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Reference Number GR/S23803/01
Title PPA: Clean and Green: Promoting Public Awareness of Renewable and Cleaner Approaches to our Future Energy Needs
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 10%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Other) 10%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Coal, Other Coal) 10%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy) 20%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 20%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 10%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells) 10%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 20%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 80%;
Principal Investigator Professor RM (Mark ) Ormerod
No email address given
Keele University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2003
End Date 31 October 2005
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £40,093
Industrial Sectors Environment
Region West Midlands
Programme Public Engagement
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor RM (Mark ) Ormerod , Keele University (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Progressive Energy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Keele University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Newcastle City Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Staffordshire County Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Stoke on Trent City Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , StrataGas PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Apedale Heritage Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wardell Armstrong Ltd (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The overall objective of the project is to increase the awareness and understanding of the general public, including their young children, and secondary school children, and their teachers, of the potential benefits of renewable and new clean energy technologies, including fuel cells, solar power, wind power, the use of renewable fuels such as biogas from landfill sites, animal waste, vegetable matter and biomass, utilisation of coal-bed and coal-mine methane, ground sourced heat pumps, and some of the issues surrounding their use, through a number of specific targeted activities.Specific objectives include:1. Development of interactive hands-on displays and demonstrations of renewable and new clean energy technologies to be showcased at the Sustainable Energy Centre proposed at Chatterly Whitfield site, Stoke-on-Trent, at the Apedale Heritage Centre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and at the Cheddleton Flint Mill Museum in Staffordshire. The interactive displays will also be taken into secondary schools across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.2. Development of clear and informative explanatory notes and information leaflets, to be taken away, to accompany the displays and demonstrations.3. A series of general interest talks, debates and quizzes on renewable and clean energy technologies and the surrounding issues of energy conservation, consumption, recycling, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, for the general public, secondary schoolchildren and their teachers.These will be held at the Chatterly Whitfield site, the Apedale Heritage Centre and the Cheddleton Flint Mill, and will be adapted to be taken into secondary schools across the region.4. Production and publication of general articles understandable by the lay-person in the local and regional media, including free publications, circulated to every household in the region, produced by Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.5. Final versionsof display boards and information leaflets outlining and explaining the many different renewable and new clean energy technologies, describing the benefits and highlighting recent research and developments for each one, to be used as a permanent portable educational resource. 6. Two quizzes on renewable and new clean energy technologies, energy conservation and consumption, recycling, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, to be used as educational resources for schools for use withYears7-8 and 10-11
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