Thursday, 21 February 2013

Global Energy Systems: Call for Poster Papers

Call for Abstracts for Poster Papers
Abstracts are invited for poster papers to be presented at the Global Energy Systems Conference, venue: ‘Our Dynamic Earth’, Edinburgh, UK, June 26 - 28, 2013.
Abstracts should be a maximum of 200-words. Deadline for submission is 31st March 2013.
Abstracts will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers from the Scientific Advisory Committee.
Acceptance notification: 30th April 2013. Early submission of abstracts will assist the reviewing process.
Abstracts can cover completed work, or work-in-process, and must align with the topics of the conference:
Posters are invited in particular for the following areas:
(a). Energy supply or demand in a global context. This can be analysis of one or more energy sources, or demand measures, in terms of scope for global provision.
(‘Demand measure’ is a technology or policy that has the potential to reduce energy use.) Where the topic is more focussed it should have lessons of potential global relevance.
Of particular interest are:
- The changing supply picture for conventional fossil fuels.
- Scope for, and constraints on, supply of non-conventional fossil fuels.
- Scope for, and constraints on, supply of non-fossil energies.
- Significant aspects relating to energy demand.
(b). ‘Systems’ aspects of energy use or demand, especially if of a global perspective, including but not limited to: EROEI issues; net-energy, investment, or other rate-limiting constraints to adoption of energy supply or demand measures; current or likely future costs of supplies, or cost-savings of demand measures.
(c). Expected impact of energy use, or demand measures, on GHG emissions. (The conference is not soliciting papers on climate change per se, but posters examining predicted GHG emissions from energy sources, or demand policies, are welcome.)
(d). Energy supply and/or demand modelling; either in a global context, or - if the model is more focussed - where the results are potentially of global relevance.
(e). Analysis or modelling that links energy price to levels of economic activity; on a global, regional, or sector basis.
The abstract limit of 200 words excludes title, author name(s), affiliation(s), contact details of the submitting author - details which must be clearly supplied; as well as Table or Figure content and legends. Abstracts may contain Tables or Figures but the whole abstract should be no larger than one page of A4 using a legible font.
Abstracts must clearly explain the topic, and give an indication of findings or conclusions already made (or expected), so that adequate judgement can be made of the work. Acceptance / rejection will be on the basis of the abstract alone, and authors are responsible that posters brought to the conference are a reasonable match to the work described in the abstract.
Submit abstracts in MS Word, or in ‘.pdf’ format, to:
Details of poster maximum size, orientation (e.g., portrait), and suggested font will be provided nearer the date of the conference. Posters will need to be in English, well presented, and of a font size legible from a distance of 1 m. Authors may submit abstracts for more than one poster where appropriate.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Global Energy Systems 2013

Global Energy Systems 2013 


Edinburgh, 26 - 28 June

Today, it is widely recognised that we are on the brink of a new energy transition - heralded by our increasing reliance on low-carbon energy sources.

Global Energy Systems will focus on providing the key insights required by companies, organisations and investors under pressure from the changing energy situation.  This information will inform risk assessments and strategic decision‐making in light of current high energy prices and energy system vulnerabilities. This three day conference will look in depth at unconventional fossil fuels, the future of the electricity system and nuclear energy, and the economics and policy of energy systems.

To facilitate engagement, the organisers have decided to restrict attendance to 300 delegates on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There is a discount
for registrations made before April 1st.

- Inspiration from leaders across the field -

  • Guy de Kort, Vice President at Shell Project & Technology
  • Michael Kumhof, Deputy Division Chief, Modeling Unit, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Thomas Ahlbrandt, Founder of Ahlbrandt Consulting, President of Thomasson Partners Associates, Vice President of Exploration for Systems Petroleum
- Asking the questions that matter -
  • Limits to Easily Accessible Fossil Fuels
  • Frontier Fossil Fuel Technologies & Basins
  • Panel debate: Energy Scarcity - Threat or Fiction?
  • Drinks & Networking Event
  • Viability of Nuclear Power
  • Challenges of Renewables-based Electricity Grids
  • PhD & MSc Poster Session
  • Panel debate: Where to invest in the electricity system of the future - the choice between Shale Gas, Nuclear, Renewables, and Coal with CCS
  • Energy Supply, Demand & Price: Role of Policy
  • Panel discussion: Key Knowledge, Data & Policy Gaps
  • Energy Modelling Workshop
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Sessions will cover issues across the breadth of the energy spectrum and will take account of academic, industry and government perspectives.