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Applications now open for 2017 CIED Summer School

By Robert Lyons on 1st February 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 17:00

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) Summer School, which takes place on 10-12 July 2017 at the University of Sussex, will provide a unique opportunity to highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to hear from leading thinkers in the fields of innovation and energy demand. Researchers will also take part in collaborative learning and participatory activities and meet other research students and early career researchers from around the world.

Priorities for developing energy efficiency in Scotland

By Robert Lyons on 6th December 2016
Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

Central Edinburgh

This seminar discusses next steps for improving energy efficiency in Scotland.

The agenda includes a keynote contribution from Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government. 

Next steps for energy efficiency policy in England

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar will discuss the future for energy efficiency schemes in businesses and homes across England, and next steps for energy efficiency policy. With the conclusion of the updated Energy Companies Obligation due in March, and the CRC scheme set to end by 2019, this conference offers a timely opportunity for delegates to engage on the direction of Government policy in energy efficiency.

Speakers include senior figures from Whitehall, business and academia.

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:30

City Hall, London

The H2FC SUPERGEN will launch three evidence based White Papers that will inform key stakeholders, especially policy makers, of the roles and potential benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in: i) the future energy systems; ii) creating economic impact in the UK; iii) delivering energy security for the UK.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

University College London

This UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources & UCL Energy Institute joint public lecture features special guest speakers Michelle T Davies, Global Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group, Eversheds,  and the Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change.

Priorities for energy security in the UK

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess initiatives and policy priorities for a secure energy supply. Delegates will consider the future mix of electricity generation sources for the UK, including the roles of fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy in delivering reliable and affordable energy.

Date and Time: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30

Open University, Milton Keynes

Part of the ESRC Seminar Series (2015-17) – Green Innovation: Making it Work.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

Timed to discuss the Government’s consultation into developing a smart energy system, this seminar will assess the next steps and policy priorities for making the ‘smart grid’ a reality. Delegates will evaluate the options for establishing a flexible and low-carbon electricity network, including an assessment of how new system measures such as demand-side response and automated processes should be integrated into standard network operations, as well as the role of increased energy storage capacity in managing and responding to demand changes.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

Belfast 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

Guest of Honour: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

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