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The Energy Transition – How Will It Evolve?

26 May 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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What does ‘energy transition’ mean? As with any definition, there are many we could use. One proposed here is this, “Energy Transition is the specific change/s from one state to another of energy systems. Energy systems have specific patterns of both energy supply and demand quantities and qualities; this is their given state”. Quite a definition! If we look at history there have been three energy transitions so far: (1) wood to coal, (2) coal to oil, (3) coal and oil to natural gas. The Fourth Energy Transition should see renewable sources of energy replace all fossil fuels.

According to some authors, these transitions take 50 to 75 years for the new energy resource (i.e., renewables) to have a large share in the global energy market. If we think about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports we do not have 50 to 75 years. This webinar will look at past energy transitions and discuss how the current/upcoming energy transition might pan out; will we get to 100% electrification by 2050?

3 key takeaways from this webinar:

  • There have been three energy transitions.
  • The need to reduce fossil fuel consumption very quickly is urgent.
  • Every global citizen/the whole planet will be affected by the energy transition.

Presenter: Dr. Lucas Skoufa, EIT Lecturer

Join us to learn more at this must-attend event for engineering professionals and aspiring engineers alike.

Reserve your spot at this free webinar today!

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Please note: the time stated on this event is in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST). You will need to convert this to your own time zone.


26 May 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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