Energy Economics Lunchtime Lecture
Business, Economics and Geography pupils were given a fantastic talk by Mr Andrew Elmes, Head of Business Development at Siemens Gamesa. The theme for the talk centred around the successes, challenges and vision for renewable energy in the UK. Andrew spoke to the students about the pricing of energy in the renewables market, covering the “duck curve” dynamic, whilst explaining the challenges of storing electricity for future usage. Coupled with the infrastructure upgrades that need to happen in order for renewable energy generation to overtake fossil fuels, a vision for future collaboration with neighbouring nations to eventually export renewable energy is an exciting prospect. Andrew went on to talk about potential career opportunities in this exciting and fast changing industry, prompting further questions and enquiries about work experience from a handful of students. Andrew raised some thought-provoking questions about climate anxiety and the opportunity to make the UK a world leader in wind energy prompted a lot of positive feedback from pupils. We look forward to welcoming Andrew back to share his insightful and important ideas to the students in the future.
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