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Perovskite solar cells and lighting for a fully sustainable energy future

When Mar 23, 2019
from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Maxwell Centre , JJ Thomson Avenue, CB3 0HE
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See state-of-the-art approaches to low-cost solar energy and high-efficiency lighting solutions using metal-halide perovskite semiconductors. Join the Optoelectronics Group for live demonstrations and hands-on experiments that bring scientific concepts and challenges to life.

No need to book. Drop in hands on exhibition for all ages.

 

Part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2019.

 

 

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Artificial Photosynthesis Faraday Discussion

When Mar 25, 2019 11:00 AM to
Mar 27, 2019 01:30 PM
Where Cambridge
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Artificial photosynthesis is a process that converts solar energy into a renewable fuel, a so-called solar fuel. This rapidly developing and growing area addresses a global challenge of the 21st century: the transition from a fossil fuel-based to a sustainable economy. This field is cross-disciplinary, spanning biology and chemistry to physics and engineering, with physical chemistry at its core, essential to fundamentally understand the underlying processes that enable light absorption, charge separation and efficient redox catalysis.

This Faraday Discussion meeting will be the third edition in a series on this topic (Edinburgh, 2011 and Kyoto, 2017) and will discuss recent breakthroughs and contemporary challenges in the field. The dynamic pace and progress in artificial photosynthesis research justify the timeliness of this meeting, as we are now at a decisive stage where some of the fundamental questions have been answered and applications are becoming a reality. This Faraday Discussion meeting will bring together scientists with a broad set of expertise who will share knowledge and aim to find consensus on priorities in future development of artificial photosynthesis research.​

 

  

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Christian Doppler Symposium on Solar Fuels

When Mar 27, 2019
from 02:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where School of Divinity, St. John's College Cambridge, UK
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Christian Doppler Symposium on Solar Fuels, taking place on the 27th March 2019 at the University of Cambridge

We are delighted to announce that registration for the Christian Doppler Symposium on Solar Fuels is now open. The meeting will be held at the School of Divinity, St. John's College, Cambridge on the 27th of March 2019. The Symposium directly follows the Faraday Discussions on Artificial Photosynthesis (25th-27th of March 2019) and precedes the 7th UK Solar Fuels Symposium (28th-29th of March 2019) both of which will also be held in Cambridge, UK. With six invited speakers from industry and academia, the Christian Doppler Symposium offers an ideal platform for exchange between cutting-edge fundamental research and applied research in the field of Renewable Energy.

 

  

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7th UK Solar Fuels Symposium

When Mar 28, 2019 09:00 AM to
Mar 29, 2019 05:00 PM
Where St. John's College, University of Cambridge
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Erwin and the SFN team warmly welcome all SFN members to the 7th annual SFN symposium. The aim of this forum is to provide a congenial setting for SFN members to meet and discuss the latest advances in the field of solar-driven fuels research. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with the rapidly expanding network of Solar Fuels researchers in the UK. The main meeting will be held on Thursday (28th March 2019), and this will be followed by a half day post-graduate symposium on the morning of Friday 29th March 2019, at which PhD students and early career researchers have the opportunity to present their work.

Registeration fee: £20

1. Fill in and submit the application form below.
2. Complete the online payment for the £20 registration fee.
3. You will receive a confirmation email once your payment has been verified.

Abstract deadline: 7th February 2018; registration deadline: 12th March 2018.
Please note that you must be a member of the Solar Fuels Network to attend this meeting; membership is free and you can sign up at solarfuelsnetwork.com/membership.

 

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Cambridge Global Food Security Symposium 2019: Generating Practical Solutions for India and Africa

When Apr 08, 2019 09:00 AM to
Apr 09, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Clare College, Cambridge
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This will be an interdisciplinary and highly interactive meeting, designed to inspire new ways of addressing the challenges of food security at a practical level. By convening a diversity of subject experts and allowing time for meaningful discussions, we aim to generate novel, practical solutions.

 

A small number of high profile speakers will present specific food security-related challenges faced in India and Africa, on the themes of:

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Food Supply Chains and Trade
  • Gender, Nutrition and Policy

Talks will be followed by panel discussions and workshops.

We encourage you to attend if your research or practice is relevant to these topics, and to contribute your views and expertise to help drive positive change. Early Career Researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters or flash talks on the themes of the meeting.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

 

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UK heat transition

When Apr 23, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where SG1 Alison Richard Building
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The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy CRASSH seminar is given by Lauren Stabler, Global Sustainability Institute (GSI), Anglia Ruskin University, on UK heat transition.

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

A sandwich lunch is provided from 12-12.30pm before the seminar begins, which is open to all and no registration is required. 

 

The “In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy” seminar series is one of the Research Networks supported and hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). 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.

The seminar series explores energy policy themes from different disciplinary perspectives - economics, history, philosophy, theology, politics, law, anthropology, psychology, engineering - with the aim of identifying principles and processes for ‘good’ energy policy making.

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

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The Energy of our Future

When Apr 25, 2019
from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0GA
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From energy generation to energy storage to less energy hungry IT: the CETC invites you to an overview of cutting edge energy research and technology based in Cambridge. 

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Dilek Ozgit, CSO, co-founder Zinenergy

Power to the Internet of Things

Zinergy develops ultra-thin flexible printed battery products with the aim of providing a cost competitive and flexible power store for the Internet of Things.

Dr Dilek Ozgit received a BSc degree  in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2012. She received a full scholarship to study for her Ph.D on nanomaterial enhanced energy storage devices in Cambridge University Engineering Department. Her research interests are printed and flexible energy storage solutions, zinc based battery chemistry and electrochemical capacitors. She is fully involved in the development of Zinergy's battery as the co-founder and CSO.

Dr Lata Sahonta, Programme Manager for Energy Materials, University of Cambridge

A Grand Challenge: Materials for Energy Efficient ICT - an overview of Cambridge research

After her PhD at Bristol University Lata joined the Centre for Gallium Nitride at Cambridge University, where she investigates structure-function relationships in nitride-based films, devices and nanostructures, using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and optical spectroscopy, combined with image processing and crystallographic simulations.

The Materials for Energy Efficient Information Communications Technology (ICT) Grand Challenge aims to reduce the energy consumed directly by ICT devices and in other sectors, enabled by the application of energy efficient ICT. Current technologies for energy usage, generation and storage all operate way below limits set by thermodynamics and there is huge potential to introduce radical changes that derive from fundamental scientific advances in materials-based technologies. This new Grand Challenge, which involves over 50 academics from across the Schools of Physical Sciences and Technology, focuses on the new materials and devices discoveries required to engineer a step-change in ICT.

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Modelling Policies for the Global Power Sector

When Apr 26, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Top Floor Computer Lab, Geography Department
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UCCRI Early Career Researcher Programme

Speaker: Dr Pablo Salas (Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge)

The decarbonisation of the power sector is a crucial step towards creating a low-carbon society, to avoid dangerous and irreversible climate change. The Design and implementation of successful decarbonisation policies requires the understanding of the interactions between complex phenomena such as availability of energy resources, renewable energy investment decisions and technology diffusion. In this session, Dr Salas will demonstrate FTT:Power, a model of the global power sector created at Cambridge, to analyse the impact of decarbonisation policies in different world regions. The session is aimed to be an introductory hand-on experience in modelling. No previous experience or knowledge is required. It will take place in the computing lab of the geography department. An example of FTT:Power in use can be found at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0182-1.

Lunch included.

 

 

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CUEN Conference: Mapping the energy transition

When Apr 26, 2019
from 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Where LT1, Cambridge Judge Business School
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The Cambridge University Energy Network is looking forward to seeing you at their 3rd annual Energy Conference.

They will bring together leading energy professionals, key influencers, faculty and students to discuss the progress the industry has made toward transitioning to low carbon sources of energy and the actions that are required to progress further. 

The CUEN Energy Conference provides a space for discussion and reflection via keynote presentations, interviews and panels on critical topics such as new investments, climate change, global trends, technology, digital transformation, sustainable mobility and others.

 

09:00 Opening remarks
09:15

Key note – Addressing the energy transition opportunity

Sir David King, (Affiliate Partner, SYSTEMIQ. Former UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change and UK Chief Scientific Officer)

09:45

Panel I – Financing the energy transition

10:45

break

11:15

Panel II – Reshaping hydrocarbon-based portfolios

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Interview – panorama of the energy industry in 2030

13:45

IPanel III – Digital transformation driving lower carbon solutions

14:45

Break

15:15

Panel IV – A global outlook on the deployment of new transport fuels, mobility solutions and technologies

16:15

Closing and networking reception

 

CUEN website: www.cuen.org.uk

Click here to register for the conference.

 

 

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Innovation in the UK Electricity Supply Industry: whose innovation?

When Apr 30, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Cambridge Judge Business School, Room W4.05
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Part of EPRG Energy & Environment Seminar Programme Easter Term 2019

Speaker: Geoffroy Dolphin (EPRG, University of Cambridge) 

Geoffroy is a PhD student at Cambridge Judge Business School, working on the political economy of carbon pricing policies. He holds a masters degree from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and an MSc from the London School of Economics. During his time at LSE, he provided assistance to Dr Luca Taschini on the analysis of the energy intensity of economies of the LAC region. His current research focuses on the political economy of carbon pricing policies, focusing in particular on institutional factors affecting their implementation.

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Managing Next Generation Energy Systems

When May 01, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Newton Gateway to Mathematics
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Stakeholders working with energy systems have to make complex decisions formulated from risk-based assessments about the future. The move towards more renewables in our energy systems complicates matters even further, requiring the development of an integrated power grid and continuous and steady transformation of the UK power system. Network flows must be managed reliably under uncertain demands, uncertain supply, emerging network technologies and possible failures and, further, prices in related markets can be highly volatile. Mathematicians working with engineers and economists, can make significant contributions to address such issues, by helping to develop fit-for-purpose models for next generation energy systems. These interdisciplinary approaches are looking to address a range of associated problems, including modelling, prediction, simulation, control, market and mechanism design and optimisation.

This knowledge exchange workshop is part of the four months Research Programme at the Isaac Newton Institute (INI) on The Mathematics of Energy Systems. Participants on this programme are highly interdisciplinary and key aims are to develop methodology which is urgent for the next several years and to sow the seeds of a lasting mathematical research agenda. This event will focus on disseminating the key research outputs from the programme and will highlight aspects relevant to energy sector stakeholders and the future research agenda.

This knowledge exchange event will feature a number of talks from academic researchers and end users (transmission and distribution network operators). It will provide an opportunity for those from industry and the public sector, to access state-of-the-art theory and methods for energy systems modeling, as well as to help foster links between the various communities. A number of research tracks from the INI research programme will be featured in the academic talks and these will include:

  • Budgeting and scheduling of maintenance and replacement of power system components 
  • Planning under uncertainty
  • Moving energy through time: storage and demand side response
  • Pricing and optimisation of intraday/day-ahead electricity and futures contracts 
  • Computation in markets with risk
  • Transmission and distribution network operators perspectives

 

Register at https://gateway.newton.ac.uk/event/ofbw47

Read further on "The mathematics of energy systems" programme at www.newton.ac.uk/event/mes

 

 

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The Groningen gas field monitored by noise interferometry of deep borehole data

When May 01, 2019
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Marine/Wolfson Building lecture hall, Bullard Labs..
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Speaker: Hanneke Paulssen (Utrecht University, NL)

 

This talk is part of the Bullard Laboratories Wednesday Seminars series.

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The role of consumption and trade policy for carbon neutrality

When May 14, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Faculty of Economics, Keynes Room
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Part of EPRG Energy & Environment Seminar Programme Easter Term 2019

Speaker: Karsten Neuhoff (DIW Berlin)

Karsten Neuhoff is Head of the Department of Climate Policy at DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) and Professor of energy and climate policy at Technical University of Berlin. He is also a Member of the Climate Strategies board.

Previously he was a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. There, he led projects on the future of UK and European power system, renewable integration and technology policy.

For Climate Strategies, Karsten has been leading projects on the implementation of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), North-South Climate Cooperation, and on the evaluation of and policies for low-carbon investment in energy intensive industries.

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Is there a Lack of Incentives to Invest in Energy Efficient Buildings?

When May 21, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where SG1 Alison Richard Building
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The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy CRASSH seminar is given by Prof Franz Furst, University of Cambridge, on Is there a Lack of Incentives to Invest in Energy Efficient Buildings?

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

A sandwich lunch is provided from 12-12.30pm before the seminar begins, which is open to all and no registration is required. 

 

The “In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy” seminar series is one of the Research Networks supported and hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). 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.

The seminar series explores energy policy themes from different disciplinary perspectives - economics, history, philosophy, theology, politics, law, anthropology, psychology, engineering - with the aim of identifying principles and processes for ‘good’ energy policy making.

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

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Linking permit markets multilaterally

When May 28, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Faculty of Economics, Keynes Room
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Part of EPRG Energy & Environment Seminar Programme Easter Term 2019

Speaker: Luca Taschini (Grantham Institute, LSE)

Luca is an economist, working at the intersection of environmental economics, energy markets, and industrial organisation. His current research projects include work on market-based instruments and climate finance. Luca completed his formal training in economics in Italy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich. He is also an alumnus of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (MIT) and is a visiting scholar at the Research Center for Sustainability Science, Ritsumeikan University in Japan.

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Energy, Culture and Society in the Global South

When May 31, 2019 09:00 AM to
Jun 01, 2019 05:00 PM
Where SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building
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This two-day international conference will bring together doctoral students and early-career scholars to discuss the different ways energy is and has been intertwined with economic, social, cultural and political developments and processes. The aim of the conference is to centre attention on energy as a key agent in modern and contemporary history, in contrast to its typical designation as an external subject of research exclusive to the Natural Sciences.

The conference aims to address an array of different forms of energy – carbon, geo-thermal, nuclear or electrical – and various energy sources such as oil, gas, coal, wood, wind, and water. The nature of world energy not only means that comparative analysis between different national contexts will be important, but also that papers at the conference will follow the transnational and global flows of the infrastructures, knowledge and people that form part of the construction of energy systems and assemblages.

 

If you would like to propose a paper for the conference, please submit a completed application form by 11 February 2019. There will be six panels, each focused on a particular theme and each consisting of speakers and discussants. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the session convenors if you require further information: energyconference2019@gmail.com.

 

 

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In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy book panel discussion

When Jun 04, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where SG1 Alison Richard Building
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In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy panel discussion with invited authors of the book to be published by Cambridge University Press

A sandwich lunch is provided from 12-12.30pm before the seminar begins, which is open to all and no registration is required. 

The “In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy” seminar series is one of the Research Networks supported and hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). 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.

The seminar series explores energy policy themes from different disciplinary perspectives - economics, history, philosophy, theology, politics, law, anthropology, psychology, engineering - with the aim of identifying principles and processes for ‘good’ energy policy making.

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

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Carbon accounts and inclusive wealth under globalization

When Jun 11, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Cambridge Judge Business School, Room W2.02
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Part of EPRG Energy & Environment Seminar Programme Easter Term 2019

Speaker: Matthew Agarwala (Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge)

Matthew Agarwala is an environmental economist interested in wealth-based approaches to measuring and delivering sustainable development. The pace of globalisation, innovation, and social, environmental, and economic upheaval leaves no doubt: 20th century statistics can’t capture 21st century progress. Matthew joined the Bennett Institute’s wealth economy project to transform economic measurement to better reflect sustainability, inequality, and human wellbeing. 

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Bringing new voices into the energy (policy) debate – what place for alternative conceptualisations of ‘society’ and for ‘less established experts’ in energy policy ‘solutions’?

When Aug 28, 2019 09:00 AM to
Aug 30, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Annual Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) conference, in London, on 28-30 August 2019.
Contact Name Dr Rosie Robison
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Conference: Energy Geographies Research Group sponsored session at the annual Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) conference, in London, on 28-30 August 2019.

Session convenors: Dr Melanie Rohse (melanie.rohse@anglia.ac.uk), Dr Chris Foulds (chris.foulds@anglia.ac.uk), Dr Rosie Robison (rosie.robison@anglia.ac.uk) – Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Co-hosts: Energy-PIECES (UKERC funded) and Energy-SHIFTS (Horizon 2020 funded)

 

This session aims to showcase and discuss the value of new voices to energy geography debates as well as energy policy and governance agendas. We are interested in exploring the potential and realised contributions of non-mainstream energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities (energy-SSH) research in responding to energy societal challenges.

This first session of a double session will be a paper session (four papers and Q&A), for which we seek presentations that investigate the contributions that energy-SSH can make to policy challenges. 

Papers should be submitted to Rosie Robison (rosie.robison@anglia.ac.uk) and Chris Foulds (chris.foulds@anglia.ac.uk) no later than 12 midday on Wed 6 February 2019.

The second session following this will be a panel discussion with early-career researchers who have been seconded to energy policy organisations (e.g. BEIS; Energy Cities; Energy Saving Trust), as part of the Energy-PIECES project. The panellists’ will reflect on what it means for alternative SSH voices (e.g. non-economics) and less ‘established’ voices to contribute to the energy (policy) debate, with a particular focus on recommendations and implications.

 

 

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