13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only changed from one form to another. So if we want to keep moving we need to consider carefully how we use energy.
Hybrid and electric vehicles are currently taking the market by storm, but these are still deriving their energy from non-renewable, polluting sources such as coal fired power stations. Meanwhile individuals are jumping on the band wagon of creating their own electricity with solar panels on their roofs. Is it even conceivable that vehicles could be powered from these renewable sources?
Gwawr, the Welsh Solar Car Team, run interactive workshops delving into the technology behind sustainable transport. Investigating areas such as where energy comes from, how it can be stored and how this energy can be used to power vehicles.