"Cold and Dark by 2050?"

How sustainable is our energy consumption?

Date: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Venue: Weston Auditorium, De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. AL10 9EU.
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Seminar:  
Chairman:

Malcolm Grimston
Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Speakers:

To be announced

Synopsis:

By 2050 our planetís population is expected to reach 9 billion people and our demand for energy at current rates of growth will be two and a half times that of today. How are we to match supply against demand in a world already post Ďpeak oilí and with an increasing proportion of intermittent renewables in our energy mix? Are we at a pivotal point in mankindís relationship with energy and the environment? The EEESTA 2015 seminar intends to explore these issues and more.

Topics will include:

  • Demand reduction
  • Supply options
  • Interrelationship between supply and demand
Open forum:
An essential element of the prestige seminar is Question time when the audience can question the speakers and debate some of the issues discussed.
Principal sponsors: Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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Timetable:
5:30 pm Refreshments and networking
6:45 pm Welcome, EEESTA Innovation Award, Friends of EEESTA Award and Chairman's opening remarks
7:15 pm Speakers' presentations
8:20 pm Question time
c9:10 pm Chairman's summary
c9:25 pm Vote of Thanks and formal session close
c9:30 pm Informal continuation with speakers in the foyer
10:00 pm Vacate venue