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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

DEI @ British Science Festival 2015 Bradford

8th September 2015, 14:00 to 15:00, John Stanley Bell lecture theatre, Richmond Building, Bradford University

Can we secure our energy future? The UK is facing an energy crisis. How we can ensure we have a secure and sustainable energy supply whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Join our energy experts to discuss the challenges and innovations driving our energy future.

The international energy system is in flux and UK energy supply is becoming less secure. We now import much of our oil and gas after decades of self sufficiency and we have but 14 days of gas storage. We also import 90% of the coal we use and our nuclear facilities are reaching the ends of their lives. Sure we have plenty of new wind farms and solar panels are popping up on some buildings but renewables still only make a small dent in the UK's total energy usage. The UK's energy supply is vulnerable, increasingly out of our control with a significant portion of our energy imports being supplied from countries which may be politically unstable. 

Are we facing a dark and cold future or do we have viable options for securing our energy future?

This event will set-out the current crisis we face and then explore a range of energy solutions available: wind, geothermal, solar, oil & gas, and nucelar energy.

  • Do they work for the UK?
  • Will they give us the energy we need, reliably, into the future?
  • Will they help to achieve our low-carbon ambitions?
  • Will they keep our lights on?

Book your place now at our British Science Festival event.

Find out about the other events at this year's festival.

Read about DEI events at 2013 British Sceince Festival.