Energy Transition Pathways, Scenarios and Technologies for a Low Carbon UK Future
Professor Geoff Hammond, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
The United Kingdom (UK) has placed itself on a transition towards a low carbon economy and society, through the imposition of a legally-binding goal aimed at reducing its ‘greenhouse gas’ (GHG) emissions by at least 80% by 2050 against a 1990 baseline. Thus, the socio-technical insights and opportunities associated with the transition towards a low-carbon future are of critical importance in many industrialised countries.
Geoffrey Hammond is Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath (UK), and was founder Director of its Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I•SEE) until 2011. He is a mechanical engineer with a multidisciplinary background, including environmental protection and business management. His research interests are mainly concerned with the technology assessment of energy systems, industrial decarbonisation, and transition pathways to a low carbon future.
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