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UK-China Workshop on Efficient Energy Utilisation 2017 (China)
Friday 11th August 2017 - Monday 14th August 2017
The energy systems of both UK and China face challenges of unprecedented proportions. According to the targets proposed by the UK Climate Change Committee, the electricity sector would be almost entirely decarbonised by 2030, whereas the Chinese government has promised to cut greenhouse gas emission per unit of gross domestic product by 40-45% by 2020 based on the 2005 level – a significant challenge in that around 70% of energy supply in China is based on fossil fuels mainly coals, a main source of environmental pollution in China.
This Workshop aims to establish new and reinforce sustain links between early career researchers (ECRs) from both UK and China working on clean energy utilization. It is jointly funded by the British Council and the National Science Foundation of China. The Workshop includes four themes of energy conversion, transmission, storage and efficient utilization, with a specific reference to thermal energy including solar energy. The focuses of the themes are respectively on efficient and cost-effective heat-cold-power and solar energy conversion, heat and cold transmission, heat and cold storage, and optimization of energy utilization.
Professor Yulong Ding from University of Birmingham and Professor Yiming Xuan from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics will jointly chair the Workshop.