Burning Issues: The Future of Fossil Fuels in Heritage, Online Event Update

The Scottish Transport and Industry Collections and Knowledge (STICK) network is running an online event on Thursday 22nd April 2021, followed by the STICK AGM, on the subject of climate change, fossil fuels, and heritage. Many organisations are seeking to minimise emissions and reduce resource consumption in response to the climate emergency. Yet many industrial heritage sites run historic engines on fossil fuels (coal, diesel, and petrol).

The working Queen Street Mill engine, Lancashire

The online event will look at how can we justify or offset these emissions and what the future might look like for our historic engines with funders increasingly sustainability-focused. STICK’s online Spring event also happens to fall on International Earth Day. Focusing on the themes of the future of heritage engines and green initiatives, the event will hear experiences that encompass justifying or offsetting running engines, how to navigate new climate regulations at local and national levels, and how to continue running historic engines in an environmentally sustainable way.

Speakers will include Paul Semple (General Manager, Waverley Excursions), Dr Becky Peacock (Director, Museum of Scottish Railways), Robin Patel (Operations Manager, the Maid of the Loch), Jim Mitchell (a leading conservator of industrial heritage and engines) and Philip Butler (Curator, Lancashire County Council Museum Service).

Free Online booking is now open here:. Burning Issues: The Future of Fossil Fuels in Heritage Tickets, Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

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