EV and Tidal Energy

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

For Flood Protection Barriers and Coastal Regeneration

Tidal barriers for flood protection and renewable energy would help regenerate North Wales coastal communities. Inevitable and rapid increase in electric vehicles (EV’s) will pull demand for affordable power and in the process add to the case for tidal barriers. See Glyn’s Blog for much more detail and visit his company OpenEnergyMonitor.

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Updating Energy Innovaion

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

‘Recent Met Office predictions of dramatically increased episodic rainfall (of order 30% greater even than experienced in recent winters such as 2013/14, when at one time the Somerset Levels as well as large parts of the Thames Valley had prolonged inundation, and as far inland as Tadcaster in East Yorkshire the emergency services were having to watch the tides in order to try an predict whether and how quickly surface floodwater could be expected to drain off) add urgency to the points made on p. 7 of the personal submission to the Hendry Review on tidal lagoons’.

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Mr Blobby

‘I recently passed the 70th birthday landmark, on which occasion my older brother Antony reminded the assembly of friends and relatives that Capability Brown happens to be an ancestor of ours, just six generations back.  He wondered if the interest in grand water features might be partly congenital.  One advantage capability Brown had was on only having to contact one landowner at a time to get his projects approved.’


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Visit report

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Linking Elements

“Tidal Lagoons” have progressed from concept to the first project planning stage. Here in North Wales the opportunity exists to link flood defences with tidal energy in impoundment projects to transform the Continue Reading »

Options ?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Following The Conference

What are the options? is climate change happening? can we wait and see if it gets any worse?

We know climate change is taking place, yes its happened before but the changes we are experiencing now are under different conditions with human activity including the accelerated burning of fossil fuels. We can just wait to see if the climate self-adjusts; if it doesn’t then Continue Reading »

School Art

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Croeso           Welcome            Fáilte

The children have been busy this week creating The Irish Sea 2050 conference ‘welcome poster’ entitled “we love our beach which” – ym Gymraeg –

“rydym yn caru ein traeth” Continue Reading »

8 June update

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Timing and Logistics Details


Contacts: A number of conference assistants will be on hand and can be contacted by mobile phone to assist as and when maybe required. Continue Reading »

Y Morfa

Friday, May 29th, 2015

From Flood Fund to Community Resource

IS-2050 Management and Banking

The Y Morfa sports centre in Kinmel Bay was funded from donations after the Towyn floods of 1990 a time which in many respects started the lead up to this IS-2050 conference. Today Y Morfa is the centre of community engagement for all sectors of able bodied and disabled, young and old, locals and visitors, through the medium of sport in the community. Continue Reading »

Troubled Waters

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

IS-2050 speaker Prof. Roger Falconer

on Future Floods and Tidal lagoons

Daily Post 25 Aril 2015 reporting on issues to be discussed in the Irish Sea 2050 conference at Parc Eirias on 12 June 2015. Read the article online. Continue Reading »

UK & Ireland

Friday, April 24th, 2015

2015 DHI UK & Ireland Symposium

21, 22 April Macdonald Anstey Hall, Warwickshire

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Tidal Energy and Coastal Defences

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

One Coast – One Future

Cllr Dr Stuart Anderson on the North Wales Coast

 BBC UK Budget news 18 March 2015

Announcing the worlds first tidal energy lagoon project in the budget and for this to be located in Wales adds impetus to the already strong lobby for renewable, sustainable and predictable tidal energy schemes. In North Wales the tidal energy impoundments would feature coastal defences. Continue Reading »