Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. is an independent group of engineers who consider that being knowledgeable in the field of technology means that they also have a special obligation to the public at large. This includes raising the awareness of the engineering profession to the consequences of its activities and explaining and discussing the ramifications of developments in engineering and engineering works to the public. In these days of greater accountability, the professional can no longer hide behind a mask of “professionalism”.
Annual General Meeting
Engineers for Social Responsibility
Date and Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Wednesday 15 March 2017
Venue: Room WS114 in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Building, Auckland University of Technology, 34 St Paul St, Auckland.
The agenda will include the presentation of annual reports, and the election of officers for the 2017 year. Nominations will be called for the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee members.
After the conclusion of the AGM, there will be lecture by Steve Goldthorpe on recent developments in carbon capture and storage.
An update on CCS in
the context of the Paris Agreement
Capture and Storage (CCS) is perceived by some to be aimed at protecting the
declining fossil fuel industries.
However, for many countries with escalating electricity demand, striving
to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, as promised in Paris, CCS on coal
fired power generation presents a least-cost way of balancing conflicting
objectives. Steve Goldthorpe will present the current status of CCS technology
components, a review of barriers to the widespread uptake of CCS and a view of
the way forward for this 40 year old concept. More
Revised Paper added to Climate Change Section
July 2016 Newsletter
ESR Submission on Improvements to the ETS
Professional Engineers and Climate Change
Climate change is one of the biggest
challenges facing humanity. The negative effects particularly affect developing
countries and are only beginning to be felt. They will increase greatly over
coming decades unless we all accept our responsibilities and substantially
reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. More...
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