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A greener gas grid: What are the options?

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Imperial College, South Kensington

Skempton Building Lecture Theatre 164

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The Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) at Imperial College London, will be launching its third report in their White Paper Series.

There are an estimated 2.8 million km of gas transport pipelines globally supplying energy for heating and cooking.

This comprehensive report evaluates the overall potential for decarbonising the gas network, including the use of biomethane and hydrogen in existing gas infrastructure.

The authors have examined the options for creating low carbon gas networks, exploring the technical issues, as well as the decarbonisation potential and costs associated with each option.

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The evening will commence with a welcome by the Institute's Director, Professor Nigel Brandon followed by a 30 minute overview of the report from the lead author, Dr Jamie Speirs.

This will be followed by panel debate and a Q&A:-

· Professor Jim Watson, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre
· Dan Sadler, Project Manager of the H21 Leeds City Gate team
· Dr David Joffe, Team leader at the UK Committee on Climate Change

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Registration will begin at 16.30 (and coffee) and the event is expected to start at 17.00.
After the event, there is a drinks reception from 18.30 until 19.15.


Biography

Jamie is a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London and leads the Sustainable Gas Institute’s White Paper Series. He joined Imperial College in 2007, working in the Centre for Environmental Policy, before joining SGI in March 2016.

Jamie conducts research on the social, technical and economic issues affecting energy policy in the UK, Europe and globally. For the last eight years, Jamie has conducted systematic reviews of contentious energy topics as part of the UK Energy Research Centre.

His research has examined supply of critical metals for low-carbon technology manufacturing, the macroeconomic and employment impacts of government support for renewable energy, the future for unabated coal power stations, and the resource availability of global oil and unconventional fossil fuels.


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