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Complexity & Risk in the energy sector

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00:00 26 Oct 2016 – 00:00 27 Oct 2016
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Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London

Speakers: David Brayshaw & Iain Staffell

Contributions are invited from participants at any career stage working across related disciplines to share their relevant research.

Energy security plays an essential role both in alleviating poverty in developing countries and in maintaining growth and prosperity in the developed world. Yet the national and global infrastructures that deliver energy are changing rapidly in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.  The biggest of these stem from the need to meet ever-increasing global demand for energy services whilst simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions caused by burning fossil fuels.  Responding to these challenges will likely involve increased deployment of renewables in the energy mix, perhaps combined with a growing reliance on transported natural gas, nuclear energy and carbon capture technologies. The risks to energy security associated with this new energy landscape will need to be understood from a number of perspectives, ranging from the effects of policy and regulation on energy price and availability to the impact of weather and climate change on energy supply and demand.

The aim of this free event is to bring together participants with an interest in understanding and modelling risks in the energy sector. There will be a focus on how Integrated Assessment models and Energy Systems models can be used to understand risk.

Abstract submission deadline: 7th October 2016
Registration deadline: 14th October 2016

Event type: Conference
Organised by: IOP Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group
Contact details: To register and submit an abstract please email Daniel Crow or Emma Suckling: d.crow08@imperial.ac.uk, e.suckling@reading.ac.uk

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Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London
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00:00 26 Oct 2016 – 00:00 27 Oct 2016

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