- 04 April 2011
Nicole Foss, one of the world’s best speakers on local, national and international economics and energy, will be giving a talk in Skibbereen, on Saturday 9th April at 2 pm. The venue is the lovely Liss Ard House, just out the Castletownshend road www.lissardresort.com
In her own words she will be speaking as follows …..
“As for the content of the talk, I usually speak on energy and finance, but can alter the focus somewhat according to people's interests. I think people would be interested in Ireland's economic woes as well though. What I normally do is to lay out the case for people, oil and the importance of net energy in defining energy sources. I look at the alternatives - what they can do and what they can't. Then I look at the connection between energy subsidies and financial bubbles, and explain the nature and consequences of bubbles. Following that I explain the effect of financial crisis on the energy sector, and also briefly on the environment. To finish, I typically discuss what people can do to ride out the crisis. Cheers,Nicole”
Nicole M. Foss is co-editor of The Automatic Earth, where she writes under the name Stoneleigh. She and her writing partner have been chronicling and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament. The site integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and real politik in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Prior to the establishment of The Automatic Earth, she was previously editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance.
Foss runs the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, where she has focused on farm-based biogas projects and grid connections for renewable energy. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level.
Her academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, the common professional examination in law and an LLM in international law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.
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Unfortunately we have to charge €10 each to cover flight costs and expenses. (Local Campus members free of charge) . Liss Ard is kindly providing the room and Nicole’s accommodation free of charge.
Please note the earlier time, as the Grand National is on later!
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