This week’s diary features two conferences, a parliamentary meeting, a regulators’ drop-in event, discussion on a minerals plan, training, a debate, a walk and a consultation deadline.
Monday 28 November 2016
Chatham House Energy Transitions 2016 conference, looking at technology, data and investment. 9.30am-5.45pm, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. Details (DrillOrDrop requested a press pass for this event but it was declined.)
Fracking meeting, organised by Ramsbottam Against Fracking, 7pm-10pm, Lolo’s Vegan Restaurant, 2-4 Market Place, Ramsbottom, BL0 9HT Details
Tuesday 29 November 2016
Chatham House Energy Transitions 2016 conference, looking at technology, data and investment. 9.30am-1.30pm, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. Details (DrillOrDrop requested a press pass for this event but it was declined.)
West Sussex County Council planning committee considers proposed submission draft of the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan. 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ. Details The discussion on the minerals plan can be watched at: http://www.westsussex.public-i.tv/core/portal/home
The future for Scotland’s energy sector – generation, flexibility and policy priorities. Conference with speakers including: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change at The Scottish Government; John Fiennes, Director Energy Strategy Networks and Markets at the Department of Energy and Climate Change; Keith Bell, ScottishPower Professor of Smart Grids, University of Strathclyde; John Forster, Chair, STA Scotland and Chair, Forster Group; Professor Stuart Haszeldine, Director, SCCS and Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, Edinburgh University; Clare Lavelle, Scottish Energy Consulting Lead, Arup. Morning event in central Edinburgh. Details
What next for the fracking debate in Scotland? All Party Parliamentary Group on unconventional oil and gas meeting, with speakers: Professor Peter Strachan, Robert Gordon University, and former Executive Director of Greenpeace, Stephen Tindale. 1pm, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, London, SW1. Invitation only. Details from APPGUOG@hkstrategies.com
Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. 2pm-7pm, Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwark, York YO1 7BX. Details
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Shale gas (fracking) debate hosted by Engineers without Borders Belfast, 12 noon-5pm, David Keir Building, 18-30 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BN. Details
Tell our councillors: No to fracking in our communities. Hosted by Bassetlaw Against Fracking. 6.30pm-8.30pm, Workshop Town Football Ground, Workshop, Nottinghamshire S80 1TJ. Details
Real Media tour: Media training workshop, 7pm-9pm, Leicester, venue to be confirmed. Book required. Details and to book
Thursday 1 December
A Voice for Leith Hill stall at Dorking Gala Night, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Dorking High Street, Surrey. Details
Keep Wiltshire Frack Free monthly meeting, 7.30pm, contact for venue and details.
Are we going to be fracked? presentation, organised by the Eckington Tenants and Residents Focus Group, 8pm, Eckington Miners Welfare Social Club, Pitt Hill, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details
Saturday 3 December 2016
Deadline for work to begin on exploratory well and underground drilling corridor at California Quarry, Swanage, Dorset, under a condition of planning permission on application PL\1546\13. A protection camp at the site is expected to leave on the expiry of the permission.
North Yorkshire legal observer training with Netpol and Green abd Black Cross, 10am-4pm, The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Cresent, York, YO24 1AW. Details
Leith Hill Celebration Walk – Save Leith Hill, organised by Surrey Hills Slings, 10.30am-2pm, Leith Hill, near Dorking, RH5 6. Details and link to poster with information about a bike ride to Leith Hill