Our next Green Thinkers’ discussion will be on 7th January 2016, hot on the heels of the global climate summit in Paris. We will be discussing ‘Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air’ by David MacKay, former Chief Scientific Advisor of DECC.
The book can be either be purchased in hard copy, or read / downloaded for free at www.withouthotair.com where there are also a host of video presentations by MacKay.
Energy is a technical topic and MacKay’s book contains plenty of facts and figures (albeit from 2009) – these will provide useful background information. In our discussion we will ask questions such as:
- Which energy technologies have the brightest future?
- Should energy efficiency take priority over air pollution (ref. VW)
- What has changed in the energy world since 2009?
- Is it a valid position to be anti-coal, anti-fracking, and anti-nuclear?
- What ever happened to carbon capture and storage?
- Where is UK government energy policy heading?
- Where are global energy markets heading?
- Your thoughts on the outcome of Paris 2015?
Date: Thursday 7th January (7-9pm)
Location: The Town Wall pub, Pink Lane, NE1 5HZ. (In the Library Room)
To Book: Space limited so book with firstname.lastname@example.org to assure your place.