Energy and Carbon in the Anthropocene
- Start  Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 3:00pm
- Finish Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 4:30pm
- Venue H O Beckit Room, School of Geography & the Environment
Changes to energy use are critical to addressing threats to planetary boundaries, especially climate change. Recent cost changes make a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy the most plausible solution. Their deployment requires a paradigm shift in energy markets and policy, with public policy support at scales from local to global
Nick Eyre is Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Oxford and Director of Energy Research for the University. Since April 2018, he has been Director of the major UK Research andInnovation research centre – CREDS, Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions. Nick was formerly the leader of the Lower Carbon Futures Programme of energy research in the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, and a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), leading its research theme on decision-making. He was a lead author of the ‘Buildings’ Chapter of the Mitigation Report of 5th Assessment of the IPCC.
He is a member of Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group and aFellow of the Energy Institute. Previously he worked at the Energy Saving Trust as Director of Strategy and was a co-author of the UK Government’s 2002 Review of Energy Policy.