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Business opportunities in Low Carbon

12 Mai 2010

Technologies such as photovoltaics could have potential to drive low carbon economyTechnologies such as photovoltaics could have potential to drive low carbon economy

A leading thinker in the field of sustainable energy will be using a business networking event to reveal how Welsh industry can benefit from Wales’ ambitions to accelerate its transition to a low-carbon energy economy.

Professor Peter Pearson, Director of Wales’ Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI), based in the Welsh School of Architecture will be speaking at the latest Innovation Network event, providing an insight into opportunities presented to business of all sizes as more and more focus is placed on strengthening Wales’ expertise in this fast growing sector.

He will be joined by John Bruce, owner and director of the Usk-based SME Branching Out, which specialises in ecologically cutting-edge construction and has drawn praise from many sources, including HRH Prince Charles. He will describe his own unique experience of setting up a business which is now firmly at the forefront of modern design engineering practice.

Held as part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Wales Sustainability Week (17 – 21 May 2010), this business networking event is the chance to find out which low carbon technologies will be driving our future economy and discover developments in low carbon built environment, photovoltaics, large scale power generation, marine, hydrogen and bioenergy.

Peter Pearson was formerly Director of the Centre for Energy Policy and Technology at Imperial College London, and a Specialist Advisor to the Commons Inquiry into Renewable Electricity Generation. He chairs the Carbon Trust Standard’s Advisory Board.

The Innovation Network aims to develop a strong network for business in the regional knowledge-economy. The Network provides opportunities for business to business and business to university links across all disciplines. Since its creation in 1996 the scheme has hosted more than 9,700 people at its 115 plus events run for local businesses and innovators.

The event starts at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19 May 2010 in the University’s Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, with registration from 6.00pm. Business can register free by visiting: or calling 0800 801750.

Wales Sustainability Week which is being supported by the University, is an all-Wales event designed to encourage individuals, communities, and organisations from all sectors to take action to make Wales more sustainable, celebrate and promote what they are already doing, and become part of a network that works together to make Wales more sustainable.

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