On Saturday afternoon (15th August), I’ll be chairing a meeting in Central London on the topic, “The future of energy: Leadership and technological innovation”.
The speaker is James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting & Innovation, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. I’ve seen James speak several times over the years, and he’s always both entertaining and thought-provoking.
The talk will cover some of the same ground as the recent book “Energise – A future for energy innovation” which James co-authored with Joe Kaplinksy.
Some extracts from the back cover convey the flavour of the book:
- The way to deal with global warming is to build a bigger, better energy supply, not to invite the state to meter your family’s every use of energy at home and in the car;
- This book shows you… why there’s still time to fix global warming without downgrading your lifestyle;
- Energise! sets out a programme for innovation in nuclear, carbon-based and renewable energy. The programme is one in which governments and industry do what they are supposed to do: enable people to get on with their lives;
- Energise is a challenge to climate zealots, climate sceptics, and government moralisers alike;
- This is a refreshing and a required read for anybody … bored with the idea of merely surviving, and confident that human beings can still make a much better world.
I’m expecting a lively debate! The future of energy is a critically important topic, for all kinds of reason.
If you think you might like to attend, there are more details on the event blog.