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Webinar | Transformations in the US Energy Sector

29 July 2021, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Aerial view of Manhattan at night, image taken by NASA, from Unsplash.

Join UCL Mechanical Engineering's Energy and Environment Research Division for their latest webinar, featuring Prof Tim Lieuwen from Georgia Tech. Globally, the energy business is undergoing profound transitions. Renewable energy sources have become a non-negligible fraction of the overall energy mix in several major regions. Meanwhile, massive increases in oil and natural gas estimates have completely restructured our view for the time horizon for which fossil resources could comprise a significant fraction of world energy demand. These new finds also promise to fundamentally alter world commodity flows and potentially alter traditional geopolitical relationships between energy suppliers and users. Finally, concerns about balancing economic growth with climate change is a dominant conversation in many parts of the world. Join our webinar to find out more.

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Nelia Jurado Pontes on behalf of UCL Mechanical Engineering's Energy and Environment Research Division.

Nowhere are the shifts more pronounced than in the United States, where domestically produced natural gas and oil has increased dramatically. Even so, photovoltaic solar and wind have served as the dominant source of new electricity installations for over five years. Topics of energy equity, ensuring that all citizens benefit from these transformations, while avoiding disparate negative impacts on historically disadvantaged populations, is also adding new dynamics to the discussions. These factors are completely reshaping the energy discussion in the United States, as well as many of its trade partners. This webinar will discuss these transformations and their impacts.

  • Image caption: Aerial view of Manhattan.
  • Image credit: NASA, from Unsplash. 

Please note, this webinar is open to everyone, but is aimed at an academic audience. No registration is required. 

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About the Speaker

Prof Tim Lieuwen

Professor and the Executive Director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech

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