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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 17:00

Newcastle

This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference. This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community.

This study, based on a one-year field trial of a solar power installation in India, found that despite substantial increases in access to electricity there was no systematic evidence for changes in savings, spending, business creation, time spent working or studying, or other broader indicators of socioeconomic development.

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A greener gas grid: what are the options?

By Robert Lyons on 21st June 2017
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Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

Imperial College London

There are an estimated 2.8 million km of gas transport pipelines globally supplying energy for heating and cooking. This event launches a comprehensive report that evaluates the overall potential for decarbonising the gas network, including the use of biomethane and hydrogen in existing gas infrastructure. The authors have examined the options for creating low carbon gas networks, exploring the technical issues, as well as the decarbonisation potential and costs associated with each option.

This new report for Citizens Advice Scotland points to the monopoly nature of district heating schemes, depriving consumers of many of the protections usually available in gas and electricity markets. With district heating set to expand in Scotland, the report explores what consumer protections might be needed in future and the options available to secure them. 

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This new UKERC report argues that energy cooperation over the past decades has helped European countries to enhance their geopolitical security, respond to growing climate threats, and create a competitive pan-European energy market. Maintaining close cooperation in this field, and the UK’s integration in the European internal energy market (IEM), will be important for the UK and the EU27 post-Brexit.

This recent Green Alliance report looks at how small scale, low carbon energy technologies such as solar panels and electric cars are rapidly falling in cost as their popularity grows. The UK’s future energy market will not only consist of passive customers buying power from big and distant power stations. Instead it will increasingly be owned and operated by those who purchase these technologies.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This Westminster Forum event will focus on developing the next steps for low carbon and energy efficient heating and cooling systems in the UK. Following the consultation on Heat in Buildings by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and its call for evidence on a ‘smart, flexible energy system’, sessions will assess the impact on the energy delivery system and the future policy framework for heat.

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Sustainable Earth 2017

By Robert Lyons on 22nd May 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 13:30 to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 17:00

Plymouth University

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:30 to 19:00

London

This year's LowCVP annual conference will coincide with the publication of new transport and environment strategies for the capital. It will focus on how city-level policy needs to adapt to tackle the twin challenges of climate change and air pollution in an era of ‘mobility revolution’.

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Global trends in renewable energy

By Robert Lyons on 25th April 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report for UN Environment’s Economy Division finds that wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geothermal, small hydro and marine sources added 138.5 gigawatts to global power capacity in 2016, up eight per cent from the 127.5 gigawatts added the year before. The added generating capacity roughly equals that of the world's 16 largest existing power producing facilities combined. Investment in renewables capacity was roughly double that in fossil fuel generation.

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