Green Drinks Leeds March 2012 – Achieving a Low Carbon Electricity System

March 15, 2012

Tuesday 27 March from 6pm, The Lounge, Merrion Street, Leeds LS2 8JE

Global Carbon Emissions, 1800-

Climate Scientists tell us we have to radically reduce our carbon emissions if we are to avoid the worst possible consequences to climate change. In the UK, the Climate Change Act 2008 made a legally binding commitment to reduce our CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. In order to achieve this, we need to decarbonise electricity production by 2030.

We welcome Green Drinks Leeds regular Dr. Tim Foxon, Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the Sustainability Research Institute, The University of Leeds, to discuss:

  • Recent policy measures that aim to facilitate decarbonising electricity
  • Research examining different pathways to a low carbon electricity system
  • Tough choices we need to make in the near future

Tim is a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow (2007-12), and a member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the new Centre for Integrated Energy Research at Leeds. His research focuses on innovation systems and processes for a transition to a low carbon economy.  He has written and been involved with a considerable amount of important research.

As ever, it’s free and open – all we ask is that you sign up via Eventbrite

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