“Engaging with Energy: where can we do better?”
with Dr Leslie Mabon

Join us as we explore the the ways in which social license can determine the pace of energy transition.
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Discussing “Engaging with Energy: where can we do better?” Dr Leslie Mabon, Open University will examine some of the hurdles in reaching a timely and just energy transition.

Looking beyond  infographics and raising awareness, why are we still not getting engagement on new technologies right?

Dr Leslie Mabon

Leslie Mabon is a Lecturer in Environmental Systems at the Open University. He is a social scientist with interest in how coastal communities and coastal societies can respond to a changing climate and environment. As well as Scotland, Leslie has extensive research interests in east Asia, with a particular focus on how resource-intensive industries shape the built environment and the people living within it.

Edinburgh Events

In the heart of Edinburgh, the Royal Scots Club is a venue that we have been visiting for a number of years.

We offer an impartial and respectful environement within which we can contemplate some of the most pressing questions facing the Energy sector. Above all our evenings are informal and friendly.

Typically we host the speaker element of our Edinburgh meetings in the Hepburn Suite from where we also broadcast our presentations as webinars for those that cannot attend in person.

After approximately one hour we retire to the bar area for a complimentary drinks reception and continued discussion, thereafter we offer the opportunity to stay for a three course dinner in one of the two dining rooms at  the Scots Club at a cost of £35pp (members rate)

Speakers & Topics

Our speakers come from a range of disciplines and specialites across the Energy sector.

In the season 2022-23 we have enjoyed exploring topics including energy ethics, energy security, the role of Hydrogen in the transition to Net Zero and oil and gas sector activity in the North Sea.

In 2023-24 we look forward to hearing from business and techincal leaders alongside policy makers and academics researching the many opportunities that lie ahead for a sector.

Do I have to be a Member?

A great number of organisations involved in the Energy sector are members of the Scottish Energy Forum and under those memberships, employess can attend our events free of charge with dinners bookable at a discount. Similarly, where not part of a larger organisation, we encourge individuals to support the Forum with individual Annual Memberships available from £50 plus VAT.

Newcomers are welcome to attend as a non member for their first event and will be invited to subscribe for further events.


How to book

All events can be booked by email to [email protected]