Power experts discuss role of technology in climate change
12 August 2008, News release from IET
Key industry figures from the power sector will share the latest technology developments affecting climate change at an event organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) this September.
Engineering a Safer Global Climate: the Power Sector's Response takes place on 8 September at the IET in Savoy Place, London and is a must for decision makers in the sector.
The seminar will provide a forum for the power industry to show how it is responding to the challenges of climate change and the technological and commercial opportunities that it presents.
Speakers include Dr Sue Ion, Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Ian Burdon, Head of Sustainable Energy Developments at PB Power.
Dr Ion will set the UK's position into a global context in describing issues associated with carbon reduction targets, reducing supplies of fossil fuels and opportunities for UK companies associated with the increasing globalisation of the supply chain in the nuclear sector.
Ian Burdon will address the costs of renewable energy. His presentation will look at the detailed analysis undertaken by PB Power for its report - Powering the Nation - which was a key reference in the Government's Energy Review. The report presents a clear measure of the likely cost associated with generating electricity from available technologies including coal, gas, nuclear, wind and renewables.
Robin McGill, IET chief executive, said: "Engineering and technology have a major role to play in managing the risks and costs due to global climate change in our energy hungry world.
"This event will bring together leading experts in the power sector and provide an opportunity those in the sector to find out more about the latest technology developments and initiatives. As well as looking at the main options for reducing green house gas emissions, there will also be a focus on increasing our capability to cope with climate change."
Dr. Steve McDonald, Director of Electrical Technology at NaREC, headline sponsors of the seminar, said: "This event is a great opportunity for the power supply chain in the UK to address together technical challenges and barriers currently being faced by the industry in the light of the looming energy revolution."
The seminar is sponsored by NaREC, PB Power, National Grid, Arup and the Carbon Trust. For more information, visit www.theiet.org/saferclimate.
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