‘Achieving rapid energy demand reduction in the UK’ (Tyndall Manchester seminar)

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23 May
2019

Tyndall Manchester invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series – Achieving rapid energy demand reduction in the UK, by John Barrett, Sustainable Research Institute, University of Leeds

While reducing energy demand has been described as the fastest and cheapest option to reduce GHG emissions for many years, the UK still has no clear framework or energy demand target. This is despite the fact international climate goals demand a rapid and immediate reduction in GHG emissions. The presentation explores the historical trends of the UK demand for energy and discusses a future vision for energy demand reduction in the UK advocating the need for a target.  It outlines why reducing energy demand is not just an issue of efficiency but requires a broader look at consumption.

Speaker bio: John is a Professor in Energy and Climate Policy at the Sustainable Research Institute, University of Leeds.  John’s research interests include energy demand, resource productivity, energy and economy modelling, carbon accounting and exploring low carbon transitions.

John has been the Director / Co-Director of a number of large research centres including the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP – www.ciemap.ac.uk), UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC – www.ukerc.ac.uk) and Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS – www.creds.ac.uk).

The seminar will take place in room C21, in the Pariser Building on Sackville Street– number 12 on the map.

Please contact Amrita with any queries- amrita.sidhu@manchester.ac.uk

 

Event Details

Location Pariser Building
Start Thursday 23 May 2019 1:00pm
Finish Thursday 23 May 2019 2:00pm