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Achieving Secure, Sustainable Energy

At a Glance
Date: Thursday 19 May 2011
Time: 11am to 4:30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre B1.16, WBS
Open To: Staff, The General Public
Cost: Free (registration required)
Summary: A Warwick Low Carbon Society Initiative seminar on the major challenges facing energy systems worldwide.

The Warwick Low Carbon Society Initiative are hosting this seminar, which will look at the major challenges facing energy systems worldwide. The seminar will focus on how to achieve security of supply and mitigate climate change and, in these constrained times, the costs of achieving both.

Some of the key questions include:

  • How much will we need long distance transmission and will we move from passive to active network management and smart grids?
  • What are the prospects for "smart cities"
  • What will be the role of the demand side?
  • What about the prospects for injecting biogas into gas networks?
  • What about the relative balance between gas and electricity – will there be a major switch to electric heating and electric vehicles, for example?
  • What changes are needed to energy markets and regulation to meet these challenges?

This seminar will explore what is being done in the UK, Europe, China and Russia to meet these new challenges.

If you're interested in attending, please email Energy.Seminar@wbs.ac.uk to register.