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The British Energy Challenge exhibition - exploring how we make and use energy

16 September 2013 | News

British Energy Challenge exhibitions explore how we make and use energy - one of the most urgent issues facing the UK today.

British Energy Challenge exhibition

Today ‘energy’ is something that is taken for granted, we’ve forgotten how extraordinary it actually is. How we make and use energy is one of the most urgent issues facing the UK, impacting on our economy, the bills we pay and the environment we live in.

The British Energy Challenge exhibition held in Manchester took visitors on an journey exploring energy in the UK, looking at:

  • The energy challenge – why does the UK energy system need to change?
  • The economic opportunity – spotlight on growth, innovation and jobs
  • Consumer help – what action can we take to cut energy use and pay less?

The free exhibition, organised by The Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Carbon Trust. featured interactive demonstrations, including a smoothie bike, a low carbon house and a model marine current turbine.  Visitors explored energy generation, renewable technologies, climate change, and how we can save energy and cut costs.

View a gallery of the exhibition below:

Sir Richard Leese, Leader Manchester City Council and DECC,s Chief Scientific Advisor David Mackay opening the British Energy Challenge exhibition

British Energy Challenge Exhibition Manchester

Dwelle's zero carbon sustainable home

Dwelle's zero carbon sustainable home

Carbon Literacy carbon footprint board game created by Manchester school children

Friends of the Earth Manchester

Centre for Sustainable Energy "PlanLoCaL" model

Siemens Marine Current Turbine

CycleWorks smoothie bike

My Climate and Me TV Studio

My Climate and Me TV Studio - Audience pose questions to Met Office scientists

Get Me Toasty Manchester - improving warmth and energy efficiency of homes

British Energy Challenge Exhibition


See a video of the exhibition:



Department for Energy and Climate Change The Carbon Trust  British Energy Challenge

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