Thinking critically about sustainable energy: Our energy future 2050
It is estimated that in the year 2050 the global demand for energy will be five times what it is today. At the same time we will be faced with rapidly dwindling reserves of fossil fuel and international laws that limit carbon emissions to perhaps 20 per cent of their current levels. Meeting the projected world-wide demand for energy and maintaining current living standards is an enormous technological, political and social challenge.
What will it take to achieve new, clean, sustainable power generation, zero emission vehicles and smart-grids? Our expert panel will examine the systems and technologies that might be at the forefront of a reliable, sustainable energy grid in the year 2050.
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Barry Brook introduces our energy future in 2050
Barry Brook introduces the event
Peter Seligman on a renewable energy plan for Australia
Ian Hore-Lacy on importance of nuclear power in the future
John Spoehr on socio-economic impact of climate change
Panel discussion hosted by Barry Brook
Public questions and answers
This event was the final of six public forums presented in association with the Centre for Energy Technology, the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute and the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources.