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Spoilt for choice? What’s the best future mix of energy for North Wales and its people?

Institute of Welsh Affairs

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 from 17:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

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This timely event will be held in north Wales, in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of Bangor University, and will explore and identify different energy supply options that could meet both climate change targets and deliver maximum benefit to the region and its people.
North Wales’ huge land and natural resource potential makes the region a centre for excellence for energy generation and a powerhouse for the north Wales economy.  
With a significant transition from fossil fuel based energy generation to low carbon and renewable energy based generation happening globally, the region needs to investigate all of its increasingly possible sources of energy. Maximising low carbon and renewable energy generation in the region will assist in driving benefits in a range of areas including assisting with climate change targets, decarbonising transport systems, and attracting industry to the region.

Debating the best options for the region, this discussion will focus on larger schemes such as the Wylfa Nuclear Power Station and the renewable energy wind and marine potential off the region’s coast, to the smaller-scale innovative work that the National Trust and community groups are undertaking in the area.

Kindly hosted by Bangor University as part of their Sustainability Carnifal Cynaliadwyedd month, and sponsored by Lead Sponsor Goodson Thomas and co-sponsors Wales & West Utilities and SP Energy Networks, the event is open to anyone who is interested in this topic and the future of their region.



5.30pm - Registration and networking drinks

6.30pm - Welcome from Auriol Miller, Director, IWA, gives background to discussion

6.35pm - Professor Calvin Jones presentation - overview of energy plus other economic drivers - "Spoilt for choice? What’s the best future mix of energy for North Wales and its people?”

6.50pm - Panel discussion:
  • Professor Calvin Jones, Professor of Economics, Cardiff Business School

  • Keith Jones, Environmental Adviser (Wales), National Trust

  • Oliver Lancaster, Future of Energy Projects Manager, Wales & West Utilities

  • Rachel Shorney, Stakeholder & Community Engagement Manager, SP Energy Networks

  • John Idris Jones, Director, Morlais Energy Limited
  • Chair: Professor Paul Spencer, Dean of College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Bangor University

- Q&A with audience

8.00pm - Summary from Chair

8.05pm - Thanks from John Hughes, Vice Chancellor, Bangor University

8.10 pm - Discussion ends and networking drinks start

9.00pm - Carriages

*Please note all timings may be subject to slight changes


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When & Where

Cledwyn 3
Main Arts Building, Bangor University
Deiniol Rd
LL57 2TQ Bangor
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 from 17:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

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Institute of Welsh Affairs

The Institute of Welsh Affairs is an independent, membership-based think tank, dedicated to promoting the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. 

It owes no allegiance to any political or economic interest group. Its only interest is in seeing Wales flourish as a country in which to work and live. It believes that can be done only by the effective mobilisation of all Wales's intellectual resources. 

It is a company limited by guarantee (Company No.: 02151006) and a registered charity (Charity No.: 1078435).

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