AIVC Event – How UK Can Get to Zero Carbon

Skeptics in the pub are going online! Come and join other Basingstoke Science Cafe members listening to this online talk on “How the UK can get to zero carbon” hosted by Chris Goodall who is a businessman, author and expert on new energy technologies.

Live event link:

Join the Basingstoke Science Cafe Zoom Meeting for a remote drink & think and to discuss the talk on the chat system from 7.00pm (mics will be muted):

The UK has declared a ‘climate emergency’ and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include: –

– Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen.
– Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars.
– Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil.

“What We Need To Do Now” is an urgent, practical and inspiring plan that signals a green new deal for Britain.

Chris Goodall is a businessman, author and expert on new energy technologies. His expertise lies in low carbon energy generation, low carbon heat, electric cars, storage and and geoengineering.

His début book “How to Live a Low-Carbon Life” won the 2007 Clarion award for non-fiction. His second book, “Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate” (2008), was one of the Financial Times’ Books of the Year. His other works include “The Green Guide for Business” (2010), “Sustainability: All That Matters” (2012) and “Switch” (2016). He latest book, “What We Need to Do Now For a Zero Carbon Future” was published in February 2020.

Chris operates the website Carbon Commentary. He has also written for The Guardian, The Independent, Abundance and the Ecologist. He has spoken at literary festivals around the UK, at the British Library, the Science Museum and many universities. He is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and Harvard Business School (MBA).

We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here:

You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.

You won’t need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.
We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from 6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the online text chat facility while the talk is on.

Live event link:

About Skeptics in the Pub – Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focusing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.

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May 14


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Manchester IVC