Transformative technologies in energy, buildings and transport

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM, 7 February 2019
Sussex Energy Group , Central Hall Westminster Storey's Gate London SW1H 9NH , United Kingdom

The energy sector needs to go through rapid transition to meet the challenge of reducing carbon emissions in a time of globally rising energy demand. Limiting global temperature increase to less than 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels demands urgent, concerted action from government, industry and civil society and, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report has recently highlighted, we only have 12 years to do so.

This event brings together high-level professionals in industry, government, academia and civil society to discuss the key innovations in energy, buildings and transport that will shape the future of energy demand in the UK. It will showcase a range of perspectives from policy makers and industry with the latest thinking in energy studies to bring you a stimulating discussion on the future of low energy innovation.

The event will allow time for questions from the audience and the opportunity to network with key stakeholders in the energy sector.

It is hosted by the Sussex Energy Group and will take place on the occasion of a new, edited book titled ‘Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand’. This book brings together research from a five-year RCUK-funded research centre, the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), based at the University of Sussex and investigating the role of low energy innovations in reducing energy demand.


12.30 - 13.00 Arrivals and lunch

13.00 - 13.10 Chair's welcome (Benjamin Sovacool)

13.10 - 13.55 Panel 1 (Alex Gilbert, Paul Appleby, Debbie Hopkins)

13.55 - 14.40 Panel 2 (Joanne Wade, Jeremy Vincent, Jim Watson, Kirsten Jenkins)

14.40 - 14.45 Chair's final remarks

14.45 - 15.00 Final questions from audience and end of event (tea and coffee)


Chair: Benjamin Sovacool – Director, Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex

Joanne Wade – Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE)

Jeremy Vincent – Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Paul Appleby – British Petroleum (BP)

Jim Watson – UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

Alex Gilbert – Transport for London (TfL)

Kirsten Jenkins – University of Brighton (Associate Researcher at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand)

Debbie Hopkins – University of Oxford (Associate Researcher at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand)

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