Thursday 2 July 2015, 4pm - 5pm
Location: Gisbert Kapp Building, N225
Decarbonising heat for UK homes
Jeff Douglas, Strategy Manager, Smart Systems, Energy Technology Institute
Around 20% of the nation's carbon emissions are generated by domestic heating. Analysis of the many ways the energy system might be adapted to meet carbon targets shows that the elimination of emissions from buildings is more cost effective than deeper cuts in other energy sectors such as transport. This effectively means that alternatives need to be found for domestic natural gas heating systems.
This seminar will examine the two principal pathways towards the decarbonisation of domestic space and water heating. Jeff Douglas will discuss the challenges we face in displacing gas heating in a way that is acceptable to the consumer, and the possible market frameworks and national policies that would support a successful transition.
Jeff Douglas is the Strategy Manager for Smart Systems at the Energy Technologies Institute. He was previously Head of Network Strategy and Development at Central Networks, a part of EON UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. His specialities are: electricity distribution, strategy, regulation and future networks, and the strategic development of heat systems.
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