Past events

27 Oct

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

Dr Ben Caldecott

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 current and planned projects face from different physical and transition risks related to environmental change, particularly climate change. This information and analysis can then inform [...]

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Colloquium | Week 3
14 Oct

Energy and Carbon in the Anthropocene

Professor Nick Eyre

The presentation Energy and Carbon in the Anthropocene was recorded on Microsoft TEAMS.

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 the Paris Agreement will require fundamental changes in [...]

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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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16 Jun

Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire) – How are Local Networks Enabling the Energy Transition?

Melanie Bryce

Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire) is helping Oxfordshire to accelerate towards net zero. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is proud to be the lead partner on LEO and to be supporting Oxfordshire, the first county to declare a climate emergency, to deliver its net zero ambitions. The project is trialling the matching of renewable generation and demand [...]

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Colloquium | Week 8
09 Jun

What can we learn about energy use from activity patterns during a lockdown?

Dr Philipp Grünewald

Rapid and radical societal change is possible – the response to COVID-19 has proven that. Can lessons be learned for responses tothe climate emergency?

Energy is only an intermediate good that becomes useful by turning it into an energy service. When usage patterns change, due to severe weather events, changes in price, uptake of new technologies or practices, or indeed during [...]

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Colloquium | Week 1
26 May

Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Design for Offshore Wind Turbines – Online only

Offshore wind energy is a major component of the UK’s energy mix, with nearly 2500 offshore turbines either operational or being constructed, and many more planned for the next few decades. Similarly ambitious plans exist acrossEurope and elsewhere in the world. Advanced engineering design plays a crucial role in reducing capital and operational costs, and is necessary for the wind [...]

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05 May

POSTPONED Picturing the future city: digital devices, big data and being human

One of the most significant transformations happening in cities across the world is the use of ‘big data’. Big digital data is generated by all sorts of sensors in urban environments, from air pollution and water level monitors, to smartphone apps and surveillancecameras. Big data can take many forms; both city governments and private platforms like Google and Uber are [...]

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28 Apr

The limits of energy sufficiency: A review of the evidence for rebound effects and negative spillovers from behavioural change

‘Energy sufficiency’ involves reducing consumption of energy services in order to minimise the associated environmental impacts. This may either be through individual actions, such as reducing car travel, or through reducing working time, income and aggregate consumption (‘downshifting’). However, the environmental benefits of both strategies may be less than anticipated. First, people may save money that they can spend on [...]

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Colloquium | Week 1
11 Mar

Invitation: Stakeholder Sustainability Networking Event

Hosted by the OxPOCH project, Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) & the OMS

The OxPOCH research project, led by Prof. E.J. Milner-Gulland (Zoology), in conjunction with the ONE and the OMS, is hosting a networking event which will contribute to the consultation on the Environmental Sustainability Strategy that the University is in the process of drafting. This new Strategy aims [...]

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