Talk/seminar. 2-5pm. Great North Museum: Hancock.
Following the highly successful joint meeting with the Yorkshire Geological Society to celebrate the work of Sir Kingsley Dunham, our two societies are joining forces once again for a Saturday afternoon meeting when we will examine how geology can contribute to meeting our future energy needs, with a particular focus on alternative or unconventional energy sources.
Four distinguished speakers will contribute:
Professor Ian Fells (Fells Associates, Emeritus Professor University of Newcastle):’Energy, Engineering and Economics’.
Professor Richard Davies (Durham University and Durham GeoEnergy Group); (title tbc)
Professor Peter Tavner (ret Durham University Engineering & Computer Sciences: ‘Wind, waves and tides – an overview of current capability for renewable energy generation’
Professor Paul Younger (University of Glasgow): ‘The contribution of geology to the pursuit of a low-carbon economy’.