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Talking energy...The UKERC Podcast

Talking energy...The UKERC Podcast

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Experiences of the Networking Fund

Talking energy...The UKERC Podcast

Taking stock of heat and buildings policy
In this episode of our podcast ‘Talking Energy’, UKERC Director, Professor Rob Gross,  is joined by Dhara Vyas deputy director at Energy UK and Dr Richard Lowes, senior associate at the Regulatory Assistance Project. In the context of rising energy bills and net zero targets, ‘Taking stock of heat and buildings policy’ focuses on the challenge of decarbonising heat. It considers the impact of the current energy crisis, explores the 2021 Heat and Buildings Strategy, and asks what is needed to kick-start the heat transition?
March 02, 2022
Experiences of the Networking Fund
To coincide with our call for projects for our Whole Systems Networking Fund, this podcast explores the experiences of two previous awardees. In it, they talk about their projects and the impact the funding has had on their careers, and provide advice for potential applicants. In this podcast, UKERC's Engagement Officer, Amber Sawyer speaks with Dr. Gbemi Oluleye who is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Environmental Policy in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London and Dr. Inna Vorushylo, a Lecturer in Energy Markets and Energy Storage at Belfast University. To find out more about the Whole Systems Networking Fund click here. To find out more about Gbemi's project click here. To find out more about Inna's project click here.
February 10, 2022
Equality, diversity and inclusion
In this episode, we explore equality, diversity and inclusion in energy research. UKERC’s engagement officer Amber Sawyer is joined by Fran Long from the Faraday institution and Sarah Higginson from CREDS. They touch on a number of topics including recruitment, wellbeing, the importance of data and inclusion allies.
November 24, 2021
Transport decarbonisation
In this episode released to coincide with Transport Day at COP26, we focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by decarbonising transport. Claire Spooner, Head of Decarbonising Transport at EPSRC guest hosts and is joined by UKERC Co-Directors Prof. Jillian Anable, University of Leeds and Prof. Christian Brand, University of Oxford. To cover topics such as the impacts of COVID on transport, the ICE phase out date, active travel, international car ownership and what we can hope for from COP26.
November 09, 2021
COP26, what can the UK hope for?
In this episode of our podcast ‘Talking Energy’, UKERC Director, Professor Rob Gross,  is joined by Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace and Simon Sharp, Deputy Director of the UK Government COP Unit. Ahead of COP26 which starts next week, this episode focuses on what the UK Government is trying to achieve and what we might hope for from COP26. Touching on topics including the Presidency Themes, international collaboration, the technology race and trust it delves into.
October 27, 2021
Exploring the 2035 clean power target
In this episode of our podcast, UKERC Director, Professor Rob Gross, joins Jessica Bays to explore the Government's recent 2035 clean power goal. Touching on a number of topics, including gas prices, renewables and nuclear, it focuses on offshore wind targets.
October 14, 2021
The rising price of gas
In this episode of ‘Talking Energy’, Co-Director Mike Bradshaw joins Jessica Bays to discuss the rising price of gas. Focusing on the complexities of the supply and price of gas, they cover topics including the energy price cap, supplier failures, weather in Asia, Russian pipeline Nord Stream 2, Brexit and the future role of gas in a net zero world. 
September 30, 2021
Green on green impacts
In the second instalment of our new ‘Talking Energy’ podcast, Dr. Steve Carver from the University of Leeds joins Jessica Bays, UKERC’s Head of Communications and Policy to discuss green on green impacts, with a focus on onshore wind.
July 28, 2021
This is the inaugural podcast from the team at The UK Energy Research Center. In this episode, UKERC Director Prof Rob Gross discusses the impact of Brexit on the UK energy landscape with Caroline Kuzemko (Associate Professor in the University of Warwick’s Politics and International Studies department) and Antony Froggatt (Chatham House).
June 30, 2021