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Towards a low carbon energy future









The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG



Organised by Professor John Shepherd FRS, Professor Brian Launder FRS FREng, Lord May of Oxford OM AC Kt FRS and Professor Jim Skea OBE

Meeting future energy needs while tackling climate change is of the utmost importance but debate has so far been characterised by the analysis of single technologies in isolation. This meeting aims to review the current and potential technological options and how they can contribute to an integrated energy strategy for the future. 

Invited speakers include: Professor Paul Ekins, Professor Julia King, Professor Kevin Anderson, Professor Andrew Gouldson, Professor Stuart Haszeldine, Professor Robin Wallace, Professor Goran Strbac, Professor Robin Grimes, Professor Philip Eames, Dr Ausilio Bauen, Professor Peter Bruce FRS, Professor John Kilner, Professor Tadj Oreszczyn and Emma Howard Boyd.
The Royal Society has published a meeting summary report and the speakers’ slides from their talks.

Schedule of talks

Session 1- Energy Technologies

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A low-carbon energy future: the challenge, context, costs and benefits

Professor Paul Ekins OBE, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, UK

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Coal or climate: is carbon capture a silver bullet or a fig leaf?

Professor Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh, UK

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Marine renewable energy current status and future perspectives

Robin Wallace

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Wind energy

Goran Strbac

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Key issues for new nuclear

Session 2 - Energy Technologies continued & Implementing Technologies

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Solar energy - current status and future prospects

Philip Eames

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Bioenergy a large but challenging opportunity

Ausilio Bauen

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Energy storage: beyond the horizon

Peter Bruce and John Kilner

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The evolution of a low carbon domestic energy system

Tadj Oreszczyn

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Session 3 - Cultural Interpretations

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The iconography of autism

Douwe Draaisma

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Autistic Creativity

Michael Fitzgerald

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Autistic Autobiography

Ian Hacking

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Outsider art

Roger Cardinal

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Session 4 - Discussion

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Panel discussion

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Towards a low carbon energy future The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK