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Lacey Lecture 2020: Zero Carbon Britain - Rising to the Climate Emergency

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Speaker: Paul Allen (Centre for Alternative Technology)

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The Centre for Alternative Technology's Zero Carbon Britain research clearly demonstrates that we already have the tools and technology needed to efficiently power the UK with 100% renewable energy, to feed ourselves sustainably and play our part in leaving a safe and habitable climate for our children and future generations. This year's Lacey Lecture, “Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency”, explores how we can achieve what is necessary – including the need to rethink our approach to land-use.

Paul Allen BEng (Hons) FRSA: Zero Carbon Britain, Centre for Alternative Technology

Paul has lived with and worked with renewable energy technologies for over 30 years. His background and training is as an electrical and electronic engineer. Paul joined the Centre for Alternative Technology in 1988, developing a wide range of renewable energy systems including solar-powered medical systems for use overseas.

Offering 30 years’ experience initiating ‘ahead of the curve’ research projects, backed by strong technical and practical experience, Paul has led the ground-breaking Zero Carbon Britain research for over 12 years; leading on the development of six reports and liaising directly with Government, business, public sector and the arts to share their findings. He has a wide breadth of public speaking experience from UNFCCC COP conferences to local council training.

In 2013 Paul was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship grant to explore rapid decarbonisation research across the USA. He was a member of the Wales Science Advisory Council (2010-14), the Climate Change Commission for Wales (2007-2015) and a board member of the International Forum for Sustainable Energy (2008-2013). He was co-author of the Culture Shift report for the Arts Council of Wales.

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