Following presentations form PhD students, a panel made up of academics and industry representatives discussed the wind industry's prospects following the general election this May. The consensus was that prolonged uncertainty is holding up investment in renewables while other technologies are being pushed. When asked about the possibility of a referendum on membership of the EU, the importance of European targets and initiatives in driving the industry in the UK was highlighted.
The day was closed with the award of the poster prize to Alice Malvaldi (another forecaster!), and remarks from Prof David Infield, manager of the wind CDT.