Manchester – Delivering Net Zero: Powering up the Transition to Greener Energy

Wed, 26th June 2024 , categories: Manchester, Meetings, NetZero

The talk will review the technology initiatives required to “Power Up” the Green Economy and ask the question, “is the goal of reaching “Net Zero” emissions by 2050 achievable?”

You are warmly invited to join us at the Welcome Inn, Bury Old Road, Whitefield, M45 6TA, Manchester, for our next meeting on Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 7:30pm. See here for location.

Since 1990, UK Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) have been cut by 49% while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown by over 75%. In 2008 the Climate Change Act set a target of reducing 2050 GHG emissions by 80% compared to 1990 levels. This target was amended in 2019 to achieve a 100% reduction in emissions against 1990 levels by 2050. i.e. “Net Zero” GHG emissions.

Dave Lewis trained as a geologist graduating from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Imperial College, London, in the mid-1970’s. His professional career spanned 42 years working primarily in the oil & gas industry both internationally and in the UK. Since retiring in 2019 Dave has broadened his interests focusing on the transition towards greener energy and the impact of climate change on the environment.

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