Future events

Our events page covers not only events and seminars from the Energy Network, but also energy related events across Oxford University. Student-led events can be found by visiting the Oxford Energy Society.

07 Feb

Energy Seminar – Week 4: Heat pumps: how to scale this critical clean energy technology across the world?

Jan Rosenow - speaking in person and online

Summary: Heat pumps are widely recognized as a key clean energy technology in the energy transition. While the global heat pump market has expanded significantly, more than doubling in some countries in a single year, expanded policy support will be needed to build confidence in the technology and meet climate goals. In his talk Dr Jan Rosenow sets out recent [...]

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Seminar | Week 4
14 Feb

Energy Seminar – Week 5: The UK energy demand observatory – how Oxford helps to understand and accelerate changes in energy demand

Phil Grunewald - speaking in person and online

The way we use energy will have to undergo fundamental changes during the transition towards a net-zero world. Many of the technical solutions are known: insulate homes, electrify heating and transport, deploy smarter, more efficient and flexible appliances. But how well do they work in practice? Tracking the impact requires careful observation and robust control groups. Oxford leads the technology and [...]

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Seminar | Week 5
15 Feb

European Biomass to Power

ACI’s 11th European Biomass to Power Summit will take place on the 15th & 16th February 2023 in London, UK. The two-day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the biomass industry: feedstock suppliers, biomass plant operators, end-product manufacturers, as well as technology providers – for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussion & excellent networking opportunities. Find out more here:  [...]

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Conference
20 Feb

Green Action Week – University of Oxford – 20-24 February

The Environmental Sustainability team of the University is hosting, for the first time, a Green Action Week during Hilary term, 20-24 February 2023. It is an exciting opportunity to bring together the diverse and extensive sustainability work in which Oxford University is involved. The week aims to enhance networking and exchange of ideas, engage students and staff with research and activities, [...]

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21 Feb

Energy Seminar – Week 6: Regen’s ‘Go West!’ a study exploring the benefits of a more east-west balanced offshore wind fleet

Jack Adkins - speaking in person and online

A clear delivery plan is essential for the UK to meet its sector deal target of installing 50GW of offshore wind by 2030, with some industry projections of up to 110 GW by 2050. With almost three-quarters of the UK’s current offshore wind capacity on the east coast of Great Britain, Regen’s ‘Go West!’ study explores and identifies the benefits [...]

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Seminar | Week 6
28 Feb

International Energy Week – London – “Transitioning out of a crisis”

Transitioning out of crisis Find out more here Convened by the Energy Institute’s sector experts, International Energy Week 2023 is the global conference focused on transitioning out of the geopolitical and environmental crises facing energy. Building on the renowned legacy of IP Week, the 2023 conference brings together senior figures from across the energy industry, investors, government, academia, and NGOs at a critical [...]

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Conference
28 Feb

Energy-smart places: delivering net zero

Learning and inspiration from the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme Register here The Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme, delivered by Innovate UK and EPSRC, has invested over £100m in developing and demonstrating place-based approaches to energy, with over 90 projects involving hundreds of organisations. This one-day conference and exhibition in Manchester will help tell the projects’ stories and give insight into [...]

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28 Feb

Energy Seminar – Week 7: Oxford University Environmental Sustainability Strategy and our plans to reach Net Zero Carbon by 2035

Harriet Waters and Tom Yearly - Speaking in person and online

Following the University’s adoption of it environmental sustainability strategy in March 2021, a great deal of work has gone into developing the University pathway to net zero carbon. This talk will cover our accounting approach, the main areas of focus in the short, medium and long term and some examples of carbon reduction interventions that have been taken.

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Seminar | Week 7
07 Mar

Futurebuild 2023 – The Retrofit Academy

Futurebuild is the industry’s premier event and provides the stage for inspiring ideas, innovative solutions, and knowledge sharing to drive sustainable construction and help us reach our goal of net zero. The Whole House Retrofit Zone is expanding and will return to Futurebuild 2023 as an established section of the show, not a Zone! With 27 million domestic buildings in the UK, the majority of which require [...]

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Conference
07 Mar

Energy Seminar – Week 8: Organic Photovoltaics: Ubiquitous Solar Energy?

Moritz Riede, speaking in person and online

Summary: Organic Photovoltaics, short OPV, is an emerging solar cell technology at the early stages of commercialisation. It has several advantages compared to silicon photovoltaics, the incumbent technology, like a much lower environmental footprint, lightweight and mechanical flexibility for endless new applications as well as the potential to compete with silicon PV in cost. However, will this be enough? In [...]

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Seminar | Week 8
19 Apr

International Conference on Green Technology and Energy Science

Green Technology and Energy Science aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Green Technology and Energy Science. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as [...]

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23 Jun

SCOLMA – Conference – Call for papers – Africa and the Environment Archives and Data in the Climate Emergency

A one-day conference at SOAS, London and online CALL FOR PAPERS SCOLMA conference 2023 Call for Papers final.pdf Africa’s natural environment is rich and diverse, ranging from its wildlife and plants to its land and resources. It is also one of the continents most severely affected by climate change, with increasingly erratic weather events adversely impacting biodiversity, agriculture and those living there. This conference [...]

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Conference
10 Jul

Agile Initiative Summer School – Oxford Martin School 10-14 July 2023

The Agile Initiative at the Oxford Martin School will run a residential Summer School 10-14 July 2023. Open to interdisciplinary researchers working on challenges relating to both policy and environmental science. Guided by experts including Charles Godfray, Sarah Whatmore and Sam Fankhauser. There are fifty places for UK-based post-doctoral, PhD, DPhil and MPhil researchers in the field. Details (including subsidised [...]

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