Dundee Energy Summit 2015 to debate N. Sea role in future UK energy mix

Dundee Energy Summit Jan 2015 logoBy DARA BUTTERFIELD

The first ever Dundee Energy Summit (DES) will be held at the city’s university on 31 January 2015 to debate the UK’s Future Energy Mix and North Sea oil and gas production.

It is designed to stimulate and inform industry and public debate on the key energy issues in the UK in decade where energy security has become a vital economic, environmental, and geo-political issue.

Several key-note speakers are set to attend including high profile academics, directors in energy departments and also governmental officials. Issues to be debated also include:

  • The Energy Mix
  • Conventional v. Unconventional Technologies
  • Onshore Renewables
  • Renewables: Obligation and Future Outlook
  • Innovation and Technology-Carbon Capture and Storage
  • The American (Shale Gas) Revolution – and potential UK lessons
  • Marine Energy
  • Nuclear Energy

 The Dundee Energy Summit has been organised by graduate students from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) and Dundee university. Professor Peter Cameron, CEPMLP Director, will introduce the speakers.

Co-organiser and Summit spokesman Andreas Ioannides said:The array of topics, as well as the significance of the character of the theme – in context of a mature and declining oil and gas production in the North Sea – will attract the interest of professionals, operators, government, and students alike”.

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