- Environmental technology refers to the field of science concerned with reducing the human impact on the environment through technological advances or improvements. Some common applications of environmental technology deal with reducing energy consumption, limiting man-made damage to the physical environment, and reducing waste.Areas of research in the field may involve cleaner energy sources, improved energy efficiency in transportation and buildings, and methods that decrease or prevent pollution.Environmental technology is a broad field that draws on many sciences, some of which include chemistry, ecology, and biology.
Innovation and advances in environmental science may have commercial applications, save money, or be designed to meet government regulations.
Rampion is an offshore wind farm development by E.ON, planned for the Sussex coast. Located between 13 to 25 kilometres (8 to 16 mi) from the shore, the wind farm will lie off the coast of the towns of Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea to the west, the city of Brighton and Hove in the centre and the towns of Newhaven and Seaford in the east. Construction of this wind farm is due to start soon and over its lifetime it will create many jobs in both the construction and operational stages.
Shoreham Port is growing its commercial activities on the Harbour around renewable energy and Port-related activity; the University of Brighton’s Green Growth platform will support the growth of local green businesses; Ricardo UK is building a new £10m Vehicle Emissions Research Centre in Shoreham and the South Downs National Park Authority supports the development and use of renewable energy.
Here are some examples of entry level jobs in this sector:
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