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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Corporate Forum: The Future of Energy. Building Trust with Government, Business and Society

22nd May 2014, 18:00 to 21:00, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

Professor Rob Dixon, Dean of Durham University Business School (DUBS) and Professor Simon Hogg, Executive Director of Durham Energy Institute are delighted to invite you to the 2014 London Corporate Forum Event. Generously sponsored by Gus Robinson Developments Ltd, the Forum connects the School and its cutting edge research with other major players in the global business community.

This year’s event looks at the work of Durham University and its partners Haringey Borough Council and Global Action Plan (GAP) on challenges associated with one of the world’s most pressing issues – energy.


  • Tooraj JamasbProfessor of Energy Economics and Co-Director Durham Energy Institute, Durham University
  • Dr Victoria WellsSenior Lecturer in Marketing, Durham University Business School
  • Sonja GrahamPartner, Global Action Plan
  • Lyn GarnerDirector - Place and Sustainability, Haringey Council


18.00 Welcome drinks

18.30 Welcome from Professor Rob Dixon, Durham University Business School and Professor Simon Hogg, Director of Durham Energy Institute

18.45 Topic 1: Dr Victoria Wells and GAP (Driving Environmental Behavioural Change in Organisations)

19.15 Topic 2: Professor Tooraj Jamasb (Decision making in the delivery of major energy infrastructure)

19.45 Topic 3: Lyn Garner, Haringey Borough Council (Developing low carbon enterprise activity)

20.15 Cocktail reception and networking

21.30 Close

Durham University Business School and Global Action Plan

Driving environmental behavioural change in organisations.
DUBS and leading environmental behaviour change charity, GAP, have worked together since 2012. DUBS provides significant support to GAP to promote action on energy, waste, water and travel, helping people and businesses reduce their environmental impact. Durham Universities Business School’s input includes advice on recent relevant research and on data design, collection and analysis, facilitating significant positive interventions across the sector.

Durham University Business School and Sustainable Grid Development (SusGrid)

Decision-making in the delivery of major energy infrastructure.

Renewable energy and carbon reduction targets bring challenges in transporting energy, particularly in terms of physical infrastructure and in conflicting political and social concerns for local communities. With more people interested in energy transport and generation, it’s vital that action is taken to reduce these conflicts. DUBS augments this community focus through innovative approaches to costs and benefits, in partnership with Sintef Norway (via the SusGrid project).

Durham Energy Institute and London Borough of Haringey (LBH)

Developing low carbon enterprise activity.
Durham University works with LBH to identify barriers to low carbon economic development, which supports the borough in its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2020. Key themes include: local generation and storage of energy; balancing regeneration with reducing carbon emissions; involving local communities in low carbon technology; highlighting research and innovation; improving energy efficiency in buildings; and relating these issues to existing problems of inequality and inclusion.

Attendance is free but places are limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.

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