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Durham Energy Institute


Thursday 27 September 2018

CESI ESI Workshop: What is Energy Systems Integration for?

10:00am to 4:00pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, DH1 3LE, Simone Abram, Gordon MacKerron, Claire Copeland & Antti Silvast

This workshop will ask what Energy Systems Integration is for, drawing together key interdisciplinary research insights on system integration questions.

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Friday 28 September 2018

DEI Fourth Annual Research Symposium: Is Renewable Energy Sustainable?

8:30am to 5:10pm, Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre

Registration is essential for catering purposes. Please register for the Durham Energy Institute Research Symposium at Eventbrite.

The industrial revolution occurred because humanity started to exploit fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) in large quantities. We remain addicted to fossil fuels burning them at the rate of around 20 million times faster than the Earth can accumulate them. The results of fossil fuel use are many fold and include the near doubling of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere and the consequential impact on climate change.

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Photography Competition

9:00am to 5:30pm

Durham Energy Institute invites you to submit entries to our energy photography competition, which will run alongside the annual research symposium on 28 September 2018. This is an opportunity for any professional, amateur or budding photographers out there who are interested in documenting energy in the world around them, and is open to anyone.

You can read the entry terms and conditions here.

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Three Minute Thesis Competition

2:00pm to 3:00pm

On the afternoon of Friday 28 September at 14.00-15.00, Durham Energy Institute will be holding a 3-Minute Thesis competition as part of their Annual Research Symposium to provide students researching in any Energy related area, from any University, with an opportunity to exercise their research communication skills in language that is appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Participants will be challenged to present a compelling talk on their PhD Thesis or Masters Dissertation Project in just three minutes, and with the use of only one background slide.

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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Utility Week Congress 2018

Birmingham Conference & Events Centre , Professor Tooraj Jamasb, DEI Co-Director

The premier event for water, gas and electricity sector leaders offering strategic insight at the highest level.

DEI Co-Director Professor Tooraj Jamasb will join the panel debate on day one on 'Nationalised or Privitised Businesses?' answering questions on:

  • Is renationalisation possible?
  • The changing attitude towards utilities
  • Increasing intervention or outcomes-based regulation?

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Delivering a Low Carbon Energy Mix

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Durham University, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre, Science Site, Durham, DH1 3LE, Fiona Reilly

Fiona Reilly will be speaking on the key challenges to the UK meeting its climate change objectives. She will discuss how Atlantic SuperConnection’s cable from Iceland to the UK, the SuperConnection, nuclear and intermittent sources such as wind and solar are all key to delivering this objective.

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Thursday 18 October 2018

DEI Seminar Series: A Perspective on Strategic Intervention

1:00pm to 2:00pm, TBC, Dr Malcolm Storey

In this talk, Dr Malcolm Storey deconstructs Strategy into the elements of a ‘Simple Proforma’ that everyone can carry around in their head: he stresses the importance of Prior-preparation and outlines the design of a Template for a Strategic Framework and Targeting Methodology that is universally applicable; he goes on to suggest how to Build a Learning Organisation and ways to Close High-value Deals.

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Monday 5 November 2018

Training in Energy: Contexts & Challenges

10:00am to 2:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Various

This four and a half day course brings together leading experts to assess today’s energy challenges in different contexts. From global geo-histories of energy and energy transions to human ecobiology and resource engineering, we look at energy from a range of different perspectives. With presentations from leading experts at Durham University, this will effectively be a series of masterclasses in energy contexts and challenges.

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