13 February 2006

Hello Folks,

 

2 news items, the first from Chlo‘ Sykes, Events Officer for the Royal Society, chloe.sykes@royalsoc.ac.uk

 

Energy… for the future, 10 April 2006 – 11 April 2006, at The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 6AG

 

By Lord Robert May FRS, Dr Katherine Blundell, Professor Fraser Armstrong and Dr David Vincent

 

‘Energy… for the future’ will pose the question: how can we supply energy for the inhabitants of Earth, sufficient to meet everyone’s needs, without causing serious, irreversible damage to the environment? This is timely as we face the global challenges of addressing climate change, providing a secure and reliable supply of energy and the depletion of oil. Fossil fuels provide cheap and convenient sources of energy and no single solution can replace them. But unless we change course, developing alternative supplies of energy and address how we use it, the next generations could face dangerous climate change and major restrictions to their lifestyles and economic development with the potential for conflicts over energy supplies. Our generation – rightly – will be blamed for knowingly squandering the planet’s resources. The input for this meeting will be from leading scientists and engineers representing a whole spectrum of possible energy solutions.

 

Cost: This event is FREE to attend but pre-registration online is essential at www.royalsoc.ac.uk/events

 

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 BP AND EDISON MISSION GROUP PLAN MAJOR HYDROGEN POWER PROJECT FOR CALIFORNIA

 

Carson CA, February 10, 2006: BP and Edison Mission Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Edison International, today announced that they are planning a new $1 billion hydrogen-fueled power plant in California that would generate clean electricity with minimal carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The press release is on the UKCCSC website at:

http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/ccs/Media/February06.html

 

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Cheers, Mark