Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Tidal Turbines the Way Forward

June 30, 2008

Renewable energy enthusiasts across the world were recently focused on Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough, for the installation of the first ever commercial tidal turbine system. Pioneering developer Marine Current Turbines, are behind the SeaGen system, backed by investments from ethical specialists, Triodos Bank and its clean energy investment fund, Triodos Renewables.

The UK has a massive potential for marine energy, which could provide a fifth of the country’s electricity – the proportion nuclear currently provides. The idea of generating power from the sea is moving from the drawing boards and becoming a reality but it is not without its challenges. (more…)

The Power of Hope

May 24, 2008

Youth Empowerment through the Arts – The Power of Hope unleashes the positive potential of youth through arts-centered, multicultural learning programs. A non-religious, non-profit organization, it offers young people multi-day workshops and courses in the summer break and during the school year.

The programs are aimed at 14 to 18 year olds but they also run professional development courses for youth workers, artists, teachers and other adults. The schemes have been running in America, Canada and Uganda since 1996 but LIFEbeat, inspired by its US parent, is now running summer programs for young people in the UK too.

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