Past Events

ECRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2010

Prof Jim McDonald, principal of the University of Strathclyde

‘Energy : Opportunities and Challenges’

Tuesday February 16, 2010

Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, EH2 2PQ

Professor Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, Principal, University of Strathclyde gave the 2010 ECRR Peter Wilson Lecture on the topic of energy.

The lecture considered and quantified the opportunity to realise Scotland’s renewable energy potential (approximately 40 per cent of the European total) and examined the more general theme of low-carbon technologies and energy infrastructure, looking at specific wind and marine technologies, and other key areas such as electricity grid systems, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, biomass and energy demand reduction.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal

Further information

The event page on the RSE website is no longer available.

Event report

An audio recording is available via the RSE’s YouTube channel.

An event report by Steve Farrar is available at (courtesy RSE).

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