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Can R&D solve the energy crisis?

Is research and development (R&D) into energy efficiency and supply sufficient for the clean supply of electricity in future?

Is there an energy crisis? Are we approaching the peaks of oil and gas production, and will it be downhill after 2010/2020? Electricity is the lifeblood of civilisation. Is research and development (R&D) into new electrical supply and efficient end use sufficiently well funded and co-ordinated to give confidence that there will be a steadily increasing clean supply of electricity in future?

Professor Ian Fells CBE FREng FRSE is emeritus professor of energy conversion at Newcastle University. He has published over 250 papers on topics as varied as chemical physics of combustion, fuel cells, energy economics, environmental protection and energy policy. He has made over 500 television and radio programmes and was awarded the Faraday Medal of the Royal Society in 1993 for improving the public understanding of science. He has advised a number of European governments on energy policy.


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Date and Time:

22 November 2005 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500
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Organised by:

The Research and Development Society
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£20 members, £40 non-members. Optional dinner following lecture an additional £45.

Available from:

Visit http://www.rdsoc.org, email rdsociety@royalsoc.ac.uk or call 020 7451 2513. Dinner bookings must be made in advance.

Additional Information:

Talk starts at 6pm prompt - registration and tea available from 5.30pm. Meeting fee includes tea at registration and wine reception following talk.

The Research and Development Society is a UK-based organisation formed to promote the better understanding of R&D in all its forms.

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