University Of Chester: The Big Energy Debate

  • Date: 22/05/14
  • University of Chester

“This House believes that the immediate energy priority of the UK should be shale gas before renewables”

As part of the Amazed by Science day being held at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park, experts will debate the possibilities for future energy.

From 6pm until 8pm on Saturday, May 24, the panel will discuss how the future of UK energy supply is an unsolved problem. The debate: “This House believes that the immediate energy priority of the UK should be shale gas before renewables” will be chaired by Chester MP, the Rt Hon Stephen Mosley, who sits on the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee. The motion is proposed by Dr Benny Peiser, Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and rebutted by Dr Christian Dunn, Wolfson Carbon Capture Laboratory, from Bangor University.

Professor Steve Wilkinson, Head of Chemical Engineering, at the University, said: “The public is welcome to join in a key debate in the new Faculty of Science and Engineeringa at the University of Chester. Our guest speakers will not bamboozle you with science, but this is your chance to learn and share your views with the rest of the audience. You will also get to vote on the motion.

“People often talk about the ‘climate change debate’ but a proper debate needs everyone to listen to different opinions. We want this debate to be conducted in a spirit of good manners and good humour. Can future UK energy policy be entertaining? I’m not sure but we will certainly try!”

The debate, facilitated by the University of Chester, will take place at Thornton Science Park, Pool Lane, Ince, Chester CH2 4NU.

Places need to be booked prior to the event. Please email s.j.wilkinson@chester.ac.uk