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CUEN Annual Energy Conference 2015

Sustainable Energy Price: Unravelling the Nexus

Thursday, 11 June | Murray Edwards College

Sustainable Energy Price: Unravelling the Nexus Given the recent developments in international oil and gas prices, the nexus of challenges and opportunities in maintaining sustainable energy price are many and diverse. The conference will cover technological innovation, economic implications, geo-politics of energy price and challenges to climate change. Given this highly topical subject, we expect a record attendance, including students, academics and representatives from industry, in addition to a number of distinguished speakers. In bringing together professionals, academics and students with a common interest in SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRICING, this conference aims to inform, inspire and facilitate interaction between the people whose diverse skills will play a role in this meaningful area. The event is also intended for people with a general interest in energy, opening up a discussion between different points of views on the topic theme.

Date: Thursday, 11 June 2015

Location: Murray Edwards College

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN Evening Seminar on Tidal Energy in the UK

"Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon: a blueprint for a new kind of energy infrastructure" by Ton Fijen, Engineering Director, Tidal Lagoon Power

Thursday, 14 May, 4pm | LT1, Dept of Engineering, Trumpington Site

Tidal Lagoon Power is preparing to start construction of the world's first tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay in 2015. The 320MW installed capacity project will establish a blueprint for the rapid roll-out of a fleet of full-scale tidal lagoons that could between them provide 8% of the UK's electricity. With a design life of 120 years, tidal lagoons introduce a new option for affordable renewable energy at a scale not seen before. Predominantly built and funded in the UK, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will kick-start a new UK industry and future export market, present a wide range of opportunities for social and environmental regeneration and position low carbon power generation at the heart of the community. This seminar will examine the plans for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, the technology it will employ, the civil engineering challenges it will navigate, and the new energy market it will open up.

CUEN welcomes Ton Fijen, Engineering Director, Tidal Lagoon Power. Ton Fijen is a well-qualified engineer who has been working in the fields of marine and coastal engineering for more than 30 years. Before joining Tidal Lagoon Power, Ton was based in Stellenbosch, South Africa as a Consulting Engineer and Director of WSP Africa Coastal Engineers. Tidal Lagoon Power is developing a series of UK tidal lagoon power plants. The first of these - the 320MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon - is scheduled to enter construction in 2015. Initial plans for a subsequent Cardiff Tidal Lagoon, up to 2,800MW in installed capacity, were first unveiled in March 2015.

Date: Thursday, 14 May 2015, 4pm

Location: LT1, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Site, Cambridge University

Free entrance. Refreshments and networking session after the seminar talk. All welcome.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN Evening Seminar on "Energy Challenges in the transportation in the UK"

Joint seminar talks by: Dr John Lanham, Associate Dean for Partnerships, FET, UWE Bloodhound@University and Michael Wheeldon, Head of Mechanical, CU Eco Racing

Friday, 8 May, 5pm | LT2, Dept of Engineering, Trumpington Site

Speakers:

Dr John Lanham
"BloodhoundSSC - Making it go, keeping it safe and making it stop - some energetic perspectives on designing a 1,000 mph car"

Michael Wheeldon
"The role of solar power in the future transportation in the UK"

After studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at University College Swansea in the early 1980's, John moved to Coventry to work for GEC in the telecommunications industry. From Coventry he then moved to Manchester and worked at a Teaching Company Associate on a collaborative project between Salford University and International Computers Limited after which he stayed with ICL in Manchester. He moved to a Lecturing role at Bristol Polytechnic in the department of Engineering. Alongside his teaching work he embarked on a PhD and worked with a number of local and regional companies on further knowledge exchange and partnership projects. As Bristol Polytechnic transitioned to the University of the West of England in 1992 John's role likewise changed and adapted. In 2003 he was appointed as Head of Department for Design and Engineering, heading a team of ~ 40 academics, a role he continued in through to 2010 when he was appointed to a faculty based role as Associate Dean for International and External Partnerships in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE. In this role John has led FET's expansion in international work and now overseas six major transnational education collaborations and FET's 400+ international students who are studying on the Frenchay campus.


A key activity for John at present is the BloodhoundSSC project of which UWE is a founder sponsor. The aim of the BloodhoundSSC project, led by Richard Noble, is to raise the engagement of youngsters with STEM subjects - STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, through the grand challenge of designing, building and running a car to raise the land speed record to 1,000 MPH. Bloodhound aims to share information from the project in new and novel ways and so inspire the next generation of UK engineers - John is leading and coordinating the HE engagement activities for the BloodhoundSSC project. In this role he has worked with the Bloodhound team developing an on-line repository "K-Box" for university staff and students to access design information, test data and ultimately run data for use in lectures, workshops, projects and case-studies.


Michael's role at CUER involves coordinating the transformation of an aerodynamic shell provided by the aero team into a fully designed solar powered racer, taking it all the way from sketches on pieces of paper, to 3D CAD models to a physical part in the workshop ready to be bolted on to the car. He gets to look at the biggest projects, like the chassis design all the way down to making sure that CUER has enough nuts and bolts to build the suspension! He loves this role because it allows him to take on some project management/leadership responsibilities while still getting his hands dirty with some design, analysis and manufacturing. As the CUER Head of Mechanical, Michael will give a thorough overview of the role of solar power in the transportation in the UK

Date: Friday, 8 May 2015, 5pm

Location: LT2, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Site, Cambridge University

Free entrance. Refreshments and networking session after seminar talks. All welcome.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN Easter Term 2015 Events

This Easter term we would like to invite all the Cambridge energy enthusiasts to two exciting seminars: 'Energy challenges in the UK transportation' and 'Future projections for the tidal energy market in the UK'. The highlight of the term is the CUEN Annual Energy Conference on 'Sustainable Energy Prices' (Thursday, 11th June; Murray Edwards College). More information on the conference will follow.

Hope to see many of you at CUEN events!

The CUEN committee

Energy Policy RG Easter 2015 seminars

Mondays, Easter Term 2015 12:30-2pm | Judge Business School, Cambridge

The EPRG Energy & Environment (E&E) Seminar Series is a weekly presentation relating to economic, social, and technological issues within the energy academic and industrial sectors. Our weekly Energy and Environment Seminars give our research team the opportunity for constructive feedback on their current work and promoting multidisciplinary dialogue on issues of relevance to our research programme. We also welcome visitors from other universities, industry, regulatory agencies and government. The EPRG E&E seminars are held at the Judge Business School, Cambridge every Monday during university term time from 12:30 to 2.00 PM. If you would like to attend these lectures, please email eprgadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk for more information

The list for Easter term 2015 seminars is here

Date: Mondays, Easter Term 2015, 12:30-2pm

Location: Judge Business School, Cambridge

Hope to see many of you there!

The CUEN committee

Energy for the Future: Plugging the decline in energy supply, a gap too big?

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 7.00-9.30pm | Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall College, Cambridge

"Energy for the Future: Plugging the decline in energy supply, a gap too big? Harnessing the energy resources to meet the global energy needs has been a scientific and engineering challenge for decades. The panel will discuss how some of the questions in the increase in energy demand are addressed in their sectors by use of innovation, mix of energy types and bringing energy to those who need it most."

The link to view and register for this event is here.

Date: Thursday, 21st May 2015, 7:00-9.30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall college, Cambridge

Hope to see many of you there!

The CUEN committee

Energy Policy RG Lent 2015 seminars

Mondays, Lent Term 2015 12:30-2pm | Judge Business School, Cambridge

The EPRG Energy & Environment (E&E) Seminar Series is a weekly presentation relating to economic, social, and technological issues within the energy academic and industrial sectors. Our weekly Energy and Environment Seminars give our research team the opportunity for constructive feedback on their current work and promoting multidisciplinary dialogue on issues of relevance to our research programme. We also welcome visitors from other universities, industry, regulatory agencies and government. The EPRG E&E seminars are held at the Judge Business School, Cambridge every Monday during university term time from 12:30 to 2.00 PM. If you would like to attend these lectures, please email eprgadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk for more information

The list for Lent term 2015 seminars is here

Date: Mondays, Lent Term 2015, 12:30-2pm

Location: Judge Business School, Cambridge

Hope to see many of you there!

The CUEN committee

"International Legal Constraints on Energy Transitions"

CUEN Evening Seminar by Professor Jorge E. Vinuales, Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy, Law Faculty, University of Cambridge.

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 6pm | Room B3, Criminology Department, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

"Energy transition policies are likely to fundamentally redesign the energy matrix on which large portions of the economy are currently based. International law, particularly trade and investment law, were historically developed to place constraints on major regulatory changes in order to ensure a certain degree of liberalisation. This talk will explore the legal space left by international law for the introduction of energy transition policies as well as the strategies to minimise potential frictions."

Please refer to the poster for more information. Followed by the drinks and the networking session. All welcome.

Date: Thursday, 22 January 2015, 6pm

Location: Room B3, Criminology Department, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

Hope to see many of you there!

The CUEN committee

"Sino-Russian Gas and Oil Cooperation: The Reality and Its Impacts towards Regional and Global Trading"

CUEN Evening Seminar by Professor K-W Paik, Associate Fellow of the Energy, Environment, Resource Department at Chatham House and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 5pm | Room B3, Criminology Department, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

On May 21, 2014, the long waited Sino-Russian gas deal was signed, and the 38 bcm/y gas supply from east Siberia to northern China for 30 years (US$ 400 bn worth) was the biggest energy deal ever. In 2013, China had signed two major crude supply deals with Russia, with US$ 355 bn worth. If Altai gas deal with 30 bcm/y volume is added in the coming 12 month, the combined figure of Sino-Russian oil and gas deal will reach US$ 1 trillion. The importance of Sino-Russian gas deal lies in a fact that it will set the benchmark price for northern China's Bohai Bay gas market and will deliver a huge pressure to LNG developers targeting the Chinese LNG market. The US and EU sanctions against Russia with regard to the Ukraine crisis had consolidated Sino-Russian energy relations and consequently China became the biggest beneficiary. Russia is being demonised by its annexation of Crimea Peninsula, but Russia's large scale gas supply to China will help reducing the excessive Asian LNG premium and consequently the expansion of gas use in China. If China's heavy dependence on coal can be changed by the rapid expansion of gas use in China, let's say, China's coal dependence in China's energy mix can be reduced well below 50% by 2030, that will be the biggest contribution to take care of global climate change initiative. Prof. K-W Paik is a top authority on Sino-Russian oil and gas cooperation, and his talk will address the implications of the deal comprehensively.

Please refer to the poster for more information. Followed by the drinks and the networking session. All welcome.

Date: Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 5pm

Location: Room B3, Criminology Department, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

Hope to see many of you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN-POLIS Energy Security Seminar Series

"The role of intergovernmental organisations in energy security: can the Energy Charter provide a new benchmark for global energy governance?"

A talk by Dr Marat Terterov, Principal Coordinator, Energy Charter Knowledge Centre, Brussels

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5pm | Room 138, 1st floor, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Dr Marat Terterov is a Research Fellow at the Energy Charter Knowledge Centre in Brussels, responsible for the design and delivery of a range of training programs for the younger generation of energy leaders, as well as the drafting of strategy papers analysing the onward evolution of the Energy Charter Process. He received his education in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, and holds a D.Phil. (PhD) in Middle Eastern studies from St. Antony's College, Oxford University (obtained in 2002). Dr Terterov has written widely on the countries of the former-USSR and Middle East from the perspective of their geopolitics, domestic security and international relations. His commentaries and rather frank opinions are visible widely in the international media and in frequent public meetings between experts. Dr Terterov gained experience in the energy sphere through several years of work as a conference organiser focusing on the Russian gas industry, and later by working as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Energy Charter Treaty in Brussels. He speaks English and Russian fluently, while also being conversational in Egyptian Arabic and having very basic knowledge of French.

Date: Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5pm

Location: Room 138, 1st floor, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Please see attached the talk poster for more information. Free entrance. All welcome.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CUEN committee

"Lossless Energy Transport: The Magic of Superconductors"

CUEN Evening Seminar by Dr Suchitra Sebastian

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5pm | Bristol-Myers Squibb BMS Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge

Dr Sebastian received a PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford University, USA in 2006, prior to which she completed an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), India and a BSc in Physics at the Women's Christian College (Chennai), India. She was awarded the Lee Osheroff Richardson North American Science prize for her PhD work on frustrated quantum magnets. In 2012 she was awarded the Young Scientist Medal in magnetism by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and the Moseley Medal by the Institute of Physics for her discoveries in frustrated quantum magnets, heavy fermion systems, and high temperature superconductors. Dr Sebastian's research interests are in the area of correlated electron systems, particularly in novel materials. Her research focuses on the search for emergent quantum phenomena in a variety of new materials under extreme conditions.

Please refer to the poster for more information. Followed by the drinks and the networking session. All welcome.

Date: Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5pm

Location: BMS Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry

Hope to see many of you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN-POLIS Energy Security Seminar Series

"EU Foreign Policy and Energy Diplomacy"

A talk by Dr Alexandros Yannis, Energy Diplomacy Coordinator, European External Action Service, EU

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4pm | Room 119, 1st floor, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Dr Alexandros Yannis is policy coordinator on global issues and responsible for energy diplomacy in the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union. He has been a Member of the Cabinet of Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission and he has worked in the Council of the European Union for Javier Solana, the former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy. He has also lived and worked in Geneva, New York, Boston, Kosovo and the Horn of Africa and he has extensive work and field experience in the Western Balkans, the Southern Caucasus, Turkey, Cyprus and Africa as well as on international negotiations, conflict prevention and energy geopolitics. He has also been Associate Professor at The Fletcher School of Tufts University in Boston, Visiting Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University in New York and Research Fellow in the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He is Research Associate in the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens (ELIAMEP) and he has lectured and published widely, particularly on European Union foreign and security policy.

Date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4pm

Location: Room 119, 1st floor, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Please see attached the talk poster for more information. Free entrance. All welcome.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN-POLIS Energy Security Seminar Series

The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on NATO, a talk by Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General at NATO

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 2pm | Institute of Criminology, Cambridge

POLIS Energy Security Series (co-organised and publicised via CUEN) presents:

"The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on NATO" by Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO

Date: Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 2pm

Location: Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge, CB3 9DA (behind the Law Faculty)

Free entrance. Followed by drinks at 3.30pm in the ARB building, Sidgwick Site (POLIS Building), 1st floor Green Sofas area. All welcome.

For more information please contact: Alexandra-Maria Bocse, email: amb225@cam.ac.uk.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN Evening Seminar: Future Energy Policy - a few critical issues by Dr Timothy Stone CBE

28 October 2014, Judge Business School LT1, University of Cambridge

Join us for our first CUEN evening lecture this term!

Dr. Timothy Stone CBE will discuss New Nuclear and Regulation in the UK.

Dr. Timothy Stone CBE is Formerly Senior Advisor to 5 Secretaries of State for Energy in two governments and former Expert Chair of the Office for Nuclear Development. Currently Expert Member of the Board of the European Investment Bank, Non-executive director of Anglian Water and Non-executive director of Horizon Nuclear Power.

Question and Answers Session will follow after the seminar, with refreshments provided.

Date: 6pm, Tuesday, 28th October 2014

Venue: Judge Business School, LT1, University of Cambridge

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CUEN committee

CUEN - Welcome Squash 2014

18:00 Monday, 13th October 2014. Department of Engineering

This will be a great opportunity to meet new members and to learn a bit more about CUEN and what we do. If you are interested in getting involved in the CUEN Committee, please make sure that you attend as there are still several positions available.

We are looking forward to meeting plenty of you there.

The CUEN committee

CUEN kicks off academic year 2014/2015

CUEN @ The Society Fair 6/7 October 2014

As every year, CUEN will have a stall at the Society Fair at Kelsey Kerridge (Stall HD09 in the Main Hall). You will have the chance to get to know CUEN, the committee and the opportunities to be engaged in the society yourself. We are looking forward to meeting many of you.

The CUEN Committee