Event Title

Offshore Energy: A study of the Impacts of Electricity Transmission

Presenter Information

Eric Walton, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 145

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 11:55 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

With the increasing implementation of offshore wind facilities around the world, more of the public is coming into increasingly frequent contact with anthropogenic electromagnetic fields (emf) released by subsea cables. These cables bring the electricity created by offshore energy sources, such as wind, to be used by onshore facilities and homes. They are important to the future of renewable energy, but are also one of the major barriers to the implementation of offshore wind facilities. The public is worried about the impacts of electricity transmission on themselves, their homes, and the wildlife of their area. I will be presenting on the research findings on how man-made emf affects residents of areas where electricity transmission cables are present, and whether or not their concerns are valid.

Faculty Sponsor

Russ Cole

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1244

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 11:55 AM

Offshore Energy: A study of the Impacts of Electricity Transmission

Diamond 145

With the increasing implementation of offshore wind facilities around the world, more of the public is coming into increasingly frequent contact with anthropogenic electromagnetic fields (emf) released by subsea cables. These cables bring the electricity created by offshore energy sources, such as wind, to be used by onshore facilities and homes. They are important to the future of renewable energy, but are also one of the major barriers to the implementation of offshore wind facilities. The public is worried about the impacts of electricity transmission on themselves, their homes, and the wildlife of their area. I will be presenting on the research findings on how man-made emf affects residents of areas where electricity transmission cables are present, and whether or not their concerns are valid.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/295