Posted: 13 May 2014
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Ask your question about the future of energy
Ask your question about the future of energy

The DECC is teaming up with National Grid to deliver a “Powering the Country” event at the Hay Festival and we’d like you to get involved.

"The aim of the event will be to crowd-source an energy pathway that delivers an 80% cut in emissions by 2050."

David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC

Energy underpins every aspect of our life and we want your questions about how we supply and use it in the future. Add your questions as a comment here, or tweet using #hayenergy, writes David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor at the DECC.

David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC

David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC

Your questions will feed into:

– the live event with Marcus Brigstocke and Libby Purves on 27 May;

– three videos of conversations between Marcus Brigstocke and energy experts; and

– a new blog responding to the live and online conversation.

In my role as Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), I want to help explain the scale of the energy challenge facing the UK. On 27 May I will be on stage with Marcus Brigstocke and Libby Purves to answer some of their questions with the help of DECC’s 2050 calculator.

We’ll be joined by National Grid’s Richard Smith and climate change campaigner Mark Lynas. The aim of the event will be to crowd-source an energy pathway that delivers an 80% cut in emissions by 2050 –  an ambitious aim, given we have only one hour!

If you can’t make it over to Hay, please look out for the podcast and other articles which will be available shortly after the event.

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