“Critical Raw Materials for the Energy Transition”
with Dr Kathryn Goodenough

Join us for an evening discussion part of our 2023-24 series of Edinburgh Events. An informal event with an invited speaker and an opportunity to network with colleagues and friends.


As we take steps to accelerate decarbonization of our energy systems new solutions and products are placing new pressures on the mineral resources supply chain.

Taking a closer look that those considered critical to the economy Dr Kathryn Goodenough will share insights on the the rapid increases in demand driven by the adoption of clean technologies and the hurdles that lie ahead in ensuring sustainable and fair management of resource domestically and internationally.

Dr Kathryn Goodenough
Dr Kathryn Goodenough is a Principal Geologist, and International Lead, at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, where she has worked since 2001.

Her work focuses around the geology, resources, and wider supply chains of critical raw materials, such as lithium and the rare earth elements, that are essential for the energy transition. She collaborates worldwide to develop research, build capacity, and inform policy on these topics.

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

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.