Dr. David Chapman To Lecture At Corange 2015

January 8, 2015

The Corange Science 2015 Public Forum is set to be held on January 26, 2015, with Bermudian Dr. David Chapman to deliver an address entitled “Unexpected Yet Understandable: Development as a Barrier to Renewable Energy in Bermuda.”

The lecture will begin at 6.30pm at Bermuda College, North Hall G301.

Dr. Chapman – who earned his PhD through the Royal Holloway University of London following research on renewable energy and its role in sustainable development in small island states – began his PhD thesis in 2008 with the title of The Role of Renewable Energy Towards Sustainable Development in Small Island States: A Bermuda Case Study.

unexpected yet understandable

His thesis focused its attention on Bermuda and its place in the global push towards the use of renewable energy resources, finding that small island states are at an increased risk of facing sustainable development challenges regarding energy sustainability in comparison with larger continental urban areas.

His research included conducting more than 50 interviews with local residents, small and large businesses, the utility, and both government and non-government organizations, compiling and studying more than 150 questionnaire surveys, and quantitatively analyzing environmental data on local solar irradiation, wind, wave, and biomass resources.

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  1. junior burchall says:

    Yes I, Tesfa!

    …will there be video feed, so that folks in foreign could tune in?

  2. David E Chapman says:

    Junior, not sure if the Bermuda College will have some sort of video feed. That is a good idea though and one I will suggest.

    I hope many turn out. The information I will share will help bridge the gap between sustainable development, renewable energy and energy security in regards to Bermuda and small islands like it. I will shed light on how Bermuda’s unique developmental profile affects integration of renewable energy and impacts on energy security with the caveat of differing roles of energy across lines of economics, gender and other aspects of social demographics.

    This won’t be a talk about renewable energy like what Bermuda has heard before… The island has some hard choices to make and some stark realities to face up to in regards to its energy future. I intend to lay these out on the table.

  3. Kathy says:

    Yes, I too would like to join in (via Skype)?

    Please can you make this an interactive forum for people who live overseas??

    Thanks!

  4. Kathy says:

    …and one more thing….I hope there will be government representatives present!