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Will the UK's 'Dash for Gas' help reduce our carbon emissions?

Join us to debate the UK's controversial love affair with gas

HUB Eco Series Talk: Will the UK's 'Dash for Gas' help reduce our carbon emissions?
Join us to debate the UK's controversial love affair with gas
The Chancellor is intent that the UK’s energy future lies with gas with 40 new power stations in planning and controversial hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) for shale gas across the country. This angers environmental campaigners who argue such escalation will prevent the UK from meeting its legally binding climate targets. Meanwhile the rest of Northern Europe is moving away from gas in favour of renewables.

But does Osborne have a point? Stateside, the US’s fracking boom opened plentiful ‘unconventional’ gas reserves resulting in cheaper natural gas prices for consumers as well as a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. And could the construction of new gas power stations not help us meet emissions targets and enable a smooth transition to the low-carbon energy system we all need?

Join us to discuss the issue and hear expert opinions from both sides of the debate. You are invited to stay on for some networking at the HUB after the event until 9pm, after when we will move on to a nearby bar.

Guest speakers:
Danielle Paffard, Co-founder of Move Your Money UK & No Dash for Gas Activist
Danielle has been involved in UK Uncut and recently started the Move Your Money campaign in the UK, a national campaign to spread the message that individuals can help to build a better banking system through their buying power. Danielle has been involved in climate change campaigning for several years and is a key member of the No Dash for Gas activist group, which last year occupied a chimney at the West Burton EDF gas power plant for eight days, generating intense debate and media interest on the issue.
Alistair Harper, Green Alliance Senior Policy Adviser
Green Alliance is the UK’s leading environmental think tank working to ensure ambitious solution to environmental problems. Alastair runs Green Alliance’s political programme, working with MPs and civil society to ensure a high level of environmental understanding and progress from our political system. He previously worked on climate change for a major trade association and as a journalist for various broadsheet publications.
*Additional speakers being confirmed, watch this space.
Contact the HUB Eco Series Coordinators, Kirstie Wielandt & Anders Lorenzen, at hubecoseries@gmail.com with any questions or ideas.
HUB Islington - just behind Angel tube which is served by the Northern Line and numerous buses.
The HUB Eco Series:
The HUB Eco Series is an event series with the intention of creating positive debate around the key national and international environmental issues of our time. The HUB is a global movement of 4,000 social entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups based in 30 co-working spaces across the world. Our events are hosted by HUB Islington, the original Hub in a converted warehouse in Angel where it all began.


Ms Danielle Paffard | talks | www
Mr Alistair Harper | talks | www


Date and Time:

14 May 2013 at 6:45 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



HUB Islington
27 Dingley Place
020 7841 8900

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