On the 21st October 2010 some members of Green Gang went to Cardiff's Energy Awareness Conference organised by our friend Rebecca Arnold at the Howardian Centre on the other side of Cardiff.
Rob Farr (The energy MC) is really funny and full of an infectious enthusiasm for all things to do with science. He told us all about how even a tiny wasps is smart enough to live in a sustainable way. They lay their eggs on mussel scale bugs eggs which eat them as they hatch but always leave enough eggs untouched so that there will be enough for the next generation.
Rob told us about how wonderful oil was not just as a source of cheap energy but a raw material for plastics, but sadly we are using it all up too fast.
Rob played a version of Family fortunes which was fun and we learnt about the different sources of fuel for power generation. Fossil fuels (Oil, gas and coal) are by far the most widely used but they will eventually run out.