Energy for our future: have your say
Posted on 16 March 2011
Experts from across the UK will discuss how the future energy needs of the planet can be met as part of an interactive debate at the University of York this Friday.
Members of the audience at the Energy for our future: have your say debate
will be able to put questions to a panel of energy research experts about low
carbon technologies such as nuclear, wind, biofuels, and carbon capture and
storage. Discussions will address the pros and cons of each and the mix of
energy sources needed.
An electronic voting system will be
used to collect live opinions from the audience about their views on different
The debate, on Friday, 18 March at
7.30pm, is free to attend and is being hosted by the University of York in
partnership with Research Councils UK (RCUK) as part of the York Festival of
Science and Technology 2011.
The annual festival, organised by
Science City York in partnership with organisations and businesses across York
and North Yorkshire, aims to bring science to life for people of all ages.
The debate will be held in the superb Ron Cooke Hub at the
centre of the University’s £750 million Heslington East campus expansion.
Admission is by free ticket, available from the Minster Box
Office in York Minster, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Alternatively
phone 0844 9390015 or visit email@example.com.
Notes to editors:
on panel members:
Executive Director of the UK Energy Research Centre and previously Corporate
Vice-President of Technology and Intellectual Property for the Alstom group (a
world leader in integrated power plants).
Director of the Imperial
College Centre for Nuclear Engineering and the Rolls Royce University
Technology Centre in Nuclear Engineering.
Simon McQueen Mason
Chair of Material Biology in the Centre for Novel
Agricultural Products, at the University of York. His research interests
include the potential use of plant biomass as feedstock for the production of
liquid transportation fuels, chemicals and materials.
in clean fossil energy at the Department of Chemical and Environmental
Engineering at the University of Nottingham. His research focus is in the field
of sustainable energy generation.
find out more about the York Festival of Science and Technology visit www.scy.co.uk or call 01904 870059
for a free brochure.
information about Research Councils UK is available at www.rcuk.ac.uk/energy