UCL Energy Institute


UCL Energy Institute Summer Symposium on Energy Transition and Sustainability

27 June 2023, 9:30 am–4:00 pm

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Join us for a showcase of ongoing, cutting-edge research by our academics, researchers & partners on energy systems, buildings and transport.

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UCL Energy Institute


Room 225
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom

In this special symposium we will discuss and assess the challenges posed moving from today’s high carbon economy to one that is net-zero emissions, as a result of both policy action and wider trends that influence choices across the economy. 

This event will explore how interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research can provide a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve decarbonization targets, ensuring energy affordability and security, and addressing the resilience of the energy system against future disruptions.

These issues, among many others, will be addressed in detail during the four Symposium panel sessions: 

  • Energy Transition and Net Zero societies (Chair: Steve Pye, Speakers: Gesche Huebner, James Price, Rachel Freeman, Tadj Oreszczyn, UCL EI)
  • Resilience and Adaptation (Chair: Catalina Spataru, Speakers: Priscila Carvalho UCL EI, André Serrão,  Serrão Advogados, Brazil, Marie-Laure Hicks, RAND)
  • Energy Transition in Built Environment, Data and Digitalisation (Chair: Pamela Fennell, Speakers: Steve Evans, Eoghan McKenna, UCL EI, Molly Webb, Energy Unlocked)
  • Energy Transition -  Behaviour in transport (Chair: Manos Chaniotakis, Speakers: Lynnette Dray, Paulo Anciaes, Fredrik Monssur, UCL EI, George Economides DfT)

About UCL Energy Institute

We are the UK’s largest academic group working on energy systems analysis. We take a rigorous interdisciplinary approach, illustrated by our evolving suite of state-of-the-art energy models. Our models span energy system optimisation, electricity dispatch, macro-economic, agent-driven behavioural and detailed sector models. They are designed to be iteratively linked to answer different research and policy questions at a range of granularity levels from global to national, and regional to individual building.