Powering the Future: Let's Talk About it

The panel, chaired by writer and braodcaster Iain Macwhirter, will discuss the challenges we all face as the energy sector looks at new challenges.

Challenges include:

  • Tackling the impact of climate change and responding to carbon-cutting legislation
  • Finding new sources of conventional energy including oil and gas
  • Developing new renewable energy sources such as offshore wind and marine
  • The future of nuclear

The panel includes:

Speak Up: For the Love of...

For the love of the food on our plates and the people that grow it; the Arctic and the Great Barrier Reef; bluebells and butterflies; our children and grandchildren; we need to tackle climate change. Climate change is having an effect on the things we hold dear and we need to demand action. On 17th June over nine thousand people from across the UK descended on Westminster to ensure our new Government and all MPs hear loud and clear that we are speaking up on climate change.

Government advisors call for more action to reduce Scotland’s emissions

Scotland’s largest civil society coalition highlights a new report calling for more effort from the Scottish Government to reduce Scotland’s emissions.
The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) coalition was responding to a new, independent expert assessment of Scotland's progress towards meeting its legally-binding greenhouse gas emission targets, set under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

ClimateXChange Schools Debating Challenge - Who’s responsible for changing our energy behaviour?

Two Edinburgh high school teams go head to head in a battle of wits and words on the topic: ‘Only governments can change energy behaviour across society’. With one expert witness of their choosing in their armoury, the teams of three will have only 15 minutes to convince the assembled audience that they have the answer.

Free event, but please register as places are limited.

'Road to Paris' discussion at the Edinburgh Science Festival

The UN summit in Paris in December this year sets out to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change. At the summit, 196 countries are set to sign a new global climate change agreement, but how likely is it that any action taken will be meaningful?
Join a discussion with the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Dr Aileen Macleod MSP, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre Prof Stephen Belcher and Prof Corinne Le Quéré, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Interfaith Discussion on Climate Change and the Role of Faith

As part of the host of activity of Islam Awareness Week 2015, Al-Meezan Climate Change Project will be hosting an interfaith discussion on role of faith to influence action on climate change.
Community members of different faiths( and of no faiths) and beliefs will be invited to take part in this discussion.


Linlithgow Green Film Festival: Powerful

Flick the switch, turn the key, press the button and then pay the bill. Multiply that by six billion and you’ve got a picture of energy consumption on Earth today. We’re hard-wired to a conventional energy system that drives our transportation, powers our communications and is the lifeline to industry and commerce. Despite the benefits, we know that this system is regrettably depleting our resources, polluting our air and affecting global climate change.

Linlithgow Green Film Festival: Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. As governments and big business continue to push for ‘growth’ in the form of increased global trade, we’re seeing an increase in climate chaos, senseless war, fundamentalism, financial volatility, income inequality, and the consolidation of corporate power.


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