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Pegasus Group executive planning director Chris Calvert and environment director Dale Turner give a rundown on the issues facing wind energy in the UK. Credit: Place North West and Pegasus Group

COP26 | How can the UK harness wind energy to fight climate change?

Julia Hatmaker

Pegasus Group weighs in on the opportunities and obstacles surrounding wind energy in this episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series.

Wind energy is the future of sustainable power, so how can we maximise its potential? That was the question we posed to Pegasus Group executive planning director Chris Calvert and environment director Dale Turner.

Pegasus Group is a leading development consultancy specialising in planning, design, environment, economics, heritage, transport & infrastructure, and property. The company has considerable experience across the energy sector including solar, on and offshore wind, bio-energy, tidal power, energy from waste, anaerobic digestion and hydropower.

Listen to the podcast at the top of this article to hear their analysis of the current wind power situation and how planning can help push the UK in the right energy direction.

This episode is part of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, which looks at sustainability solutions within the property industry ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow this November.

In each episode, guests will share actionable insights and essential evidence-based advice drawing on lessons learned from their work moving towards net zero carbon. Listen to more of our COP26 podcasts.

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To find out more about Pegasus Group, visit pegasusgroup.co.uk.

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Off shore Wind power will always be subject to the vagaries of the wind conditions wether too high or too low. We believe we have a solution to this situation with an innovation we have created called “Wind Tide” This is a simple way of utilising the flow of the currents of the flood and ebb tides via an underwater turbine which is attached near to the base of the tower this can generate extra energy and predictability of energy supply and by using the on-board generator. We also have plans to use wave power for additional energy.
This system works in tandem or independently of the wind conditions, but provides a near 24 hour energy supply.

By Paul Bergin