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Infrastructure Debate
The Great Infrastructure Debate, 
April 2012
Transport Challenges
The Challenges of Sustainable Transport,
March 2012
The Future of Energy
The Future of Energy for the North East,
December 2011
Facing the Future
vox pops
Facing the Future vox pops, 
November 2011
Facing the Future
interviews
Facing the Future speaker interviews, 
November 2011
Visions for the Future of the City
Visions for the Future of the City, 
October 2011
Economic Growth: Bane or
Boon? Porritt & Ben-Ami
Economic Growth: Bane or Boon? 
Head to head debate between Daniel Ben-Ami and Jonathon Porritt
Oct 2010
Limits to Growth
Limits to Growth debate with Daniel Ben-Ami, 
Richard Dyer and Phil O'Keefe, August 2010
Food & Water Security
Food & Water Security debate with Tony Allan, 
Jennie Barron, Julia Brown and Ben Campbell,
March 2010
Living in a Changing World
Living in a Changing World, 2010
Getting Real About Energy
Video of Getting Real About Energy at EGU 2010
Don't Shout at the Telly North East 2009
Don't Shout at the Telly North East 2009
Flush it (10 min edit)
10 minute edit of WORLDwrite video Flush it
Keeping Africa Small
Keeping Africa Small Debate
I'm a subsistence farmer ... Get me out of here!
I'm a Subsistence Farmer ... Get Me Out Of Here! debate
Sustained Engagement

The Future of Energy for the North East

Videos of an event held at Newcastle University, 12 December 2011
Part of the Sustained Engagement project funded by Royal Academy of Engineering.

How will the North East of England meet its energy needs in thirty years time?

Six speakers were invited to present their answers to this question to a public audience who then discussed and adapted their ideas using Crowd Wise: a consensus-building process designed by new economics foundation. The options they presented were

A Reduce reliance on imported gas through increases in community generation (Jonathan Hughes)
B Increase investment in wind industry and phase out nuclear power (Sally Poxon)
C Demand management improve electricity network reliability and extend battery life for electric vehicles (Tianxiang Jiang)
D Reduce generating capacity by leveling out supply (Robert Fox)
E Maximise the contribution and benefits of solar energy (Ian Forbes)
F Use ethanol produced from waste plant material to generate electricity (Taiwo Alaje)

Click here for full details and discussion of this event.

Jonathan Hughes, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec)


Sally Poxon, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec)


Tianxiang Jiang, Northumbria University


Robert Fox, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec)


Ian Forbes, Northumbria Photovoltaics Applications Centre (NPAC)


Taiwo Alaje, Newcastle University

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