Events

The Social Futures of Resource Extraction and Energy

Preston 30 August 2016 at 6.00 pm

What are the main challenges for the future of energy? Can they be addressed with unconventional natural resources? The ways in which we answer these questions have the potential to influence our societies in fundamental ways. What impacts will our choices about the futures of energy have on individuals, communities and the globe?

The launch will be marked by two lectures: “The UK’s Shale Gas Trilemma” to be given by Prof. Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, University of Warwick; and Prof. Debra Davidson from the University of Alberta, Canada, who will speak about oil extraction in Alberta.

UPDATE: Prof. Tony Ingraffea from Cornell University will also be joining us via Skype to give a talk: “No, “Tough” Regulations on Shale Gas Development Are Not the Answer to a Sustainable Energy Future”.

The event will be chaired by Marc Hudson (University of Manchester)

30th August 2016, 6 pm;  Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston

This is a free event and will be followed by Q&A and wine reception. Reserve your seat here.

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RAFF has spoken at lots of events throughout the UK, including the House of Lords. We’ve also organised many public meetings for residents around Lancashire and have worked with Frack Off and Friends of the Earth in setting up local groups. We have over four years of experience in fighting fracking and are happy to share this experience, wherever you are based.

If you would like RAFF to host a public information meeting in your community, please get in touch raffgroup@hotmail.co.uk.