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Unconventional energy - the future?

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’.