an essay with some reflection added in places. Breaking through a mental barrier prohibiting me from writing in the first person was especially challenging.

Continue reading

A Hidden Treasure

Having arrived at Eden and heard about the vision of Tim Smit, I have become intrigued with the idea of journeys and how humans connect with nature through them. A large part of his idea for Eden was that it should be a hidden paradise. A lost world to be ‘discovered’ by visitors. Visitors get an enhanced experience from having to travel into the wilderness to get there, rather than it being next to a major route.

Continue reading