Michaelmas Term 2020
Week 3: Yunshu Li
Wednesday 28th October 2020 5:30pm
Week 4: Julia Pyke
Wednesday 4th November 2020 5:30pm
A short lecture considering the role that nuclear power can play in reaching our 2050 net zero ambition. The discussion will consider the need for new nuclear builds, alongside renewable deployment, and the wider benefits of nuclear power. A Q&A session would hope to answer any questions around nuclear, and also help to identify new directions for the nuclear industry.
Week 5: The need and business case for atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Removal
Wednesday 11th November 2020 5:30pm
Christoph Beuttler, ClimeWorks will outline the need for atmospheric carbon dioxide removal in view of the goals of the Paris Agreement. He will discuss the role of direct air capture, its scalability, policy needs and challenges as well as business cases. The technology developed by Climeworks captures carbon dioxide directly from the air using machines that are powered solely by renewable energy or energy-from-waste, resulting in grey emissions of below 10%.