The Centre for Energy Transition Seminar Series highlights some of the important work in energy transition research being undertaken by staff across the University of Aberdeen.

Net Zero Critical but Not Enough (2022 RV Jones Lecture)

As part of the RV Jones Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the School of Engineering, Prof Julia King, Cahir of the Carbon Trust, looks at the urgent need for us to adapt, as well as reduce emissions in order to combat climate change.

Amplifying Women's Voices for Climate Change

Prof Beth Scott chairs a discussion on the question of are women’s voices heard in the climate change debate, along with Dr Ana Payo-Payo, Dr Daria Shapovalova, Dr Shamima Haque and Alison Stuart.

Oil and Gas in Transition: Delivering Just Transition to Net Zero in the North East Workshop

This workshop brought together stakeholders from academia, industry, policy, and third sector for an open dialogue on delivering a just transition to net-zero in the North East. The keynote addresses were given by Gillian Martin MSP and John Underhill, Director of the Centre for Energy Transition.

Safeguarding Ecosystems, Protecting Natural Habitats and Keeping Carbon out of the Atmosphere

Prof David Burslem chairs an online panel discussion on the topic of nature-based solutions to climate change.

Helping People, Economies and the Environment Adapt and Prepare for the Impacts of Climate Change

Prof Tavis Potts, Interim Director of the Centre for Energy Transition at the University of Aberdeen, chairs a panel discussion on the topic of adaption and resilience.

Accelerating the Move to Zero-Carbon Road Transport

Join host Dr Alf Martinez-Felipe, School of Engineering, and a host of experts as they discusses various aspects of the challenges of achieving zero-carbon road transport within the next 10-20 years. 

Seizing the Massive Opportunities of Cheaper Renewables and Storage

Prof Russell McKenna, School of Engineering, chairs a panel discussion on how we can stimulate solutions and reduce costs to achieve net-zero. This event is part of Cop26: Sustainability Futures, a series of four online panel discussions marking Cop26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Energy Efficient Carbon Capture and Storage

Tom Baxter, School of Engineering, presents on gas-fired power stations combined with CCS.

National Climate Change Acts

Dr Thomas L Muinzer  and Dr Tavis Potts introduce a panel discsssion to mark the launch of a new ground-breaking book on National Climate Changes Acts, with expert contrubutions from Prof Richard Macrory CBE, Alina Averchenkova, Prue Taylor, Andrew Jackson, Åsa Romson and Otto Spijkers.

Offshore Energy System Integration: Challenges and Opportunities in the North Sea

Professor Russell McKenna (Chair), University of Aberdeen, Katie Abbot - Environment Manager, TotalEnergies E&P UK, Thibaut Cheret - Emissions Improvement Manager, OGUK, Benjamin Sykes - Vice President, UK Offshore and Head of UK Market Development, Consenting & External Affairs – Ørsted, Rebecca Williams - Head of Policy and Regulation, RenewableUK

Centre for Energy Transition Launch Event

Dr Tavis Potts, Interim Director, Professor George Boyne, Principal University of Aberdeen, Anne Marie Trevelyan, UK Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, Jean-Luc Guiziou, Managing Director of Total E&P UK, Keith Anderson, Chief Executive of Scottish Power, Alison Stuart of Aberdeen Climate Action and Steve Scrimshaw, Vice-President of Siemens Energy.

New Technologies for Achieving Low Carbon Economies: Opportunities for Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland

Dr Alf Martinez-Felipe (Chair) University of Aberdeen, Dr Caitlin CottrillSenior Lecturer and Director of Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen, Martin McCormack, Energy Transition Programme Director, Ccus & Hydrogen at Opportunity North East, Nigel Holmes, CEO of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association, Dr Claudia Fernandez-Martin, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Vinay Mulgundmath, Chief Technologist in the Technology Driving Transition, OGTC

Comparative Perspectives of Just Transitions Seminar Global Energy Institute (Aberdeen Curtin Alliance)

"The Just Transition in Scotland – are Communities Engaged in Energy Transitions?" Dr Tavis Potts, Interim Director of the Centre for Energy Transition, University of Aberdeen
"The Renewable Energy Transition; Buildings and Precincts". Professor Greg Morrison, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Scaling up Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Scotland: Learning by Doing

Nigel Holmes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), presents on the growth if Hydrogen and fuel cell projects being deployed in locations across Scotland, including North-East Scotland, Fife, the Western Isles, and the Orkney Islands. 

Crude Oil Prices and the Energy Transition

Professor Marc Gronwald, University of Aberdeen and Dr. Roberto F. Aguilera, Curtin University

Overseling Hydrogen?

Tom Baxter, School of Engineering presents a critical look at hydrogen technologies and questions the widely held view that hydrogen should play a significant role in the transition to a clean, low-carbon, energy system in the UK.

Arctic Petroleum and the 2°C Goal: A Case for Accountability for Fossil Fuel Supply

Dr Daria Shapovalova, School of Law presents on the establishment of accountability for the production of Arctic petroleum in light of climate change.