Students discuss renewable future

Pictured at the energy event in Angus College on Wednesday are, from left - Val McLeod, Alexander Cargill, Sharon Emslie, Eleanor Logan, Eurowind; Mel Cossans, Allanah Cameron and Ian Lindsay, Eurowind.
Pictured at the energy event in Angus College on Wednesday are, from left - Val McLeod, Alexander Cargill, Sharon Emslie, Eleanor Logan, Eurowind; Mel Cossans, Allanah Cameron and Ian Lindsay, Eurowind.

STUDENTS at Angus College have been tackling the issues surrounding climate change and renewable energy.

A recent survey run by students revealed their passion for a Scotland fuelled by renewable sources.

The survey wished to find out what level of awareness students had about climate change and current and future energy needs.

And the results were shared and discussed at an event on Wednesday.

The survey was a partnership project with Eurowind, a wind energy developer, who donated time and expertise to work alongside the students on the project.

The cross-college project involved students from business and administration, engineering and a large number of class representatives from around the college.

The results revealed a real concern about climate change and its effect on the environment with 85 per cent wanting to see action taken in Scotland.

They showed that expanding renewable energy, of all kinds, was the most popular energy choice, followed by making buildings more energy efficient.

Ian Lindsay of Eurowind said: “Working with the students at the college was a great experience, we were most impressed with their enthusiasm and interest in the issues.

“Whilst we were able to offer our experience of survey design and delivery along with opportunities to debate the issues around Scotland’s energy needs, the students contributed lots of good ideas, designed the survey and got the results in.”