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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

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

The Changing Landscape of Energy in North Yorkshire - opportunities and challenges

15th March 2017, 18:00 to 20:00, Harrogate Pavillions, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG28QZ , Professor Simon Hogg, Professor Andy Aplin, Dr Patrick Mason and Dr Catherine Bale

“Yorkshire was once the nation’s powerhouse: the centre of the coal industry and home to some of the largest coal power stations in Europe.

However, the last deep-coalmine in the UK, Kellingley in North Yorkshire, closed in 2015 while Ferrybridge power station closed in 2016. In the meantime, Drax has become the world’s largest biomass power station, several very-large scale of wind farms are being planned off the Yorkshire coast and exploratory drilling for shale gas is due to commence in Ryedale in 2017. At the same time, small scale power and heating from affordable solar and biomass technologies are becoming more widespread both in rural areas and in towns and cities.

The technological landscape of energy generation is changing rapidly. How will this affect the economic landscape of the region? And how will this affect the rural and urban landscapes of North Yorkshire itself?
To help these questions to be answered, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) North Yorkshire Network in association with The Energy Institute (EI) Yorkshire Branch are hosting an evening event to provide the opportunity to discover more about the new energy technologies affecting North Yorkshire and how these might be developed (or not!) for the benefit of the region. We will have a panel of energy experts who will deliver short presentations.The workshop will then discuss and debate issues that concern you - so please ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

Our panel will include:

Prof Simon Hogg, Durham Energy Institute: wind energy
Prof Andy Alpin, Durham Energy Institute: shale gas
Dr Patrick Mason, University of Leeds: bioenergy
Dr Catherine Bale, University of Leeds: small-scale heat and power

For further information on this event, please visit The Institution of Engineering & Technology website.

To register for this event please visit the registration page.