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Patron: Her Majesty the Queen


The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation

2nd Meeting of the 195th Session (2015-2016)

Dr Andy Kerr

Dr Andy Kerr

The Future of Energy

Dr Andy Kerr
Executive Director
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 26th October 2015, at 7pm

All countries face difficult choices in seeking to deliver clean, affordable and secure supplies of energy to citizens. Recent years have seen extraordinary disruptive changes and innovation in many aspects of energy generation and use around the world (in markets, technologies, regulations, social acceptance, and geopolitics). This lecture will showcase these important changes and how they impact on us in Scotland and elsewhere. And it will pose the question: How can we help countries, regions and cities make better choices about the energy sources and supplies that will deliver their needs?

Andy Kerr is the Executive Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), an innovation centre at the University of Edinburgh that works with the public, private and civic sectors to develop and share knowledge, ideas and expertise to catalyse a low carbon future.

Andy has been heavily involved in the development of Scotland's response to climate change. He is a non-executive member of the Scottish Government's Climate Change Delivery Board, which oversees delivery of Scotland's emission reduction targets; and on the Programme Board of Scotland's National Centre for Resilience. He is co-Director of the Centre of Expertise on Climate Change; and a board member of the business-led Climate 2020 Group.

Previously, Andy worked in the private sector, trading carbon and bioenergy in international energy markets, and working with companies to develop strategic management responses to emerging environmental legislation. Andy has a doctorate in climate change and glaciology.

Location of meeting

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served from about 6:40pm onwards before the meetings.

Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161

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