Discussion: The Great Energy Escape
- Mon 06 Nov 2017
- 7:00 pm
As part of the Manchester Science Festival 2017, Carbon Co-op and Energy Democracy Greater Manchester are running the Great Energy Escape, an immersive game exploring the challenges of the energy transition we’re all now involved in.
In this follow up event, we ask about electric vehicles, smart homes, power blackouts and municipal energy. What does our future energy system look like in Greater Manchester and beyond, how quickly will things change and how will citizens be involved?
> Colin Baines of Friends Provident Foundation talks about the challenges facing ‘The Big Six’ energy companies and asks: “Are their days numbered?”
> Emilia Melville shares her research carried out with the University of Surrey and BuroHappold Engineering in to energy democracy – how can citizens be more involved in the energy system?
> Electricity North West, the distributors of electricity in the North West explain the challenges of a changing grid as more renewable generation is accommodated and more electric vehicles come online.
Who should attend?
> Energy industry practitioners, workers and unions
> Energy democracy, environmental and climate change activists and campaigners
> Policy makers
> Academics, scientists, students and researchers
> Anyone with an interest in the future of the energy system.
There will be an opportunity to pitch in your questions on the evening. More details here.