Tuesday, 29 November 2011 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Talk by Dr Richard McMahon, University of Cambridge. Free but please book in advance.

How do we create enough renewable energy? Wind and wave power could be the answer, but they have critics. Wind power may be a key technology for generating sustainable electricity with minimal emissions of carbon dioxide. However, people criticise the visual impact of turbines, and the cost of the projects. Likewise, wave power could produce clean and sustainable energy, but the potential effects on marine wildlife cause concern.

This talk will cover the practicalities of these alternative electricity sources and address the common criticisms.

It is intended to be suitable for the non-specialist.


Dr Richard McMahon is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He is organising a talk at the University of Winchester, and will describe at the event his current research on practical ways of generating electricity from wind turbines and wave power. Dr McMahon is an electrical engineer with an interest in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency of electrical appliances.