Programme

 

 

 

Is There A Climate And Energy Emergency? – If So, What Are The Likely Solutions?

 

4th CLAVERTON ENERGY GROUP CONFERENCE – 24th to 26th October 2008

 

Wessex Water, Claverton Down Road, Bath

 

Draft only – for comment and feedback

 

 

Stream One

 

Friday

17.00

Delegates assemble – Claverton Statement distributed for review

18.00

Fred Starr -UK policy fiascos – round table or lecture

18.45

The Claverton Statement and book – please think about it over dinner

19.00

Hot buffet dinner – topic – the Claverton Statement

19.45

Wine etc provided by sponsor.

 

 

Saturday

 

 

9.00

Coffee and networking

9.30

Welcome – uncommitted – ( Lord Ron Oxburgh now has to be in Malaysia)

9.45

Domestics

10.00

Nick Mitchell – Senior Manager, Wessex Water: food waste to energy – the water company view.

10.30

Wayne Boakes – Generation Manager – Wessex Water – diesel generators for grid support.

11.00

BREAK

11.15

Oliver Tickell, Author, journalist and climate change specialista paper on Kyoto2 as an exit strategy for fossil fuels

11.45

Dr. Gregor Czisch – Kassel University: Has written various papers on linking grids trans nationally to smooth output of renewables

12.45

Lunch topic – The Claverton Statement – do we agree with it more or less?

12.45

LUNCH

13.30

Results of discussions – do we more or less agree with it?

13.45

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14.45

Brian Hurley – ex Chief Scientist Airtricity: World wind power resources- – ( who are planning a 10 GW wind farm combined with an inter-connector in the North Sea.)

 

BREAK

15.45

Martin Alder – MD wind prospect: Wind turbine developer and operator – on-site wind generation.

15.45

Jeremy Harrison – Innovation Consultant EON Engineering: Micro CHP and all Micro generation technologies to provide context/comparison.

17.30

Leighton King Director / CEO Community Power Networks Ltd. “Kyoto UK – the case for a permanent climate change cluster in the UK ” – to focus on getting off grid climate change solutions on the street.

18.15

BREAK

18.30

Chris Hodrien – Squaring the Circle on Coal – Carbon Capture (CCS)

19.15

Dr. Fred Starr – ex EU Energy Centre: (Petten) “IGCC plus CCS: An Objective Analysis”

20.00

The Claverton Statement / Book – transition into a book with the message – “this is the way to go”

20.15

Evening Meal (If you have registered, kindly provided by Green Angel Partners. Dinner topic – can we make this into a decent book?

 

Wine – kindly provided by a sponsor.

 

Sunday

9.00

Coffee and networking.

9.30

Professor Lewis Lesley – John Moore’s University: “sustainable light rail” ……(Apparently there is enough potential biogas to run an entire public transport system in the UK – Ed)

10.15

John Baldwin – Ex Senior Manager British Gas. “The use of clean compressed biogas in vehicles which could cover 12 – 15% of UK vehicle fuel use potentially.

11.00

BREAK

11.15

The Energy book / Claverton Statement – a sort of feasible future – not just a rehearsal of the technologies

11.45

Tim Helweg-Larsen – Director – Public Interest Research Centre: “Climate Code Red” The very latest reading of the climate emergency we have entered.

12.30

lunch

13.15

David Olivier 1.– Energy Advisory Associates: Energy efficiency in existing buildings.

14.00

Dave McGrath – Managing Director ReGenTech Ltd: Fuel Cell Power Solutions “the Role of Hydrogen in a declining fossil supply era”

14.30

David Olivier 2. – Energy Advisory Associates –  vast experience and knowledge; Energy efficiency and conservation in New buildings – a look at what is being achieved in other European countries.

15.15

BREAK

15.30

Gregor Czisch – Intermittency aspects – discussion

16.15

Delegates depart.

 

  

 

Stream Two

 

 

Friday

17.00

 

18.00

 

18.45

 

19.00

 

19.45

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 

9.00

 

9.30

 

9.45

 

10.00

David Olivier – Energy Advisory Associates –  vast experience and knowledge; Transport  – a look at what is being achieved in other European countries.

10.30

Professor David Elliot – Open University: Review of Upcoming Renewables – Wave and tidal energy

11.00

BREAK

11.15

Martin Alder – MD, Wind Prospect Ltd.: Wind turbine developer and operator – on-site wind generation.

11.45

Richard Lawson -Desert Rose – ” The use of solar desalination plants to grow forests in deserts”

12.45

 

12.45

 

13.30

 

13.45

Neil Crumpton / William Orchard: City-wide heat grids or integration of CHP and very large renewables. (Neil is working with William on this. They have looked at hollow kerbs made from recycled plastic – designed to any X-section they could carry two eight inch heat pipes, fibre optic broad band and heavy duty electricity cables – could reduce costs and increase convenience and public interest in deploying large scale CHP replacing cast-iron gas grid )

14.45

Dr. Phil Harris – Biologist Bio energy – quantities and relevance for UK? (Intro for discussion – “do we have the numbers?”

 

 

15.45

Chris Hodrien – A paper on the benefits of Carbon Capture and Storage

15.45

Paul Frederick-Bach – Ex Director of Denmark’s Western Power Grid (which has a high percentage of wind power, and plans to go higher) – Paul has given three previous talks.  (Attendance to be confirmed)

17.30

Robin Cook finance etc

18.15

 

18.30

Chris Cook – Financial Expert: “Beyond ‘Peak Credit’ – asset-based Energy Financing”.

19.15

Bernard Quigg – Senior Electrical Engineer: Title (to be confirmed)- Developments in collecting renewable generation’

20.00

 

20.15

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

9.00

 

9.30

Dr. Gregor Czisch – Kassel University: Has written various papers on linking grids trans nationally to smooth output of renewables

10.15

Dave Andrews: How the National Grid is already controlled to deal with sudden loss of large amounts of power generation, intermittency and variability, how diesels are already in widespread use for this purpose

11.00

 

11.15

 

11.45

John Baldwin – Ex Senior Manager British Gas. The UK’s most efficient gas fired power generation plant (80% of gas energy converted to electricity – expander CHP)

12.30

 

13.15

Dr Bob Everett – Open University: ‘Peak Oil, Gas, Coal, Phosphorus, Money, etc’ – (the situation doesn’t get any better)

14.00

Dr Graham Sinden, Oxford Environmental Change Institute: The implications of the Em’s 20/20/20 directive on renewable electricity generation requirements in the UK, and the potential role of offshore wind power in this context. (Graham Sinden has published a number of papers looking at the effects of integrating variable/intermittent generation into the generation mix)

14.30

15.15

 

15.30

 

16.15