Hull Friends of the Earth and Transition Hull present the third in a series of talks and discussions looking at low-carbon energy possibilities for the future:
Whatever happened to…….. Tidal Power?
Professor Jack Hardisty, Programme Director of Environmental Technology (Renewable Energy) at the University of Hull will talk about the prospects for meeting our energy needs from the tides
Admission free; all welcome
A few years ago it seemed that the Humber was preparing to be a leader in Tidal Energy generation; what happened and what are the prospects now for generating some of our future energy needs from the tides?
Professor Jack Hardisty is a physicist and teaches programmes in Renewable Energy in the Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Hull University. He is also Programme Director on the University’s new Environmental Technology (Renewable Energy) MSc. His research focuses on the hydrodynamic modelling of renewable energy systems, working in particular on the analyses of global tides and tidal currents, and tidal stream power optimisation systems. He is currently working on a major £0.25m research programme with industry, developing the analysis of the effect of wave-current interactions on tidal stream power generation.
Professor Hardisty will explain, in laymen’s terms, past and current work on harnessing the power of the tides and the future prospects for tidal energy. In the run up to Climate Change talks in Paris in December, join us in discussing how this technology might help to meet our future low-carbon energy needs.