Past events

26 Jan

Global Energy Demand: a McKinsey reference case

Bram Smeets

Energy systems around the world are going through rapid transitions that affect many aspects of our lives. The continuation and acceleration of these shifts will bring important changes to the way we fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our industries in the coming decades.

In this talk, Bram Smeets and Alexander Pfeiffer will present two of McKinsey’s proprietary energy [...]

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Colloquium | Week 2
01 Dec

Net Zero and beyond: creating a carbon storage market

Professor Stuart Haszeldine

The presentation is available on YouTube. You can watch and listen to it here.   Net Zero and beyond: creating a carbon storage market

Since the early 1700’s, industrial societies have continually borrowed fossil carbon from the earth and funded a lavish lifestyle by overspending on their carbon credit card. Lack of repayment now results in penalties ranging from forest fires, hurricanes, [...]

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Colloquium | Week 8
24 Nov

Towards just transitions to low-carbon mobility

Professor Tim Schwanen

The presentation is available on YouTube. You can watch and listen to it here.   Towards just transitions to low-carbon mobility

The need to rapidly move away from fossil fuels in transport is now commonly accepted. The myriad initiatives by governments, the private and third sectors and citizens, to transition to low-carbon mobility are now underway across the globe. One outcome of [...]

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Colloquium | Week 7
17 Nov

Energy access and off-grid electrification in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr Susann Stritzke

The presentation is available on YouTube. You can watch and listen to it here.  Energy access and off-grid electrification in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Over 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa currently lack reliable and affordable access to energy and the achievement of SDG 7 by 2030 – Universal Access to Energy – seems currently out of reach. Rural electrification [...]

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Colloquium | Week 6
10 Nov

The road to net-zero: what we need to get right

Juliet Davenport

The presentation is available on YouTube. You can watch and listen to it here. ‘The road to net-zero:what we need to get right’.

The UK has a legally binding target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Achieving this bold aim will transform the UK economy and society as a whole. In this talk, Juliet Davenport will explore [...]

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Colloquium | Week 5
03 Nov

How do new things spread? The diffusion of digital low-carbon innovations.

Dr Charlie Wilson

The recording of this presentation is available through YouTube. You can watch and listen here. ‘How do new things spread? The diffusion of digital low-carbon innovations‘.

In the past nine months we’ve all become familiar with how coronavirus spreads – how it’s passed between people, why it’s so infectious, how people vary in their susceptibility, and what role our social networks [...]

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Colloquium | Week 4
27 Oct

Objectively assessing the (in)compatibility of power assets with the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

Dr Ben Caldecott

The presentation is available on YouTube.  You can watch and listen to it here. Achieving climate alignment in finance (formerly Objectively assessing the (in)compatibility ….).

Aligning the economy with sustainability requires us to understand the i) impacts that current and planned projects will have on the local and global environment, as well as on sustainable development and ii) the stranded asset risks [...]

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Colloquium | Week 3
14 Oct

Energy and Carbon in the Anthropocene

Professor Nick Eyre

The presentation is available on YouTube. You can watch and listen to it here.  Energy and Carbon in the Anthropocene.

Energy use is the dominant cause of carbon emissions and climate change. Fossil fuels have been the main source of energy globally since the Industrial Revolution, enabling the human societies that characterise the Anthropocene. Delivering on the climate mitigation goals of [...]

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Colloquium | Week 1
12 Oct

#ONEsuperyear for nature | Webinar

Jim Hall, Harriet Waters, Nathan Lawson & Shobhan Dhir

You can watch the ONE #Superyear for Nature presentation on Microsfot TEAMS. It was recorded on 12 October 2020.

 

The Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) facilitate connections between all Oxford researchers working on environmental research in biodiversity, climate, energy, food and water. The networks exchange knowledge and expertise, enabling Oxford University to be ‘greater than the sum of its parts’, [...]

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29 Sep

9th Oxford Energy Day: Sustainable Local Energy Systems

The 9th Oxford Energy Day will consider the topic of ‘Sustainable Local Energy Systems’

The local dimensions of energy systems are becoming more important for researchers, industry and policymakers. Generation technologies are increasingly modular and decentralised, and saving energy has always only been deliverable locally. As the share of variable renewable electricity generation rises, the opportunities for distributed storage and demand [...]

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