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Strathclyde Student Branch Distinguished Lecture | Decarbonisation Opportunities in the Electric Power Sector to Address Climate Change by Prof Saifur Rahman, 2023 IEEE President & CEO

There is an unprecedented level of awareness of climate change and the role of decarbonisation in enabling environmental sustainability moving forward.  In particular, there has been a major focus placed on the carbon produced through electricity generation, as it is responsible for roughly 30% of emissions globally.

While industrialised nations are slowly moving away from fossil-fuel based electricity, emerging economies are still heavily reliant on fossil fuels which are the most readily available electricity generation sources for them. Thus, there is a tension that needs to be navigated if we are to meet carbon reduction targets – and they are, to be clear, shared targets.

A nuanced approach to navigating this tension will see industrialised nation states collaborating with emerging economies to deploy a portfolio of solutions with low-carbon generation, storage and demand side management with advanced technology focusing on energy efficiency.

To more efficiently facilitate the global shift towards renewable energy adoption, the below six areas should be our priority to address climate change.

  1. Energy Efficiency Applications
  2. Carbon Capture Systems
  3. Renewable Energy Integration
  4. Hydrogen and Storage Solutions
  5. Cross-Border Energy Transfer
  6. Advanced Nuclear Technologies


17.30:  Registration and light refreshments
18.00:  Lecture
19.15:  Networking Reception
20.00:  Event Close

This is an in-person only event and there is a restriction on the number that can be accommodated in the lecture theatre and hence, we request that you confirm your attendance at this event by emailing marianne.ballantyne@strath.ac.uk, by 17:00 on 4th September.

Meet the IEEE President

In addition to the lecture, the department is also organising a meet the IEEE President session, which will precede the timings for the lecture. This will provide an opportunity for IEEE members to take advantage of the visit of Professor Siafur Rahman to the EEE department.

This event will also be in the Senate Suite of the Collins Building between 16:00-17:00 and again, numbers will be restricted. You should email marianne.ballantyne@strath.ac.uk with your request for a place at this event by 17:00 on the 4th September.

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