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.

29 Nov

Energy Seminar – week 8: POSTPONED to 24th January 2023 – Positive low energy futures – Energy demand reduction options for meeting national zero-emission targets in the United Kingdom

John Barrett - speaking in person

Summary: In recent years, global studies have attempted to understand the contribution that energy demand reduction could make to climate mitigation efforts. I will present the bottom-up, whole-system framework that we developed for the UK to estimate the potential for energy demand reduction at a country level. Replicable for other countries, our framework demonstrates that the UK can reduce energy [...]

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Seminar | Week 8
29 Nov

Drop-in fuels from sunlight and air

Professor Aldo Steinfeld, Chair of Renewable Energy Carriers, ETH Zurich

Developing solar technologies for producing carbon-neutral transportation fuels has become a global energy challenge, especially for the long-haul aviation sector. A promising solution are drop-in fuels produced from H2O and CO2 − synthetic alternatives for petroleum-derived liquid hydrocarbons such as kerosene, gasoline or diesel, which are compatible with the worldwide existing infrastructures for fuel distribution, storage, and end-use. Professor Aldo [...]

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01 Dec

UK Climate Change Ambition: Meeting the UK’s Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Commitments

Key speakers: Cllr Donna Stimson, Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Jennifer Wilson-Marklew, Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Milton Keynes Council Prof John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy & Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queens University Belfast, & Co-Chair of Belfast Climate Commission James Hand, Co-Founder of [...]

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06 Dec

The Role of Climate Education in Achieving Net Zero: A Cross-Sector Perspective

With speakers including Jonathan Dewsbury, Senior Responsible Owner for Sustainability and Climate Change, Department for Education and Dr Lynda Dunlop, Senior Lecturer in Science Education, University of York Science Education Group. We are delighted to welcome an expert panel to discuss the importance of climate education in tackling the climate crisis and supporting the UK’s Net Zero strategy.  Join us for [...]

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06 Dec

CREDS in Conversation series: Digitisation for People and the Planet

Digitalisation is one of the high-level trends that will significantly impact future energy demand and carbon emissions, whilst creating social challenges and opportunities. Drawing on work within CREDS and by leading European researchers, this seminar will examine how pathways for digitalisation in energy and mobility could be directed towards reducing energy demand and enhancing social justice. Steffen Lange and Tilman Santarius [...]

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26 Jan

SLES and the DSO: The Role of the DSO in Unlocking SLES Value

The UK’s Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) are embarking on the journey to the creation of Distribution System Operators (DSOs), as the electricity networks adapt to the roll-out of smart grid technologies, including smart meters, and increasing uses of storage and flexibility services. As such, DSOs are critical to the success of Smart Local Energy Systems. This workshop will explore how DSOs [...]

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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
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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