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What are the social impacts of the move to net zero? The view from the EPSRC Supergen Programme

22nd June 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST


The research networks of the EPSRC Supergen Programme will come together to host a webinar exploring the social aspects of the drive to net zero from the different hub perspectives (bioenergy, offshore renewables, energy networks, energy storage, solar and hydrogen).

We will go beyond the environmental impacts of net zero to look at the economic and social implications, discussing topics such as decentralised energy, rural communities, the impact of new industry and infrastructure, energy and fuel poverty, governance, jobs and just transition. Each Supergen hub will give a short presentation before we move on to a panel discussion and Q&A.


Presentations and panel

Mirjam Roeder, Supergen Bioenergy Hub and Aston University
Furong Li, Supergen Energy Networks Hub and University of Bath
Philip Sandwell, Supergen SuperSolar and Imperial
Tim Mays, H2FC Supergen (Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research Hub) and University of Bath
Deborah Greaves, Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub and University of Plymouth
Xinfang Wang, Supergen Energy Storage Network and University of Birmingham
Jenny Cooper, Supergen High Level Group, EPSRC

Panel chair

Helen Stockton, National Energy Action


This FREE Webinar can be accessed through the EPSRC Engineering Net Zero event app, available here:


Alternatively, you can join the webinar directly at 15.00 on 22nd June at this link (no prior registration required, just click when the webinar starts)



22nd June 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm