Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nicole Foss in Geelong next week

Andrew & I are planning to go along to see Nicole Foss speak at the Gordon Institute of TAFE (Auditiorium) next Wednesday night, 22nd of Feb from 6-9pm.
Nicole is doing a world tour, and is currently in Australia, and is in Victoria while the Sustainable Living Festival is on.

This is a great Youtube clip of her if you have the time to watch:

Blurb from Geelong Sustainability Group:

She 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 TAE, 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.


dixiebelle said...

Did you 'enjoy' it?

Alicia said...

Yes I did actually, it didn't overwhelm me, as I've heard much of this before, but there is a lot of uncertainty- when will it happen, what will it look like. It could go a number of different ways, hopefully we'll pull together rather than disintegrate!