Another excellent piece by Energy Generation :Demanding Times about the importance of raising awareness of and stimulating the debate around energy at a local level.
As part of the Energy Project’s activity for the Connected Communities Festival 2015, we made a film about the work that our team of young researchers have been doing.
This includes clips from interviews with Fiona Booth (Department for Energy and Climate Change), Matthew Pencharz (senior advisor to the Mayor of London), Agamemnon Otero (CEO Repowering London) and Tom Chivers (journalist, Buzzfeed).
It also shows our team of researchers out and about around London. We took Energy Generation ‘on tour’, including a mobile version of our photobooth, to talk to the people of Ilford and Peckham about their views on energy. You can see some of the ‘vox pops’ and the photobooth in action in the film.
Many thanks to all the people who participated in Energy Generation, and to Bojan Brbora for making the film.
(You can watch the film in High Definition on our Vimeo page…
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WELCOME TO THE 2ND TTT FILM FESTIVAL!
Last year saw the first Transition film festival in the country and only the second in the world. Building on the success of that weekend, the organisers are thrilled to be here again, bringing you a wealth of short and feature length films, discussions and film maker-led workshops.
It is really exciting to share the programme of events with you, offering solutions-based films on themes of community, transport, education, environment, economy, empowerment and design as well as climate change
See the packed programme of films on show here
This year in Paris takes the COP21 place, an important meeting for the future of our planet. Within this context we feel like it is important to inform the people about the different technologies in renewable energy. We want to make a documentary film focused on the ocean renewable energies and all the opportunities the ocean offers.
The Sea is full of discoveries, up to 70% of the sea depths are not discovered, up to 80% of the species living in the oceans are still unknown. The ocean offers so many opportunities for many fields: biology, medicine, transportation, nutrition…
Global warming makes the ocean a real threat for coastal countries like the netherlands or Japan. Those lands and soon the entire planet will have to deal with the subject of the sea. So why not consider the ocean as a solution rather than as a threat? The Ocean is actually a solution to the global warming, it has in itself many innovative solutions for a greener world (or bluer), and with our technology we are now able to construct on the oceans and soon we will be able to build under the oceans.
By the way did you know that France has the second largest maritime territory in the world?
And our imagination is the only limit to the ocean’s usefulness. Why not for example imagine an underwater spatial launcher base that uses the pressure in the deep sea to launch rockets out of the atmosphere, 70% of its fuel is today needed just to leave the atmosphere…
Or whole floating cities like this one
Or underwater cities like Japan plans to build
Or Aquafarms or Superhigh speed boats or Offshore Research centers or Offshore military bases for coastal surveillance or Offshore shores or or or ….
The Ocean renewables energies
And today that world is already in progress. For all this Science fiction to become true we need power, accessible on site and RENEWABLE, we don’t want to do the same mistakes as our parents generation. We are the generation that sees all the possbile ways to create energy (MORE THAN WE EVEN NEED) without any fuel ! Earth is the Blue Planet because oceans cover 70-80% of the globus. We have to use ocean energy ! It is free, clean, safe and limitless !
Tidal energy, Wave energy, Offshore floating wind energy … Those technologies actually exists and are constructed all over the world and mostly in Europe around the Northern sea. There is an extreme variety in all those technologies, for example tidal energy is either collected with what looks like a wind turbine but underwater, but those turbine can also be set vertically and so can be wind turbines that also can be offshore and floating
AND SO MANY OTHER TECHNOLOGIES !
Floating platforms between several wind turbines, platforms combining both wave and wind energy, boats with a tidal turbine underneath, light and rather small buoys gathered in a field, each buoy creating energy through its up and down movement …
Technologies creating jobs, leading the innovation, motivating the industry, protecting the environment and set to the future !
Our Road trip
Our will is to travel throughout the countries were the Ocean energy solutions are the most developed.
We want to go visit the main actors in this field, with our camera so that each of those actors can present their technologies, the state of the art in their domain, explain what the restraints for a further development are and what their ambitions are.
As renewable energies supporters our goal is to present these actors in their best possible light and show what the whole industry behind those technology can bring to the economy and the environment.
All the images collected during our trip will be set at disposal for every company collaborating with us and could be used for their own marketing.
We will start in France, then go to England, follow the southern coast to the west, go to Ireland, back to GB Glasgow, Edimburgh, and finish the UK in the Orkney Islands to see the EMEC. We then fly to Haugesund in Norway, follow the southern coast to go to Oslo, we then go North (while winter is coming) to see some “boreal auroras” and a research center installed in Hammerfest. Then Sweden, Danemark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and back to France.
Risks and challenges
-We will surely have some scheduling issues with the companies but we will be very flexible on our dates.
-We need to find lodging during our whole trip, and food, but in any case we will have a tent and or equipment