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Lunchtime talk: Waste to Energy Today

When Nov 28, 2017
from 12:45 PM to 01:45 PM
Where Judge Business School (Lecture Theatre 3)
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The talk will cover topics such as the current Waste to Energy landscape in both developed and emerging markets; the process and technology involved with converting waste to energy and its main benefits and drawbacks; each player’s role and revenue model in the value chain as well as challenges and opportunities of waste to energy in the future.

 

Speaker: Cindy Ding, a current MBA student at Cambridge Judge Business School, has worked years for her family business, a leading waste to energy company in China, on global new business development and project financing. She has also started her own company along the value chain. She has worked with industry leaders on projects in Europe, North America and Asia.

Solar Energy, Skills Development and Employment Opportunities in India

When Nov 28, 2017
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
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Speaker: Dr Shailaja Fennell (Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

 

Standardisation as Innovation Policy Instrument: A case of Energy Performance for Houses

When Nov 30, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS
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Standards shape technology and thus impact innovation. Standards ‘freeze’ requirements whereas ‘newness’ is inherent to innovation, so standards may be accused of hindering innovation. The paradox is that empirical evidence shows that standards rather enhance innovation and therefore standardisation deserves to be included in innovation policy.

 

Dr Henk de Vries will demonstrate the impact of standards on different categories of innovation by using the case of standards for energy performance of newly-built houses in The Netherlands. By studying building permits, the spread of innovative solutions for heating and ventilation systems used in these houses was measured. Tightening performance requirements lead to a larger market share of certain technological innovations and created innovations of house designs.

Architects and construction companies prefer incremental innovations but if these are insufficient to meet the requirements, systemic innovations had to be used. Process and organisational innovations are needed to enable the latter. Standardisation thus triggered different forms of innovation. Apparently, standardisation can be used both as a policy instrument to stimulate innovation and to achieve societal goals such as reducing energy consumption. Henk concludes by discussing the conditions for such a win-win combination.

 

To book your place at this event, please register online at: 

http://bit.ly/2zCyvGr or email: csti-admin@eng.cam.ac.uk

 

The event is free of charge.

 

This seminar is co-organised with C-EENRG (Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance).

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Modular Reactors

When Dec 07, 2017
Where Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street Cambridge, CB2 1PZ.
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Speaker: Steve Lawler (Nuclear AMRC)

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC ) namrc.co.uk based at the University of Sheffield, is part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Steve Lawler from the AMRC team will give a presentation on Modular Reactors which could provide power for the UK as an alternative to large reactors such as Hinckley Point.

Steve Lawler joined the Nuclear AMRC as Operations Director in August 2016 from Rolls-Royce, where he held management positions in manufacturing R&D and in-service reactor fleet support. He is responsible for managing the safe delivery of programmes across the Nuclear AMRC ’s research factory.

REGISTRATION AT : https://localevents.theiet.org/538612

This talk is part of the IET Cambridge Network - Lectures series.

 

 

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Behavioural science around policy incentives to reduce energy consumption

When Jan 16, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
Contact Name Shafiq Ahmed
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Speaker: Dr Sander van der Linden (Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

Slow energy policy in a time of global emergencies: the perils and promises of energy policy and religious communities

When Jan 30, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
Contact Name Shafiq Ahmed
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Speaker: Dr Jeremy Kidwell (Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

Is Demand Side Response a woman’s work? Gender dynamics in a field trial of smart meters and Time of Use tariffs in east London.

When Feb 13, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
Contact Name Shafiq Ahmed
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Speaker: Dr Charlotte Johnson (UCL)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

Fukushima and the law

When Mar 13, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
Contact Name Shafiq Ahmed
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Speaker: Julius Weizdorfer (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge)

 

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

Interfaces in energy materials conference

When Apr 11, 2018 09:00 AM to
Apr 12, 2018 05:00 PM
Where Trinity College, University of Cambridge
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Interfaces are critical to achieving next generation energy systems with high performance and stability. However, little is known about the potential challenges associated with interface pheonomena in these systems. This conference will bring together leaders in the fields of thermoelectrics, solid-state batteries, solid-oxide fuel cells, and interface electronics to discuss the latest discoveries that have been made in their respective communities regarding the interface. The aim is that collaborative discussions among these groups will direct the future of interfaces in energy materials. 

The Poster Abstract Call is now open (deadline 15 December 2017): https://horizons.aip.org/energymaterials/abstracts/

The conference programme will be available in due course.

 

  

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