Extreme Energy and Sustainable Alternatives

This event was held on Saturday, November 8th, The Elizabeth Fry Suite, Friends House, Euston Road, London. A video of this event is below…

Occupy London Putney Debates 2014  present an afternoon seminar on extreme energy and sustainable and equitable alternatives on Saturday, November 8th from 12.00 to 5.00 p.m. in The Elizabeth Fry Suite, Friends House, Euston Road, London

Commencing with the recent report by Corporatewatch entitled To The Ends of The Earth, we will examine the desperate and harmful lengths that governments and mining and energy companies will go to, to extract fuel, both fossil and organic, so that they can maintain their profits and support our wasteful and reckless habits.

We will then move on to examine community resistance and socially viable alternatives to the lethal neo-liberal model of energy provision.

12.00 – 1.30 p.m.
Chris Kitchen, Director of Corporatewatch, will lead a workshop based on the recent Corporatewatch report, To The Ends of The Earth: A Guide to Unconventional Fossil Fuels

1.30 – 1.45 p.m.
Break for refreshments

1.45 – 1.50 p.m.

Pete Deane from Biofuelwatch will present a film entitled Biomass Emergency and will talk about the scourge of biomass energy generation and biofuels.
1.50  – 2.15 p.m.
Film – Biomass Emergency
2.15 – 2.30 p.m.
Suzanne Dhaliwal, co-founder of UK Tar Sands Network will present a talk on tar sands extraction and issues around climate justice.
2.30 – 2.45 p.m.
Questions and comments from the floor

2.45 – 3.00 p.m.

Break for refreshments

3.00 – 3.05 p.m.

Philip Davidson will present his film Autumn Diary, about the Balcombe community resistance to Cuadrilla’s local fracking operation last year.
3.05 – 3.35 p.m.
Film – An Autumn Diary
3.35 – 3.50 p.m.
Tisha Brown from Frack Off London will talk about resistance to fracking in the U.K.
3.50 – 4.05 p.m.
Campaign Against Climate Change will speak about the Million Climate Jobs booklet and the Time To Act campaign
4.05 – 4.20 p.m.
Fuel Poverty Action will make a presentation about the Energy Bill of Rights
4.20 – 5.00 p.m.
Questions from the floor
Ends 5.00