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Energy and environment

Energy transition and decarbonisation are a necessity rather than an obligation. To meet climate targets, the global energy sector is shifting from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption to renewable energy sources like wind and solar, as well as batteries. However, there are safety, environmental and health issues related to this transition, which must be addressed.

Theme aims

Hydrogen tanks

This theme aims to build research connections and integrate strengths across the Universities three faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

It will start by developing external bids to address the safety, environmental and health issues related to the three key pillars of decarbonisation: hydrogen, ammonia and electrification, with the existing strengths at Surrey as well as the external collaborators which are already sponsors and collaborators of the participating fellows.

In the longer term, this theme will expand to other related environmental issues related to energy transition to be guided by government and industry strategies. Additionally, there are associated issues of all the above which call for expertise in economics for techno-economic analysis, public awareness and perception, and the effects of the emissions on public health, marine life as well as the climate impacts need to be addressed.