The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy ran a series of free webinar meetings over the summer.
We covered a range of different topics, all of which are relevant in our journey towards an energy future that is cleaner, greener, and more socially equitable than now.
Our speakers were drawn from academia and industry, and can give a fully rounded perspective on theory and practicality. The webinars comprised a short presentation from the speakers, and then a Q&A session.
The presentation introduced the topic under discussion, highlighting key aspect and relevant issues, to help people learn more about the topic and what is currently underway in terms of active research and trials.
The video, slides and other materials from our events are available:
- Energy and the Literature of Moral Dilemmas with David Aberbach, Antonella Mazzone, and Helen Gavin (University of Oxford)
- Smart Local Energy Systems: social, technical and operational aspects with Sarah Darby & Scot Wheeler (University of Oxford) and Stevie Adams (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks)
- Electric vehicles: broadening access and supporting electricity networks Sivapriya Mothilal Bhagavathy (University of Oxford) and Esther Dudek (EA Technology)
- Energy access versus reliability: opportunities and challenges in Sierra Leone Hindolo George-Williams & John Rhys (University of Oxford) and Kelcise Vidal Sesay (Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission)
- Current challenges of renewable energy: integration in China with José Maria Valenzuela (University of Oxford) and Dr Hao Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
- Achieving Net Zero with Malcolm McCulloch (University of Oxford) and Eric Brown (Energy Systems Catapult)
- Energy efficiency in a post-lockdown world: Earthshot not Moonshot Nick Eyre (University of Oxford), Paul Massara (Member of the Government’s Committee on Fuel Poverty) and Andrew Wright (University of Durham)
- Seizing the opportunity to raise hydrocarbon taxation with Daniel Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford) and William Todts (Transport & Environment)