Newcastle University Energy Month Webinars

Newcastle University Energy Month Webinars

by Newcastle University

Despite well-intentioned ambition, the UK and other nations are not prepared for the challenges climate change will bring.

Bringing together a wealth of expertise across disciplines at Newcastle University, our Centre for Energy aims to unify efforts towards a new way of thinking about energy systems and tackle the global need for a rapid transition to clean, affordable energy.

Join our Energy Month programme of thought-provoking webinars, bringing academics and industry experts together to discuss some of our planet’s most pressing questions.

Fuel Poverty

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) estimates that fuel poverty affects 2.53 million households in England (2017) using the Low Income High Costs definition. BEIS also found that, when looking at the composition of these households, the highest proportion in fuel poverty was single parents and couples with children (25.4%).

This session invites speakers from professional, research & academic backgrounds, with an interest in child poverty and fuel poverty intersections.

When: Monday 8th June, 11-12.30pm

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Attitudes to new fuels in the home and in transport

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As public concern about the impact of climate change increases, support for renewable energy has reached a peak of 85%.

This session invites speakers from academia with an interest in how economic, social, and environmental dimensions influence attitudes to new fuels in the home and in transport.

When: Wednesday 10th June, 11-12.30pm

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Subsurface Energy Resource Challenges

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Transitioning to clean growth and Net Zero: the role of the subsurface. Featuring Professor Doré's presentation on 'Petroleum, Geoscience and the New Energy Reality.

When: Wednesday 10th June, 11-12.30pm

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Materials – advances for energy solutions 

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Energy efficiency measures and energy generation technologies will play a central role in decarbonising homes and businesses. Materials used in both the residential and business sectors can be part of these energy efficiency and energy generation solutions.

This session invites speakers from academia with a background in materials and molecular chemistry that provide advances in the transition to zero greenhouse gas emissions.

When: Thursday 18th June, 11-12.30am

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Getting from here to there – transitions to zero

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To meet net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the UK will need to understand the economic drivers and technological challenges of net zero energy systems.

This session invites speakers from industry, government and academia to discuss the topic of transformation in energy systems to achieve a net zero future.

When: Monday 22nd June, 11-12.30pm

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Greening the University

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In 2018, Newcastle University became one of the first universities to officially sign the government’s Emissions Reduction Pledge, committing to a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon dioxide emissions for a 2009/10 baseline by 2020/21.

This session invites professionals working in or with the higher education sector, to discuss progress in the de-carbonisation of activities for universities. It will also address Newcastle University’s efforts to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2040.

When: Monday 29th June, 11-12.30pm

Speakers:

  • Zoe Robinson, Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education, Keele University
  • Matt Dunlop, Head of Sustainability, Newcastle University

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Centre for Energy - Funding Opportunities

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This webinar session will be led by the University funding team to prompt discussion and ideas for funding bids that the Centre can facilitate.

When: Tuesday 30th June, 11.30-1.00pm

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