"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:

1. Peter Guthrie
Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development

2. John Loughhead
Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Energy and Climate Change

3. Professor Goran Strbac
Chair in Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London

Synopsis:

By 2050 our planet’s 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 ‘peak oil’ and with an increasing proportion of intermittent renewables in our energy mix? Are we at a pivotal point in mankind’s relationship with energy and the environment? The EEESTA 2015 seminar intends to explore these issues and more.

Topics will include:

1. Demand reduction
2. Supply options
3. 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