The 2016 UQEI Energy Express Seminars will begin in February. We again look forward to providing you with an opportunity to continue your participation at informative and topical seminars that will open and promote discussion amongst us all.

In offering the UQEI Energy Express Seminars, we aim to bring multidisciplinary research capability together on some of the significant energy challenges facing today’s world and connect that capability with industry and government partners. The series is designed to provide a regular forum to present and discuss a range of energy-related topics and themes. They are open events, and bring together industry, government, and the broader UQ community including academics, researchers, students and alumni.

We welcome comments and feedback and look forward to engaging with you on global energy challenges.

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Monday 4 July 2016

Professor Benjamin Sovacool
Director of the Danish Center for Energy Technology at the Department of Business Technology and Development, and Professor of Social Sciences at Aarhus University

“Policy Design Principles and Paradigms for Energy Access: Insights from the Asia-Pacific”

Time and Location:
Monday 4 July 2016
6.00 - 7.00pm, followed by light refreshments and networking until 8.00pm
The University of Queensland (St Lucia)
GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building (49-200)

Admission is complimentary, but please register and indicate any dietary requirements by Friday 1 July 2016

Register here

2016 Seminars

Seminar 10, Tuesday 14 June 2016

Professor Ottmar Edenhofer
Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Professor of the Economics of Climate Change of the Technical University Berlin and former Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is also Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change as well as adviser to the World Bank

"The real work is just beginning - the issues international climate policy is facing 'post-Paris' to make the Paris Agreement a success"

An audio recording is available here (60 minutes duration)

Seminar 9: Wednesday 25 May 2016
This seminar was co-hosted with the Dow Centre for sustainable Engineering Innovation

Dr David Finn
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tritium Pty Ltd

"Electrifying Transport - driving innovation in the energy sector" (powerpoint presentation will be available soon)

An audio recording is available here (60 minutes duration)

Seminar 8: Tuesday 9 February 2016
This seminar was co-hosted with the UQ Global Change Institute, and Grattan Institute

Professor Emeritus Robert H. Socolow
Co-Director, The Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

"Truths we must tell ourselves if we are to manage climate change"

An audio recording is available here (60 minutes duration)

2015 Seminars

Seminar 7: Wednesday 7 October 2015
This seminar was co-hosted with the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT, and the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation

Mr Rafael Cayuela, Corporate Chief Economist at Dow Chemicals, Switzerland

"Grand Challenges to 2050 and what this means for the engineering profession"

An audio recording is available here (60 minutes duration)

Seminar 6: Thursday 10 September 2015

Professor Gautam Yadama (Washington University in St. Louis), Ms Alexie Seller (Director and National Manager of Pollinate Energy), and Professor Chris Greig (Director, UQ Energy Initiative)

Powering India: Different Perspectives

An audio recording of the presentation is available here (57 minutes duration)

Professor Yadama: "Power Matters"
Professor Greig: "Energy & India - The Scale Issue"

Seminar 5: Monday 27 July 2015
This seminar was co-hosted with UQ Parenting and Family Support Centre

Professor Michelle Baddeley

"Learning about Energy: Lessons from Behavioural Economics"

Seminar 4: Monday 13 July 2015
This seminar was co-hosted with Rio Tinto

Professor Jiankun He, former executive vice President of Tsinghua University, and Director of the Institute of Low Carbon Economy at Tsinghua; and Professor Can Wang, Professor and Chair of Environmental Planning and Managaement, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

Professor He: "China's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC): Targets and Policies"
Professor Wang: "The Energy-Water Nexus in China: Managing the links between energy and water for a sustainable future"

Seminar 3: Friday 1 May 2015
This seminar was co-hosted with UCL (Australia)

Professor Paul Stevens, Visiting Professor at UCL (Australia) and Distinguished Research Fellow (Energy) at Chatham House

"What the hell's going on with the oil price - the dynamics and drivers of current global oil price changes"

Seminar 2: Thursday 2 April 2015
This seminar was co-hosted with the UQ Global Change Institute

Professor Paul Meredith, Director of the Clean Energy Program at UQ's Global Change Institute

"The Gatton Solar Research Facility"

Seminar 1: Thursday 12 March 2015
This seminar was co-hosted with the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, and we thank the UQ Global Change Institute for the use of their facilities
Mr Kirk Sorensen, President and Chief Technologist at Flibe Energy, previously an aerospace engineer at NASA and chief nuclear technologist a Teledyne Brown Engineering
"The promise of thorium in meeting future world energy demand"

2014 Seminars

Seminar 3: Wednesday 29 October 2014

Professor Eric McFarland, inaugural Director of UQ's Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation

Professor McFarland: "Nuclear Power: An imperfect carbon free energy option amongst few"
UQ Student: "UQ Student Energy Network"

Seminar 2: Thursday 11 September 2014

Mr Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Energy Policy and the Environment, Manhattan Institute of Policy Research

"Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong". This was an oral presentation only, no powerpoint is available

Seminar 1: Monday 11 August 2014

Professor Andrew Garnett, Director of the Centre for Coal Seam Gas, The University of Queensland

"The modern energy landscape and scenarios - the trends, frameworks and choices that drive our energy future"

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