Webinar on Energy systems for a sustainable society - Uppsala University

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Global energy use has grown dramatically since the rise of industrialization, tempting people
to move to more energy intensive lifestyles in larger communities. Energy use has progressed
from providing only basic individual necessities to satisfying our needs for such diverse things
as housing, farming, transportation, manufacturing, city-building, entertainment, information
processing and communication. Present lifestyles in western societies are enabled by readily
available, inexpensive and convenient high-density fossil fuels. This current situation is
resulting in a pressing need of large-scale integrations of environmentally friendly energy
solutions.



However, sustainable societies are not only about finding alternatives to fossil fuels, but also
about how we can avoid scattered communities. Future energy systems need to care for social
cohesiveness and take factors such as socio-economic situations, digital literacy, type of
housing and place of residence into account.

Uppsala University Innovation Partnership Office (UU Samverkan) invites you to an
inspirational multidisciplinary webinar bringing together academics and societal stakeholders.
The aim of the two-hour webinar is to inspire and identify different perspectives of sustainable
energy systems.



This seminar is the first step in bringing forth new ideas which may lead to more concrete co-
creation opportunities.

The webinar has two focus-areas:
1. The integration of renewable energy resources in the energy system
2. The transition towards a socially sustainable energy system

Preliminary programme:



The integration of renewable energy resources in the energy system
Time: 1-1.50 pm
 Mats W Lundberg - Head of sustainability Sandvik
 William Brant - Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry, Ångström
Laboratory, Structural Chemistry, Uppsala University and co-owner of Altris AB
 Rafael Waters - Project manager STUNS Energi and Professor at Department of
Electrical Engineering, Division of Electricity at Uppsala University. ‘Smart grid
mobility house for sustainable cities’



The session ends with a short discussion where you are invited to ask questions to the
panelists.



















Break: 1.50-2 pm

The transition towards a socially sustainable energy system
Time: 2-2.50 pm
 Daniela Nemeti- Project coordinator, Sustainability InnoCenter ‘ Behavioural
change and its role driving sustainable mobility: a pathway to attending the
systemic challenge of mobility transition?’
 Klas Palm –Researcher at Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Division of
Industrial Engineering and Management, Uppsala University, ‘Sustainable or
segregated? Energy communities for a broad sustainable energy transition.’
 Mikael Åhlman - Environmental strategist and regional development. Uppsala
County Region Uppsala



The session ends with a short discussion where you are invited to ask questions to the
panelists.

Summing up and next steps: 2.50-3 pm
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