Renewable energy

Martin is interested in renewable energy and the long term sustainability of our energy supply.

Sustainability means having the ability to sustain something indefinitely. So a process is sustainable if it is not constrained by a finite resource or other limiting factor.

Using up a resource more quickly than it is being replenished is not sustainable economically or environmentally. We need to move on from the “let’s make a quick buck while we can” mentality.

We need industry, governments and academics to work together to build a long-term socio-economic case for development, and make renewable energy an attractive proposition for investors.

Martin has previously worked for Cornwall Council for MERiFIC (Marine Energy in Far Peripheral and Island Communities), a €4.5m ERDF-funded project on the Interreg IV A programme, seeking to develop strategy for the advancement of marine renewable energy in Cornwall and Finistère.