Energy Futures Lab's documentaries

Energy Futures Lab has funded a number of documentaries though our Energy Futures Centre for Doctoral Training, supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Winds of Change Winds of Change
Two researchers from the Department of Physics capture the changes occurring in the Andes due to climate change and the impact renewable energy sources are having on rural communities in Peru.

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Nepal Powering the top of the world: empowering communities.
Through interviews with those in charge as well as the people whose daily lives are impacted, this documentary film asks the question: what is Nepal’s energy future?

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Energy Futures Lab's public lectures

Energy Futures Lab organises many events and lectures aimed at researchers at Imperial but also for other interested people. We have recorded some of our lectures and they are available to watch online.

2017

StatoilExploring — and shaping — the future of energy: Statoil’s Energy Perspectives and Climate Roadmap
On 26 June Energy Futures Lab hosted Eirik Wærness and Bjørn Otto Sverdrup for a discussion on the world’s future energy needs, and how we together can shape the future of energy..
Recorded 26 June 2017
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Prof Christoph FreiGrand transition, digital revolution and new energy realities
On 21 June Energy Futures Lab hosted Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General & CEO of the World Energy Council, for the Energy Futures Lab Annual Lecture.
Recorded 21 June 2017
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John AbbottFuture Transport: The journey ahead
On 22 May Energy Futures Lab hosted Shell's Downstream Director, John Abbott for a conversation on the Future of Transport.
Recorded 22 May 2017
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Imperial Racing GreenImperial Racing Green Showcase
Energy futures Lab hosted Imperial Racing Green's team principals as they presented the low-carbon vehicles being built by the students working on the Imperial Racing Green programme.
Recorded 21 March 2017
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Dr Rob GrossThe Costs and Impacts of Intermittency - 2016 update
Energy futures Lab hosted UKERC's launch of their systematic review of the evidence on the costs and impacts of intermittent electricity generation technologies. Dr Rob Gross of Energy Futures Lab, and the report's lead author, presented the report's main findings and conclusions.
Recorded 21 February 2017
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Dr Fatih BirolDr Fatih Birol presents the World Energy Outlook 2016.
Energy futures Lab in association with the Grantham Institute hosts Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, to present "The future of global energy: Policies will determine where we go from here", the World Energy Outlook 2016.
Recorded 2 February 2017
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2016

Lord WillettsUK Policy: Prioritising Science and Innovation.
Energy futures Lab hosts Lord Willetts for the 5th Cambridge Whitehall Lecture in association with the Cambridge University Land Society.
Recorded 3 November 2016
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Where is energy storage going? Where is energy storage going?
A panel discussion on the future of energy storage on a local, national and international level.
Recorded 12 July 2016
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Mark O'MalleyIntegrated energy systems and their role in integrating variable renewable energy.
Professor Mark O'Malley, Director of the UCD Energy Institute discusses the use, and role, of Integrated energy systems.
Recorded 5 April 2016
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Nick Winser Annual Lecture 2016 - Global energy policy challenges, innovation and the catapult.
Nick Winser Chairman of the Energy Systems Catapult discusses global energy policy challenges, innovation and the role the Catapult can play.
Recorded 22 March 2016
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Is CCS dead? Is CCS dead?
Energy Futures Lab in association with the British Institute of Energy Economics and the Energy Technologies Institute hosted a panel discussion on the possible future of Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK.
Recorded 28 January 2016
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2015

Lord Deben Reflections on COP21
Invited by our MSc the Rt Hon. the Lord Deben came to Imperial College London to give a talk around the topic of the COP21 meeting.
Recorded 15 December 2015
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Professor Time Green Past, Present and Future for Energy Futures Lab
Professor Tim Green, Director of Energy Futures Lab, and others, discuss the past successes of the institute and what the future could hold for Energy Futures Lab and energy research at Imperial College London.
Recorded 17 November 2015
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Vincent de Rivaz Annual EDF Lecture 2015
Vincent de Rivaz of EDF Energy discusses what is at stake at the Paris Climate Summit and the responsibility of business in tackling climate change
Recorded 3 November 2015
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Alain Bucaille Thinking legally: energy, climate change and the law
Alain Bucaille discusses the legal side of coping with the possible new order on energy and climate change.

Recorded 29 September 2015
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Dr Matthew HillA show about nothing: Getting rid of carbon dioxide with a whole lot of holes
Dr Matthew Hill (CSIRO, Australia), in conversation with comedian Adam Hills, will discuss a class of materials used in gas storage & separation
Recorded 6 October 2015
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Judith WardThe Smart Electricity Consumer
Judith Ward and Sharon Darcy from Sustainability First give their perspective on household electricity demand-side development & participation in the GB electricity markets.

Recorded 17 June 2015
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Jane BurstonInfrastructure you can’t throw a stick at
Jane Burston, Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement, discusses the commercialisation of new renewables.

Recorded 13 May 2015
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Professor Nilay Shah Optimising urban energy systems
Professor Nilay Shah describes the motivation for the modelling of urban energy systems, present a framework for such an endeavour and draw insights from case studies.

Recorded 14 April 2015
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Christoph FreiEnergy in transition - navigating uncertainty
Christoph Frei from the World Energy Council discusses changes in the energy sector and the impact it could have.

Recorded 18 March 2015
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Ian MarchantDennis Anderson Lecture: UK energy policy - full steam ahead, but to where?
Ian Marchant, former Chief Executive of SSE plc will take a look at the current state of UK energy policy.

Recorded 26 February 2015
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Sir David King Annual Lecture 2015 - Practical Paths to Paris: Unleashing the Green Economy.
Sir David King talks about the need for surge in research activity switch the global economy away from its present reliance on fossil fuels.
Recorded 28 January 2015
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2014

Profssor Jim SkeaThe IPCC Synthesis Report: linking science with policy relevance.
Professor Jim Skea outlines the main messages from IPCC synthesis report, drawing out the implications and exploring the grey area where science and policy meet.
Recorded 26 November 2014
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Stephen FitzpatrickThe other end of the wire: A new perspective on the UK energy system.
In this lecture Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, offers an insight into the UK energy market and discuss Ovo Energy’s ambitious plans to take on the big six and create 500 new power providers by 2020.
Recorded 13 November 2014
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Professor Tim GreenBeing smart with energy.
Professor Tim Green talks about why smart energy systems will need to be formed by the smart combination of psychology, data analytics, markets design, generation technologies, consumer products, industry processes, energy storage and business service innovation.
Recorded 28 October 2014
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Shale gasThe future of shale gas in the UK.
A panel of Professor Tim Green (Chair), Jane Burston, Francis Egan, Professor Geoff Maitland, Dr Nick Riley discussing the facts surrounding the future of shale gas in the UK, and what are the challenges and issues facing fracking in technology, economics, policy and the environment.
Recorded 9 July 2014
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Dr Wolfgang EppleAnnual lecture 2014 - The future of energy in passenger vehicles: A manufacturer’s view.
Dr Wolfgang Epple from Jaguar Landrover looks at the future of energy in passenger vehicles from a manufacturer’s view.
Recorded 3 June 2014
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Dr Rob GrossPresenting the future: Estimating future cost reductions in electricity generation.
Dr Rob Gross considers the role and importance of electricity cost estimates and the methodologies employed to forecast future costs.
Recorded 11 March 2014
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Charles HendryChallenges for UK energy policy.
Charles Hendry former Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change discusses the policy challenges facing the UK energy sector.
Recorded 13 February 2014
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