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Professor Jim Skea OBE: The energy innovation imperative: what we need to meet our long-term goals.  Event

Jim Skea
17:00 - 18:00
25 September 2012
The lecture itself will be held in Lecture Theatre A, Building 6 (Nuffield Theatre). The poster display and reception afterwards will be in Building 85, Level 7 (Observatory)

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Frances Clarke on 023 8059 8975 or email .

Event details

To achieve climate change objectives and maintain secure and affordable energy supplies, we need to improve on the technologies that are currently available to us.

With an introduction from Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Philip Nelson FREng.

The lecture itself will be held in Lecture Theatre A, Building 6 (Nuffield Theatre).

There will be a reception and poster display with wine and light refreshments after the lecture in Building 85, Level 7 (Observatory).


About the Lecture

Recently, there has been an explosion of investment in energy innovation in both the UK and across the globe. This lecture will consider the drivers for this new wave of innovation and how these are shaping energy technology development. The lecture will also assess critically whether R&D investments are coherent with policy goals and whether research portfolios have responded appropriately to uncertainties about global developments, resources and technological breakthroughs

Professor Jim Skea OBE has particular research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He has been Research Councils UK Energy Programme Strategy Fellow since April 2012 and a Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College since 2009. He was Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre between 2004 and 2012 and has previously directed the Policy Studies Institute and the Economic and Social Research Council's' Global Environmental Change Programme. He acted as Launch Director for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.

He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. His most recent book, Energy 2050: Making the transition to a secure low carbon energy system, addresses the link between decarbonisation and energy security policies. He is a founding member of the UK Committee on Climate Change and a Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III (climate change mitigation). He is also a non-executive board member of the Blackrock New Energy Investment Trust.

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