Tyndall Manchester Seminar by Professor John Barrett
|Dates:||23 May 2019|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Achieving rapid energy demand reduction in the UK
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.
Role: Professor in Energy and Climate Policy
Organisation: University of Leeds
Biography: 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).
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