Loraine Leeson's Active Energy project shortlisted at RegenSW Green Energy Awards.

15 November 2016

Active Energy project

Loraine Leeson’s Active Energy project has been shortlisted for the Best Arts and Energy Project at RegenSW’s Green Energy Awards.

Winners will be announced at an event at the Bath Assembly Rooms on 29 November. This is the 13th annual awards ceremony to honour innovation in the development of green energy and the first to recognise the arts as a key player in this process.

Active Energy is an arts/engineering collaboration involving older people in the development of technologies to improve their lives. Outputs so far have included a turbine-driven lightwork for an AgeUK roof, exhibitions in the UK and USA, and development of a new design of tidal turbine for use in the River Thames. Further work is currently underway through the AHRC funded Hydrocitizenship project to construct a stream wheel that will power an aerator to help oxygenate the water in the Lower Lea and support the survival of fish.

More information about the project can be found on the Active Energy website.

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