IS THERE A CASE FOR FOSSIL FUELS?

How can we get secure supplies of energy that are reliable and affordable? Have we been too hasty in phasing out fossil fuels? Is there still a place for them until a new technology, like nuclear fusion, can easily supply all the energy we need?

In this short panel discussion, filmed at the Battle of Ideas Festival in the run up to COP26, the speakers challenge eco doom mongers and put the case for a people first approach.

The speakers are: Dr Caspar Hewett – Lecturer in Water Group and EuroAquae+, Programme Director, School of Engineering, Newcastle University; Director, The Great Debate Don Watkins – Author, Free Market Revolution, Equal Is Unfair and I Am Justice The Chair is Tony Gilland – Teacher of maths and economics; Associate Fellow, Academy of Ideas