"Can future energy needs be met sustainably?" with Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith
Global energy consumption is increasing rapidly, driven by rising living standards in developing countries. The energy provided by burning fossil fuels is also increasing, albeit not quite as fast as total energy use. This is unsustainable and decarbonisation is imperative – to reduce air pollution, rebalance relations between oil producing and importing countries, and to moderate climate change. With today’s technology, decarbonising rapidly at a price society will be willing to pay will be hard.
Date: 16 February 2017, 17:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Hilary 2017)
Venue: Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Caroline Corke (University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
Organiser contact email address: events@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
Host: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
Part of: New frontiers: pushing the boundaries of science and technology
Booking required?: Recommended
Booking url: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2404
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Caroline Corke