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Projected economic growth and energy demand in integrated assessment models of the economy & climate change

When Jan 17, 2019
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Room 2.49 David Attenborough Building
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Speaker: Dr Gregor Semieniuk, Lecturer in Economics, SOAS, University of London

The Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) is pleased to invite you to the Seminar Series for Lent Term 2018-19. As usual, seminars will take place every Thursday 3-4pm, at the David Attenborough Building (DAB), room 2.49, followed by coffee and biscuits in the Common Room. 

A part of C-EENRG seminar series.

 

 

Playing with perovskites - tuning physics through chemical control

When Jan 18, 2019
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Rayleigh and JJ Thompson Seminar room, Maxwell Building.
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Speaker: Dr Helen Walker (STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

The discovery of a CaTiO3 mineral by Gustav Rose in the Urals in 1839, might have been regarded as unremarkable at the time, but since then the perovskite structure has proved to be extremely versatile. It is currently the subject of intense research by geologists, environmental and materials scientists exploring hybrid organic-inorganic solar cell materials and alternative catalysts, and physicists, who look to exploit this versatility. I will present two very different examples of my research on perovskites. First I will look at the possibility of a square lattice double perovskite being the host to a spin liquid state, and second I will present results pushing the flexibility of the structure in the form of a family of metal organic frameworks, investigating how the magnetism can be tuned, with the aim of crystal engineering new multiferroic materials.

 

 

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The Impact of the Carbon Price Support on the Emissions Intensity of Wind in the British Electricity Market

When Jan 22, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Faculty of Economics, Keynes Room
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Speaker: Bowei Guo (EPRG, University of Cambridge)

The EPRG Energy & Environment (E&E) Seminar Series is a fortnightly presentation relating to economic, social, and technological issues within the energy academic and industrial sectors.  Their bi-weekly Energy and Environment Seminars give their research team the opportunity for constructive feedback on their current work and promoting multidisciplinary dialogue on issues of relevance to the research programme.

Visitors from other universities, industry, regulatory agencies and government are welcome. The EPRG E&E seminars are held at the Judge Business School or Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge every other Tuesday during university term time from 12:30 to 2.00 PM.  If you would like to attend these lectures, please email for more information.

 

Part of the EPRG Energy & Environment Seminar Programme. 

 

 

100% Renewables - Future challenges in energy systems

When Jan 23, 2019
from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Isaac Newton Institute Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Workshop hosted by the Newton Gateway to Mathematics, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge.

The Newton Gateway to Mathematics invites you to register for the free event to discuss the many scientific challenges to achieving a "100 % Renewables" society.

The programme and registration details for the free event are in the link below.

Students working in any aspect of energy materials and systems are welcome to submit posters and 3-minute talks about their research at the event, please see the information in the link.

http://gateway.newton.ac.uk/event/ofbw42

provisional programme is now available.

 

 

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In search of invisible energy policy

When Jan 29, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where SG1 Alison Richard Building
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The next In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy CRASSH seminar of Lent term takes place on Tuesday 29 January in SG1, Alison Richard building, Sidgwick Site. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm. The talk is given by Dr Sarah Royston (DEMAND centre, University of Sussex), on In search of invisible energy policy, with a response by Dr Paul Warde (Faculty of History).

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 part of the Research Networks and is supported and hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). 

 

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

Hydropower Development in China

When Feb 12, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where SG1 Alison Richard Building
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The next In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy CRASSH seminar of Lent term takes place on Tuesday 12 February in SG1, Alison Richard building, Sidgwick Site. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm. The talk is given by Dr Yan Zheng (POLIS, University of Cambridge), on Energy Efficient Cities. 

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 part of the Research Networks and is supported and hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). 

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

 

Cambridge Forum for Centre Circular Economy Approaches to Eliminate Plastic Waste

When Feb 14, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where JJ Thompson Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge CB3 0HE
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The Cambridge Centre Circular Economy Approaches to Eliminate Plastic Waste will hold its first forum on the 14 February 2019. The forum will launch the new UKRI Cambridge Centre for Circular Economy Approaches to Eliminate Plastic Waste. The centre acts as a nucleus for a global network of partners and coordinates a range of Cambridge-based research projects to tackle contemporary challenges from the manufacturing of more sustainable materials to driving innovations in plastic recycling. 

The forum will introduce this new research programme, and includes speakers from industry, local councils and policymakers, together with quick-fire talks from a range of students and post-doctoral researchers. There will also be plenty of time for networking and discussing future potential collaborations at an informal drinks reception.

Please register here to become a member of the Centre and receive details of relevant events and funding opportunities and to express an interest in attending the forum.

A more detailed programme is available here.  

 

 

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Perpetual Computing: Technologies for Banishing Batteries

When Feb 18, 2019
from 04:15 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Lecture Theatre 2, Computer Laboratory
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Speakers: Professor Joshua Smith (Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington)

The energy efficiency of computing has improved by a factor of more than a trillion since the electronic computer was invented. This astounding energy efficiency scaling is creating the opportunity for battery-free sensing and computing systems that are powered by radio waves and other ambient energy sources. Such devices can be implanted inside the body, permanently built into structures, or deployed at scales where batteries and wires are infeasible. I will describe my group’s work aiming to enable battery-free, perpetual sensing and computing systems. I will describe our work on RF energy harvesting, wireless power transfer, and ambient backscatter communication, as well as sensor systems built using these building blocks, including a battery-free mobile phone and camera systems. I will also describe computer science research challenges that can help make perpetual computing systems a reality.

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Wednesday Seminars series.

 

 

Emergence and control in UK energy democratisation

When Feb 26, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where SG1 Alison Richard Building
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The next In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy CRASSH seminar of Lent term takes place on Tuesday 26 February in SG1, Alison Richard building, Sidgwick Site. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm. The talk is given by Dr Iain Soutar (University of Exeter), on Emergence and control in UK energy democratisation, with a response by Dr Sander van der Linden (Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge).       

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 part of the Research Networks and is supported and hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). 

 

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

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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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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