Going low carbon – the approach of the International Energy Policy Institute
20 March 2013
On 27 February 2013 Professor Stefaan Simons, Director of the International Energy Policy Institute at UCL Australia, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Four Societies (The Nuclear Engineering Panel of the Sydney Branch of Engineers Australia, The Australian Nuclear Association, The Royal Society of New South Wales and The Australian Institute of Energy) in Sydney.
The topic of his presentation was 'Going low carbon – the Approach of the International Energy Policy Institute'.
University College London is the first UK university to establish an overseas campus in Australia, where it opened its School of Energy & Resources in Adelaide in 2010. Since that time, the campus has expanded into what is now known as UCL Australia, with the founding of the International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI), partly funded by BHP Billiton under its Sustainable Communities programme, in September 2012. The IEPI is quickly making an impact under its key strategic themes of sustainable energy systems, climate policy impacts, community engagement and a new field pioneered by UCL, energy epidemiology. Prof Simons' talk outlines the approach being taken by the Institute in the drive towards achieving a global low carbon economy.
The presentation can be viewed following this link.
Professor Stefaan Simons
Stefaan Simons, CEng FIChemE, Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCL, is the Director of the IEPI, where he holds the BHP Billiton Chair of Energy Policy. His research expertise is founded on particle technology, with a focus on the resources sector, which he has used to develop low carbon technologies and processes for the energy and chemical industries. In 2009 he was awarded a RAEng Global Research Fellowship to develop his ideas on the open innovation of such technologies, spending time at UC Berkeley and the University of Melbourne Professor Simons has more than 190 publications.