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Last week the Durham Energy Institute (DEI) was in the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, to hold an exhibition in the prestigious Upper Waiting Hall, to showcase our research towards bringing people together for a clean and just energy transition.

The exhibition was opened with a formal event hosted MP Chi Onwurah.  This event was attended by forty delegates with an interest in clean and just energy transitions.  Durham University Vice Chancellor, Karen O’Brien thanked the MP for her kind hospitality before the networking opportunity commenced. DEI director, Simone Abram was delighted to welcome old friends and new, including representatives of the embassies of Norway, France, Germany, Canada and Japan.

The exhibition in the Upper Waiting Hall was designed for MPs to view as they passed through the hall on their way to vote or to attend select committee meetings. It featured information on DEI’s work encourage working together to address global energy challenges through adopting a socio-technical approach to the whole energy system. With more detailed information on the three research pillars of decarbonising heat, power and transport; developing energy materials and understanding resource geopolitics; and education, training and outreach, continuous professional development and executive education.

The unique approach by the DEI will:

  • Innovate by bringing together the people with the best knowledge and expertise to make energy systems clean and just;
  • have Impact by creating opportunities for people to be part of the change, through partnership and co-operation;
  • Influence by inspiring creativity and co-operation for a shared goal of clean and just energy systems; and
  • Include by recognising the diversity of human and planetary life and strive continually to understand how changing energy systems affect different groups.

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  • See the fantastic research we do at the Durham Energy Institute including wind power, solar energy, smart technologies for energy management, energy storage, carbon dioxide geostorage, the continuing development of novel energy materials, and behavioural change in society associated with renewable energy use. The DEI is also driving the UK hydrogen revolution as a replacement for fossil fuels.