Can future energy needs be met sustainably? | University of Oxford

Can future energy needs be met sustainably?

Speaker
Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, Director of Energy Research, Oxford University
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Global energy consumption is increasing rapidly, driven by rising living standards in developing countries. The energy provided by burning fossil fuels is also increasing, albeit not quite as fast as total energy use. This is unsustainable and decarbonisation is imperative - to reduce air pollution, rebalance relations between oil producing and importing countries, and to moderate climate change. With today’s technology, decarbonising rapidly at a price society will be willing to pay will be hard.

Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, Director of Energy Research at the University of Oxford, will review the technical, economic and political challenges that will have to be met in order to meet future needs sustainably.

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