Low Carbon Technologies for the UK Energy System - preview

07 September 2017

08 Sep 2017

Venue: SCI, London, UK
Date: Tuesday 7 November 2017

Affordable and sustainable energy is fundamental for the UK’s prosperity. Today’s energy generation and consumption depend on established technologies, but new technologies will be needed to achieve the target of an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 while keeping energy costs competitive.

SCI’s Energy Group is developing new perspectives on the energy trilemma by modelling alternative scenarios for the UK energy system which focus on optimal use of available and emerging technologies. The modelling work was conducted by Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) using its ESME energy model. The modelling outputs and conclusions will be used to provide an objective, evidence-based view on the role of science and innovation in the UK energy sector, which can be utilised in government consultations, and in turn inform regulatory and market incentives and investments.

The aim of this event is to discuss the results of Energy Group’s modelling programme in the context of opportunities for decarbonisation of UK power and heating. Speakers will discuss three key enablers of CO2 reduction in the UK energy system;

  • The potential role of Gas Turbines with CCS in the future UK energy system
    Dennis Gammer, Strategy Manager - Carbon Capture & Storage, Energy Technologies Institute
  • The role for Small Modular Reactors (SMR)in a UK low carbon economy
    Mike Middleton, Strategy Manager - Nuclear, Energy Technologies Institute
  • IEA Bioenergy Roadmap
    Adam Brown, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, Renewable Energy Division

This is a free event and will be of interest to business people and scientists involved in systems and projects for energy supply and consumption, as well as investment decision makers, estates managers and those with a stake in regulatory development. SCI members and members of the public with an interest in the UK energy system will also find it of value.

SCI members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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