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GPP Energy Away Day

At a Glance
Date: Friday 18 May 2012
Time: TBC
Location: Radcliffe House
Open To: Staff and research students
Cost: Free
Summary:

An 'away day' to move the Energy GPP forward and look at what it will achieve over the next four years.


What is the event is for and what's it hoping to achieve?

The away day is being held to decide how to move the Energy GPP forward and look at what it will try to achieve over the next 4 years.

Who can attend?

The away day is open to anyone involved in Energy Research or anyone who has a genuine interest in the Energy of the future (which should be all of us!)

How do I register?

A web booking page will be available shortly. In the meantime you can find out more about the Energy GPP or contact the programme team on their website.

Further information on the GPP

The Global Priorities Programme (GPP) responds through research to global challenges, and will focus Warwick’s world-class, multidisciplinary research on key areas of international significance, by bringing together scholarly expertise from across faculties and departments.

Themes for the GPPs were approved by Research Committee in September 2011. These will seek to combine areas of research strength in the University, across departmental boundaries, in order to enhance our ability to respond to funding bodies’ priorities’. Each theme is currently developing ideas, expanding existing or creating new networks and scoping out the future shape of their programme.

The Energy GPP

The inexorable rise in the global demand for energy will require profound changes in the way in which it is produced and utilised. Such changes are vital if ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are to be achieved. In the EU, member states including the UK are committed to reducing emissions by at least 20% by 2020 with further ambitious targets of 80% or more by 2050.

These changes will only be achieved through technological advances which in turn can only happen through sustained and substantial investment in research and innovation. Warwick has core strengths in several key areas of Energy research, including: Power Electronics; Solar Energy; Thermal Energy; and Confined Fusion for Clean Energy. With a current grant portfolio of over £20m and strong links to industry and policy makers, Warwick’s Energy-related research is a truly multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral activity. Our vision is for Warwick to be a world-leading centre of excellence in Energy research and the Energy GPP is the vehicle for making this happen.