Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for our #HayEnergy event at the Hay Festival.
We had some great questions, but selected the following three. You can watch our discussion of these with Marcus Brigstocke via the You Tube video links below:
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is teaming up with National Grid to deliver a “Powering the Country” event (“Marcus and Libby Try To Keep The Lights On”) at the Hay Festival and we’d like you to get involved.
Energy underpins every aspect of our life and we want your questions about how we supply and use it in the future. Add your questions as a comment here, or tweet using #hayenergy.
Your questions will feed into:
In my role as Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC, I want to help explain the scale of the energy challenge facing the UK. On 27 May I will be on stage with Marcus Brigstocke and Libby Purves to answer some of their questions with the help of DECC’s 2050 calculator. We’ll be joined by National Grid’s Richard Smith and climate change campaigner Mark Lynas. The aim of the event will be to crowd-source an energy pathway that delivers an 80% cut in emissions by 2050 – an ambitious aim, given we have only one hour!
If you can’t make it over to Hay, please look out for the podcast and other articles which will be available shortly after the event.