UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


STEaPP Seminar Series: Peril and Promise - The Role of Forests and Bioenergy in Addressing Climate Change

15 March 2017, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm

Peril and Promise - biofuels Moomaw

Event Information

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Gordon House 106

Biomass is often treated as a carbon-neutral source of energy and continues to gain popularity as an 'eco fuel' for generating electricity and heat (for example, in the form of woodchip). In his lecture, Professor Moomaw (Tufts University) will provide an alternative appraisal of this energy source and explore the real impact of biomass in terms of carbon emissions.

Professor William Moomaw

William Moomaw is Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute. He was a coordinating lead author of the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chapter on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and for the special report on renewable energy due in 2010. He was a lead author of three other IPCC reports (1995, 2005 and 2007). The work of the IPCC was recognized with the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Event details

  • Date:15 March 2017, 
  • Location: Gordon House 106
  • Time: 15:00-16:30

For further details, please contact Dr Carolin Kaltolfen

STEaPP Seminar Series

The STEaPP Seminar Series aims to share knowledge from within UCL STEaPP, and from across and outside UCL that is particularly relevant to UCL STEaPP research and teaching communities. 

We aim to showcase speakers across a variety of fields, and from both academic research and practice. The series is a platform for connecting with key figures in research and practice, stimulating research discussion, developing collaborations, improving education practice and linking education to research.  

For details of future STEaPP departmental seminars please contact Dr Carolin Kaltofen.