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Geoenergy and Society: Theory and Practice - virtual conference

30 January 2020
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Event type:
Conference, Webinar
Organised by:
University of Plymouth
Remote (virtual conference)
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Join the Sustainable Earth Institute at the University of Plymouth for a one-day virtual conference to examine the relationships between geological based energy resources, or ‘geoenergy’, and society.

Explore, through a variety of disciplinary perspectives, how people view and engage with different geoenergies (including but not limited to, geothermal power, carbon capture storage, oil and gas extraction) and what the future might look like. The webinar will offer new insights by bringing together academic research and practitioner experience bridging geoscience, sociology, psychology, media and communications, and politics.

The conference will be addressing questions such as:

  • How do we see, think and feel about geoenergies?
  • How do we imagine the future of geoenergy?
  • How could this future shape energy production and consumption?


Confirmed speakers for this event include:

  • Professor Iain Stewart (University of Plymouth)
  • Dr Marit Brommer and Margaret Krieger (International Geothermal Association)
  • Professor Patrick Devine-Wright (University of Exeter)
  • Professor Evelina Trutnevyte (University of Geneva)
  • Dr Olivier Ejderyan (ETH Zürich)
  • The project team working on the UK’s first geothermal power plant in Cornwall, UK

Cost and registration information

This conference is free and online registration is open now.

About the virtual conference

  • The conference will be conducted via Skype to reduce the environmental impact of travel
  • Audiences can log in to watch the full programme or selected presentations throughout the day
  • Recorded presentations will be made available online after the event
  • A full conference programme will be available in early January


For further information about this event, please contact