Students make waves with project
Published 22/05/2013 | 11:31
TWO Tralee students are on a mission to educate the people of Kerry and Ireland about the potential of wave energy to help meet Ireland's energy needs while protecting the environment.
Mercy Mounthawk students Niall Buckley and Kelly Brosnan are taking part in an Eco Unesco environmental awareness project and they've decided to tackle the issue of Wave Energy
Niall and Kelly decided to inform the people of Kerry and if possible Ireland about Ireland's most under exploited natural renewable energy, wave energy.
They've already visited various primary schools around Kerry informing the students about this environmental issue that affects them in their lives and the busy pair have also visited the Rotary Club in Tralee to talk about wave energy and its potential benefits.
"Everyone has been very extremely hospitable and interested in our project and they're eager to find out about more of this issue after our presentation," said Niall Buckley.
"We feel very lucky to have such a good reception in the Kerry area. We care about this issue as it affects everyone," said Kelly.
"We are so passionate about teaching the public about the advantages of wave energy. The nature of our project is to raise awareness of our energy predicament and the necessity for future investment on improving our energy sector, environmental impact and therefore economic success in Ireland," she said.