Living Without Oil: Review of Series to Postponement

An Elder Academy Event 

John Gunton
Saturday, October 3
10:00am- 12:00pm
Online webinar (details below)

In January, John Gunton opened the series with a keynote address, where he made a case for “living without oil.” The series continued with four lectures on the role of hydrogen and the fuel cell in future energy supply, nuclear power and Small Modular Reactors, wind turbines, and the contribution of wave supplied power in a low-carbon energy system.

The series continued in March with lectures on low carbon electrification, the use of solar in strata developments, and BC Hyrdro’s CleanBC Plan. In the face of increasing concern over the COVID 19 pandemic, Elder Academy decided to postpone the remainder of the series. John will restart the new iteration of the series by summarizing what we have learned so far.

John Gunton, is a retired businessman, consulting geologist, and Yorkshireman who studied geology at Durham University and completed a PhD in geochemistry at Queens University. He worked for Shell in Calgary before spending 40 years travelling the world exploring for and developing oil and gas deposits for various companies. In retirement he became involved in ElderCollege in the Nanaimo - Parksville - Qualicum area where he taught numerous courses and became Chairman of ElderCollege for a few years. He also formed a private company, SyncWave Energy ,which developed a patented technology to extract ocean wave energy, with the potential to supply remote off-grid communities and connect with the power grid. He is currently the UVRA Elder Academy Programming Committee Chair.

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Presented by the UVic Retirees Association