UCL Energy Institute


Reflecting on our symposium on energy transition and sustainability

26 July 2023

UCL Energy Institute hosted a symposium on 27 June that brought together staff, students, and alumni, as well as industry colleagues and members of the public, to explore the challenges faced in the transition to net zero carbon.

A panel of two men and two women are sitting at the front of a lecture hall, listening to an audience member asking a question during a panel discussion at the symposium..

The event was a showcase of cutting-edge research by academics, researchers and partners, with four panel discussions around the themes of: energy transition and net zero societies; resilience and adaptation; energy transition in built environment, data and digitalisation; energy transition - behaviour in transport.

Each of the four sessions explored challenges posed by the energy transition to net zero in different areas of the sector that correspond to our research, whilst also looking at how to ensure energy affordability and security and addressing the resilience of the energy system against future disruptions.

The panel sessions saw UCL Energy Institute staff and industry partners presenting past and current research projects, with audience questions asked and concluded with research posters presented by current PhD students.

UCL Energy Institute Director Catalina Spataru commented:

Our interdisciplinary research is reflected in our event where we discussed decarbonization challenges, ensuring affordable and secure energy while enhancing the resilience of our energy systems in a sustainable future for generations to come.”

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