UCL Energy Institute


Could renewables completely replace fossil fuels? - UCL Energy Seminar

13 November 2018, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Renewable energy

'Could renewables completely replace fossil fuels?' UCL Energy Seminar with Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell

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UCL Energy Institute


Ricardo Lecture Theatre B03
Drayton House
30 Gordon Street

About the seminar

Shell’s latest Scenario, called Sky, meets the objectives of the Paris agreement whilst also providing access to energy to the billions of people on the planet who do not currently have it. It illustrates a technologically, industrially and economically possible route forward which is heavily dependent on renewables but also sees an ongoing role for fossil fuels, even in a net zero world. This talk will outline the thinking behind the Sky Scenario, the role envisaged for both renewables and fossil fuels in the energy transition, and how scenarios thinking feeds into Shell’s strategy and business plans. 

More details

The presentation will promptly start at 5:30pm and will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

We expect this event to be extremely popular, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We will release further tickets to the waiting list as they become available. If you have any questions please email bseer-communications@ucl.ac.uk

Accessibility information for Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Drayton House is available here.

About the Speaker

Joanna Coleman

UK Energy Transition Manager at Shell

Jo Coleman is Shell's Energy Transition Manager for the UK. She has previously been Director of Strategy at the Energy Technologies Institute after working st Shell for over 20 years. Jo is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a Masters degree from the University of Oxford and an MBA in International Management from the University of London.