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Free energising lecture

02 December 2003 @TeessideUni


Can the government’s targets for renewable energy be met? What barriers prevent the take up of renewable energy? These questions and more will be answered when Professor John McDougall, Managing Partner of consulting management and engineering firm John McDougall Ltd and Vice-Chair of the University of Teesside’s Board of Governors, delivers a free, public lecture about the government’s commitment to renewable energy.

Entitled ‘Renewable Energy - The Power to Deliver?’, the lecture will be held on Wednesday 10 December at 6.30pm in the University’s Europa Building, Woodlands Road, Middlesbrough.

Professor McDougall said: “As my lecture is about an issue which concerns us all - our limited supply of fossils fuels and the possible renewable replacements - I’ll be making sure it is accessible to everyone by not going into the technical details. I’ll be discussing the issues which stand in the way of initiatives such as wind farms, including financial and practical barriers as well as an unhelpful government policy. I’ll also be exploring possible future scenarios from both the perspective of national electricity suppliers and individual householders.

“There will also be the chance to ask questions. I hope to see people from all walks of life at the lecture as we will all eventually see an increase in renewable energy in years to come.”

Professor John McDougall is a graduate of Teesside Polytechnic with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was recently appointed as Chairman of ONE North East’s Business Support Network Board and is the President of the Cleveland Scientific Institute.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with an opportunity for audience questions at the end of the lecture.

For more details please contact Sarah Buckley, the University’s Alumni Officer on 01642 384255 or e-mail