What does our energy future look like?

Two new public seminar series starting at the University of Adelaide in July will offer insight into how developments in clean, cost-effective energy technology will shape our future.
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Two new public seminar series starting at the University of Adelaide in July will offer insight into how developments in clean, cost-effective energy technology will shape our future.
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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Two new public seminar series starting at the University of Adelaide in July will offer insight into how developments in clean, cost-effective energy technology will shape our future.

Run by the University's Centre for Energy Technology, the free seminars will give members of the community the chance to learn more about - and to critically assess - new technologies being considered for future energy needs.

"Clean and efficient energy technologies are needed to deliver an energy future that addresses climate change and reduces the cost of energy, for companies and consumers alike," says the Director of the Centre for Energy Technology, Professor Gus Nathan.

"Our two new seminar series will give the public the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of new clean energy technology options, including those being developed at the University of Adelaide."

The seminars will feature experts from the Centre who are internationally recognised for their research in fields such as: combustion of fossil fuels, bio-fuels, solar, geothermal, wind and wave energy, and energy efficiency. The seminars will also feature speakers from leading companies and organisations in the energy field.

The two new seminar series are:

Thinking Critically About Sustainable Energy

Organised in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Australia, this six-part seminar series strongly encourages public participation and will help the audience to critically assess energy options for the state. The first seminar in this series - on the future of fossil fuels - will be held on Wednesday 7 July.

When: 6.00pm, starting Wednesday 7 July and running each month until Wednesday 8 December
Where: The Science Exchange, Exchange Place, Adelaide
Cost: free - all welcome. Registration required at: www.riaus.org.au

Energy Futures

Organised in conjunction with the University's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, this 12-part series will look at a range of clean energy technology options for the future. The first of these seminars - on climate change - will be held on Wednesday 28 July.

When: 5.00pm, starting Wednesday 28 July and running until Wednesday 27 October
Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Cost: free - all welcome. No registration necessary for this series.

The Centre for Energy Technology is part of the Environment Institute and the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources at the University of Adelaide.

www.adelaide.edu.au/environment/cet

 

Contact Details

Professor Gus Nathan
Email: gus.nathan@mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/environment/cet/
Director, Centre for Energy Technology
and Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5822
Mobile: +61 410 477 411


Professor Barry Brook
Email: barry.brook@utas.edu.au
Director of Climate Science, Environment Institute
The University of Adelaide
(now at University of Tasmania)
Mobile: +61 420 958 400


Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762