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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 - 18:00 to 21:00
Event location: 
Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Rd, CB2 1EW

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With the energy demand soaring by the day and conventional resources causing damage to the environment, we are in dire need of an Energy Revolution! Recent technological developments have improved the cost-effectiveness of many renewable energy sources. While oil and natural gas will still be important sources of global power generation in the near future, the prospect of producing clean, sustainable power in substantial quantities from these ‘renewables’ is progressively becoming a reality.

Join us for an evening of stimulating talks and discussion on “Innovative energy models for a sustainable future”.

Professor Sir Richard Friend will set the stage for renewable energies with his cutting-edge research on energy materials, solar cells and state-of-the-art display technologies. To truly understand the energy industry and the future for renewable energy sources, Richard de Caux from BP will present his viewpoints on the matter. The session will conclude with a panel discussion lead by David Reiner from the Judge Business School to address burning questions surrounding the energy revolution and the standpoints of key leaders in the sector. The evening will end with a networking session.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Richard De Caux, Head of Refining Analysis, Group Economics, BP

Panel Chair:

  • Dr. David Reiner, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

This talk is part of the Innovation Forum series.