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 (CCS).
An update on CCS in
the context of the Paris Agreement
Carbon 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.