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DEI Lecture: My vision of a UK energy future, Ian Marchant

6th February 2014, 18:30 to 19:30, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University DH1 3LE, Ian Marchant

DEI invites you to join Ian Marchant, former Chief Executive of SSE and Durham Alumni, as he reflects on 25 years in the energy industry and lays out his view of the UK Energy Future.

Registration for this event has now CLOSED. A video of the lecture will be available on the DEI Resources pages later this month.

Ian Marchant is uniquely placed to comment on the UK Energy landscape as someone who is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the energy industry. He is the former Chief Executive of SSE, one of the UK's leading utility companies, and is current Chairman of Infinis Energy plc.

What are the current issues and challenges facing the energy sector? How might the UK develop a truly sustainable energy policy? What mix of energy sources, investments and changes are needed to prepare for our low-carbon future and ensure the lights stay on?

In his lecture, Ian will reflect on 25 years in the energy industry and provide his thoughts on these and other questions…. 

Ian Marchant said:

"I have been fortunate to work in a vital and fascinating industry, energy, for 25 years and continue to be involved in many aspects. Our modern way of life is almost completely dependent on the provision of reliable and affordable energy and as a result rarely a day goes past without the energy industry making headlines. I am pleased to have this opportunity to take a step back and look at some of these issues and hopefully make a constructive contribution to the energy debate"

Following the lecture, there will be opportunities for the audience to join a question and answer debate.

Read Ian Marchant's Biography here.

Registration for this event has now CLOSED. A video of the lecture will be available on the on the DEI Resources pages later this month.

Contact dei.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.